Upcoming Broadcasts:

Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea (#101H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG

Chef Vivian and her husband, Ben, leave New York to open a restaurant in her small North Carolina hometown. Vivian revisits the Southern tradition of "putting up" corn and shares her method for making smoked corn relish. As the episode concludes, a devastating setback threatens their new life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 6, 2015 -- 5:30am

Strawberry Stay at Home (#102H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian and Ben rebuild their restaurant against the backdrop of the Southern harbinger of spring, the strawberry. Their twins go on their first strawberry-picking excursion, and Vivian and a friend develop a recipe for coconut cornbread strawberry shortcake with basil whipped cream.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 12, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 13, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me

Pimp My Grits (#103H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The restaurant gears up for a practice service when the new equipment and new menu will be tested in real time - but nothing is going as planned. One of the big changes to the restaurant's menus is the addition of a section called "Pimp My Grits," where Vivian exalts the lowly, quintessentially Southern ingredient in four distinct ways.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 19, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 20, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me

Prickly Business (#305H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian's mentor, Scott Barton, stops by the restaurant and shares the African roots of okra. Vivian learns that picking okra is a prickly business and gets a crash course in food styling during a photo session for her upcoming cookbook.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 24, 2015 -- 9:30am Remind me

Cracklin' Kitchen (#104H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian goes about christening the restaurant's new "whole animal, no waste" program with two little pigs from Warren Brothers' farm. She uses everything - including the skin - and, on her father's recommendation, demonstrates how to make sweet potatoes with cracklins.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 26, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me

If You Can't Beet Em.... (#306H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Matt from Crooked Fence Produce shows Vivian how to make "the best pickled beets she ever ate." Vivian incorporates beets into an unconventional chocolate cake in honor of Ms. Mary's 89th birthday. There's no telling how Ms. Lillie will respond.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 9:30am Remind me

Tomatoes....You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey (#105H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG

Mary Vaughn shows Chef Vivian the old-timey way to can tomatoes. Vivian prepares for a Southern Foodways Alliance luncheon at the restaurant where food enthusiasts from around the country are coming to study BBQ, and Vivian plans to serve them the "ultimate tomato sandwich."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 2, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 3, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Casserole Says Plenty (#307H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The Boiler Room welcomes a new manager, much to Ben's delight. A family reunion brings out long-lost relatives, the warmth of fellowship and an impressive spread of home-cooked casseroles.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 -- 9:30am Remind me

The World Is Your Oyster (#106H) Duration: 26:16 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 Life: Mon, Nov 9, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 10, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me

Honey, I'm Home! (#308H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

After a visit from "The Honey Man," Vivian turns up the heat on a dish of chicken livers drizzled with hot honey. While Ben preps for his art show in Durham, Vivian descends on the "Bull City's" restaurant row to sample sweet, honey-themed dishes.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 -- 9:30am Remind me

Muscadine Time (#107H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Ben, Vivian and the twins pick muscadine grapes at a small local vineyard while learning the history of this native grape. Vivian visits Mike and Gator, her grape suppliers, and makes homemade wine. Back at the restaurant, Vivian makes a pizza with mulled muscadines, and Ben tests this new creation during their first stressful pizza night in the wine shop.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 16, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 17, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Road Trip for Rice (#108H) Duration: 26:16 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 23, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 24, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Tues 9/29: Planned outage for KQET DT25 Over the Air signal

      (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) The Fremont Peak transmission tower will be undergoing one of its routine maintenance inspections Tuesday. We expect to shut down the KQET DT25 signal at approximately 2pm (along with other stations on the tower), and expect to return around 3pm. Most TVs will automatically recover the signals after an outage of […]

    • KQED DT9.1 – 9.3, Sunday 9/20: Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: KQED’s Sutro Tower signal was restored to full power shortly after 3pm on Monday. If your TV set has still not re-acquired the signal automatically, a rescan is probably in order. – – – – – – – – – UPDATE: Our over the air signal was restored at 50% power apx 4pm Sunday. […]

    • Mon 8/31: KQET Signal break-up (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3)

      UPDATE: As of shortly after 7pm Monday evening, repairs were completed at the KQET transmitter, and the signal appears to be stable. Thanks for your patience. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Original post Monday 11am: We are aware of the break-up […]

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

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Wave 156

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Wave 154

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