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Have Yourself Some Moonshine (#113H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian visits Broad Slab Distillery, where they talk about the art and soul of white lightning. The restaurant's mixologist works moonshine into several new drinks, while the restaurant staff struggles through the holiday party season. They end the season with a party of their own at Ben and Vivian's new house, with AppleJack Moonshine cocktails making a guest appearance.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 3:00am Remind me

Blueberries and Boiling Over (#201H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

After a year recovering from a restaurant fire and re-opening Chef and the Farmer, Vivian and Ben open a burger/oyster bar called the Boiler Room. Vivian boils over with the stress of staffing adjustments, testing new menu concepts and the task of putting 500 pounds of blueberries to good use. She dons a hairnet and bubbles with excitement at the sight of her blueberry BBQ sauce hitting the assembly line. The staff of Chef and the Farmer finally lets off some steam with a growler cocktail and a blueberry BBQ water park extravaganza.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 3:30am Remind me

All Sunchoked Up (#408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Flo and Theo's pre-school class visit the restaurant for a meal where table manners are the focus, but exceptionally slow service makes everyone antsy, especially Ben. When her sunchoke recipe doesn't make the grade, Vivian enlists guidance from an old friend.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 9:30am Remind me

The World Is Your Oyster (#106H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian goes to Cedar Island to explore the new culture of farm-raised oysters in the Southeast. She and Ben share plans of opening an oyster bar across the street from Chef & the Farmer in hopes it will be a place that adds character and variety to the tiny town's "dining scene." Vivian and her dad orchestrate their family's first-ever oyster roast and are blown away by how much everyone enjoys it.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Shrimp Sells (#202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian and Ben head to the beach for their annual summer vacation with the Howard family. Vivian turns up the heat with a bit of friendly competition with her older sisters. Frogmore stew, cooked outside at the beach, of course. She visits a fish camp and learns the heads and tails of fresh shrimp. Back in Kinston, the devil is in the details as Vivian and Ben prepare to open their second restaurant, the Boiler Room, and controversy brews over the bun for the burgers.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 12, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 13, 2016 -- 3:00am Remind me

R-E-S-P-E-C-T The Butterbean (#203H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burgers. Oysters. Beer. Vivian and Ben are on the cusp of opening their new restaurant, the Boiler Room, and they're facing a new challenge: how to make a veggie burger stand out. Vivian chooses the beloved butterbean as the star of her new burger, but quickly learns that the bean is a straight up diva - the Aretha Franklin of the legume family - when it comes to growing conditions. After a wet spring, Warren's patch is abysmal, but with the help of onions and gouda, eggplant and garlic, Vivian's butterbean burger is the talk of opening night.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 12, 2016 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 13, 2016 -- 3:30am Remind me

Don't Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 1 (#204H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian, Ben and the entire Chef and the Farmer staff hustle to complete the preparations necessary for her luncheon at the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium in Oxford, Mississippi. At the center of her generation-spanning meal is the Tom Thumb, a pungent and rich sausage stuffed into a pig's appendix. As preparations get underway, the sheer math of the moment is astounding: four courses for 400 food writers and Southern food enthusiasts - 1,600 plates in the span of 90 minutes. Vivian greets this honor with terror and sheer force of will, leaving a long prep day with a sense of pride and excitement.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 26, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 27, 2016 -- 3:00am Remind me

Don't Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 2 (#205H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The excitement of the night before turns into heightened emotion and real nerves for Vivian as she faces one challenge after another in the prep kitchen before the SFA luncheon. Wondering at the sanity of this undertaking, she's glad to have Chef Jason Vincent to lend some street cred to the whole endeavor. Rice almost brings Vivian to her breaking point, but everyone pulls together for the big event and her parents join her on stage for an emotional and watershed moment.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 26, 2016 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 27, 2016 -- 3:30am Remind me

Heavenly Hocks (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A view behind-the-scenes reveals the hot and cold of curing ham. At a New York dinner party hosted in her honor, Vivian serves up a gift of NC seasoning meats - the pig tails, ham hocks, and fatback that give Carolina cuisine its quintessential kick. While in the Big Apple, a visit with her publisher reveals an itinerary certain to make for an ambitious autumn.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 31, 2016 -- 9:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Wed 11/30: planned momentary outages of DT54 over the air signal

      (this is a continuation of the work originally announced for 11/28, which was not completed on Tuesday.) At some point during the morning of Wednesday Nov. 30th, the KQEH transmitter will switch from its main antenna to the auxillary one, to allow for the safety of workers doing maintenance for another TV station on the […]

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air Signal restored

      Repairs have been completed on today’s transmitter issue, and the signals for DT54.1 through 54.5 have been restored.

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air signal currently down

      (DT54.1 through 54.5) During the course of the work described below, which necessitated moving our outgoing signal from the main antenna to the auxillary antenna, the transmitter suddenly shut down. As of 3:30pm Tues, we do not have an estimated time for repair and return of the Over the Air signals for DT54.1 through 54.5

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

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