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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.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 24, 2019 -- 3:00pm 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.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2019 -- 11:30am 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 1, 2019 -- 3:00pm 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 9: Sun, May 5, 2019 -- 11:30am Remind me

Apples (#206H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

As Vivian returns from her Mississippi trip, she confronts her long absence from the dinner service at Chef and the Farmer. She visits an heirloom apple tree collector, Creighton Leigh, the Johnny Appleseed of the southern apple, who grows 800 varieties in the rolling hills of North Carolina's Piedmont. Savory and sweet heirloom apples make an appearance on the menu. Vivian, Ben, Theo and Flo don boots and grab shovels to plant their own southern apple tree on their Deep Run property.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 8, 2019 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Gone Clamming, Part I (#310H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Travel with Vivian to Charleston's Wine and Food Festival, the South's premiere gathering of world-class chefs and food folk. A clamming trip with low-country legend "Clammer Dave" adds a bit of adventure.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 11, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me

Gone Clamming, Part II (#311H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Continue the visit to Charleston, especially the popular Waffle House Smackdown. Frank Lee, "Mayor of Charleston," invites Vivian to his home and schools her in the proper way to open a clam and reveals the secret to his aunt's decadent clam hash.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 11, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me

What's Your Beef? (#312H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Find out how Vivian's whole-cow program, after some initial hiccups, finds its groove. Mrs. Scarlett makes a classic cubed steak, inciting an epic tantrum from Flo. Vivian heads to New York to meet her new editor as work on her cookbook continues.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 11, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

One Potato, New Potato (#313H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG

Join Vivian to judge the Southern Sides competition at the BBQ Festival, and see her version of the BBQ plate, featuring a crispy potato salad. When the Avett Brothers stop by the restaurant, the entire staff serves up a side of girly giddiness.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 11, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Onions and Avetts (#401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Spring onions kick off the season as Vivian takes a break from penning her first cookbook to prepare dinner for beginner farmers. Though the Avett Brothers make an appearance, the underdog spring onion steals the show, playing both star and support.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 11, 2019 -- 8:00am Remind me

My Watermelon Baby (#402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The heat is high and watermelons are ripe. After a summer away from the restaurant, Vivian returns to a staff of unfamiliar faces and works to build camaraderie. She employs an avid home cook to put recipes from her forthcoming cookbook to the test.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 11, 2019 -- 8:30am Remind me

Peas, Please (#403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

As a visit from her editor accelerates book preparations, Vivian reckons with handing over the restaurant reins to John and Justise. A tutorial in "beatin' peas," delivered by a 92-year-old expert, is an entertaining and therapeutic history lesson.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 11, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Stand By Your Cabbage (#404H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian's summer itinerary picks up with a 14-day photoshoot as she preps for a first-time trip to Feast Portland. Before heading out west, Sam Jones and Miss Lillie share old school cabbage recipes that influence the dish she prepares for festival goers. While on the road, Vivian trusts John and Justise to hold down the fort back home.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 11, 2019 -- 9:30am Remind me

Cabbage's Last Stand (#405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian can't resist the opportunity to romp around the city before firing up the BBQ cabbage at Feast Portland. The crisp Oregon air and thousands of patient festival patrons make hiccups with her cooking equipment easier to overcome.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 11, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

Rabbit (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Vivian's rabbit demo at the Carolina Meat Conference is met with a rowdy rabble of protesters. As a cherished staff member prepares to leave the restaurant, Vivian mourns his loss while anticipating the additional strain.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 11, 2019 -- 10:30am Remind me
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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 9: Sun, May 12, 2019 -- 11:30am Remind me

The Fish Episode, Y'all (#207H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian presents a few of the many ways fish makes its appearance in southern cooking. She learns the rules of a good Eastern North Carolina fish stew: Make it a social event. Use whole hog bacon. Resist your urge to stir! And most important, start crackin' eggs and don't forget a side of white bread. Vivian goes to the source of all things seafood with a fishing trip with Ms. Lillie and Mary on beautiful Emerald Isle.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 15, 2019 -- 3:00pm Remind me

More Than One Way to Skin A Catfish (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

An up-close-and-personal experience with farm-raised catfish offers Vivian an enlightened perspective on the industry. When a staff member's last day at the restaurant finally arrives, heavy emotions, and fond memories create a bonding moment for the entire crew. It's the holidays and Vivian is crowned Grand Marshall of the Pink Hill Christmas Parade.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 18, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
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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.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 18, 2019 -- 6:30am 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 18, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

Mayo - The Mother Sauce (#410H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian holds a mayo blind taste test and a surprise brand takes top prize. After a new chef takes the reins, her diminishing role at the restaurant becomes clearer. Vivian's long-held vacation plans are stifled by a series of strange events.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 18, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Two-Mato (#501H) Duration: 26:16 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."

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 18, 2019 -- 8:00am Remind me

Shake, Rattle, and Pole (Beans) (#502H) Duration: 26:16 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 18, 2019 -- 8:30am Remind me

Prolific Peppers (#503H) Duration: 26:16 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 18, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

A Food Truck and a Pear Tree (#504H) Duration: 26:16 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 18, 2019 -- 9:30am 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 18, 2019 -- 10:00am 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 18, 2019 -- 10:30am 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 9: Sun, May 19, 2019 -- 11:30am Remind me

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. "

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 22, 2019 -- 3:00pm 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 9: Sun, May 26, 2019 -- 11:30am Remind me

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 Plus: Wed, May 29, 2019 -- 3:00pm Remind me
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