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Chef's Life Previous Broadcasts

Prolific Peppers (Episode #503H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Vivian preps peppers for a trip to Lambstock, where chefs, food and music converge. Even with Warren at the wheel, the road provides unexpected woes. Holley's grandmother offers a lesson in stuffing peppers and delegating authority.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Blueberries and Boiling Over (Episode #201H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

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.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

Shake, Rattle, and Pole (Beans) (Episode #502H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Vivian struggles to scrounge up enough green beans to add to the menu at Chef & the Farmer, where a new chef is firmly in place. Mrs. Tessie Mae gives her a golf cart tour of her garden, an intro to pickled pork and a lesson in snapping pole beans.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Have Yourself Some Moonshine (Episode #113H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

Two-Mato (Episode #501H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

As Chef & the Farmer turns 10, Vivian searches for ripe tomatoes to serve at the restaurant's birthday party. She seeks the wisdom of Ms. Mary and Ms. Lillie to prepare an old-school tomato dish that "kills hungry."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Turnips - The Roots (Episode #209H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

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.

The Buttermilk Belt (Episode #112H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

Vivian and Ben go to Maple View Dairy to pick up product for the restaurant. They talk buttermilk with the dairy's manager, and the noise Ben makes while savoring his cup of the thick liquid annoys his wife. The couple attempts to shoot the twins' Christmas card picture in the family's swimming-pool-turned-turnip patch, while Vivian's nieces and nephews desperately try to make buttermilk with their great-grandmother's butter churn.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 5:30 AM
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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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