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Two-Mato (#501H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

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."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 3:00am
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

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: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Shake, Rattle, and Pole (Beans) (#502H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 11:30am 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: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Prolific Peppers (#503H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 3:00am 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 Plus: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

A Food Truck and a Pear Tree (#504H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

Vivian's cookbook delivery sparks emotions as the reality of wheeling a food truck around the country sets in. The crew does a practice run at the farmer's market, serving up a dish with pear relish that pleases most--but not Ms. Lillie.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 3:00am 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: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 5:30am 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

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

WANTED: Broccoli (#505H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

Follow Vivian as she heads to NYC, where her book launch means a full itinerary. Back at the shop, Ben and crew ready the food truck for its first stop in Nashville. While there, a lack of rain leads Vivian on a challenging hunt for broccoli.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 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: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Bourbon Country (#506H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

A dinner in Vivian's honor ends as an American history lesson. A tour of Maker's Mark and Jefferson's distilleries clarifies the whiskey, scotch and bourbon differences. Vivian learns how Frank and Jesse James fit into Kentucky's boozy biography.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (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 […]

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

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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
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