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Obviously, It's Pecans (#208H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

It's November, y'all, and that means it's busy at Chef and the Farmer. Vivian is feeling the stress of running the restaurant after suspending her sous chef and preparing for her own Thanksgiving feast. She and Ms. Scarlett head to Ms. Scarlett's family farm where they source their pecans and have a run-in with Uncle Dwight's wild boar. On Thanksgiving, dozens of people assemble in Ben and Vivian's Deep Run home. The only thing missing is the Thanksgiving turkey. As Ben puts it, "Sometimes you eat the turkey. Sometimes the turkey eats you. "

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 -- 3:00am

Turnips - The Roots (#209H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Rainy winters can yield some dull vegetable varieties, few more unglamorous than the turnip. Nevertheless, Vivian is determined to showcase this root vegetable. She features her winter rolls with pickled turnips at a charity dinner with James Beard Award-winner Ashley Christiansen and other notable chefs from the region. She frets over whether her roll is sexy enough to stand up to the opulent surroundings, amidst such distinguished company. Despite her misgivings, the roll is a head turner and Vivian manages to make some new friends.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 -- 3:30am
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jan 30, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me

A Road Trip for Rice (#108H) Duration: 25:36 STEREO TVG

Vivian travels to Columbia, South Carolina, to meet with Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills and learns about Carolina heirloom rice growing in fields on the Savannah River. Glenn explains Anson Mills' efforts to save heirloom grains and discusses the importance of ingredient biodiversity. Glenn's passion inspires Vivian to host a "rice dinner" at Chef & the Farmer, where each course centers around this grain. Scarlett, Vivian's mom, schools her daughter on how to make the chicken and rice she grew up eating.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 28, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Turnips - The Greens (#210H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG

Late winter brings "run-up" turnip greens, which Vivian sees as central to her approach to Southern food, capturing both the spirit and the letter of what Chef and the Farmer is all about. Ms. Scarlett helps out by procuring greens from a local produce stand, washing them four times and discussing the how-to of buying and cooking good turnips to satisfy her "Southern people." Vivian downs a "cocktail for courage" as she awaits the arrival of Ben and Karen Barker, her culinary heroes. Her nerves are for naught - the Barkers are her big fans.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jan 30, 2017 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me

A Peanut Pastime (#109H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian visits neighbor Marty Harper's peanut farm just before and during harvest. Vivian's dad introduces Ben and Vivian to the old school break snack, a pack of salted peanuts dumped into a Pepsi in a glass bottle. At the restaurant, Vivian translates the snack into Pepsi glazed pork belly with country ham braised peanuts. Vivian reinvents the popular Southern snack, boiled peanuts, for the local farmers' market.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Chicken Lickin (#211H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

As Vivian waits for spring's vegetables to appear, she pauses to appreciate chicken's endless capacity as an ingredient. The restaurant's new best-seller is a whole chicken, pounded and stuffed with broccoli salad. An old family friend fries a chicken the old-fashioned way, served with a side of banana sandwiches. Spring brings the twins' birthday, and Vivian can't help but go over the top with celebrations, including the Cadillac of chicken coops to house Theo and Flo's new baby chicks.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 7, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me

Ramp-Ing Up to Spring (#212H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian hunts for ramps - Appalachian wild leeks - with renowned bacon purveyor Alan Benton near his home in the Tennessee countryside. Vivian's "ramp dealer" brings her his freshest stash, foraged from the North Carolina mountains. Proud grandparents watch as Theo and Flo show off a piglet and a baby goat at the county agriculture show. Vivian uses ramps like a spring onion, making a compound butter and pimped grits, and serving up grilled ramps, pickled ramps and sauteed ramps at a dinner party.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 7, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me

Love Me Some Candied Yams! (#110H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian introduces viewers to Rob and Amy Hill, proprietors of one of the largest sweet potato farms in the country and two of the restaurant's best customers. Vivian and her mom, Scarlett, make her grandmother's candied yams, and Vivian later re-imagines these for the restaurant with texture, sorghum and pecans. Mother Earth Brewery and Chef & the Farmer team up for a beer dinner, featuring first-of-the-season sweet potatoes.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Eggs A Dozen Ways (#213H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Vivian finally makes good on a promise to cook for a friend's supper club, and she seizes the moment to experiment with an egg dish that she hopes will wow New York City's James Beard House crowd. She visits with her egg producer and learns the ins and outs of egg varieties, from chickens to ducks to guineas to partridges. She takes us through how to boil an egg and shares Miss Scarlett's secrets for a southern party staple: the perfect deviled egg. In the restaurant, Vivian anxiously prepares for her gala James Beard Foundation dinner, a new kind of debut in the food world.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 13, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me

Eggs Two Dozen Ways (#214H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A month of planning and preparation peaks as Vivian's invitation to cook at the prestigious James Beard House becomes a reality. Warren Brothers, his wife, Jane, and other friends from Kinston bring their particular brand of Eastern North Carolina charm, making everyone feel at right at home. As Warren and company charm the pants off the fancy food writers and television critics, Vivian frets about perfectly cracking 85 eggs for each plate. But before she can get there, the deep fryer breaks, bringing the Beard House a lot closer to hell's kitchen.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 13, 2017 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me

Stop, Squash and Roll (#301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

With squash season in full effect, trouble with the twins, staffing issues at the Boiler Room and a new cookbook overloading her plate, Vivian seeks motherly advice from Mrs. Scarlett and her sister Johnna over a Southern classic: squash and onions.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 20, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me

Pretty In Peach (#302H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Mrs. Scarlett teaches Vivian the secrets of Gramma Hill's canned peaches and shares memories from her own childhood. Vivian sweats through a Thanksgiving-in-July photo shoot while a major mix-up leaves the restaurant team scrambling.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 20, 2017 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me

Gettin' Figgy with It (#303H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian is under the gun to pen an entire book chapter on figs in three days. The stress inspires a fig and honey bourbon slushie tasting and a fig preserves session. After much debate, Vivian and Ben decide to charge for bread at the restaurant.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me

Pickle Perfect (#304H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian visits her friend Nancy for a surprisingly comforting combination of homemade pickles, chicken salad and chocolate cake. Ben and Vivian audition a new chef to offer Ben some relief and much-needed time to focus on his art.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me
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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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