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A Peanut Pastime (#109H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian visits neighbor Marty Harper's peanut farm just before and during harvest. Vivian's dad introduces Ben and Vivian to the old school break snack, a pack of salted peanuts dumped into a Pepsi in a glass bottle. At the restaurant, Vivian translates the snack into Pepsi glazed pork belly with country ham braised peanuts. Vivian reinvents the popular Southern snack, boiled peanuts, for the local farmers' market.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 27, 2019 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Love Me Some Candied Yams! (#110H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian introduces viewers to Rob and Amy Hill, proprietors of one of the largest sweet potato farms in the country and two of the restaurant's best customers. Vivian and her mom, Scarlett, make her grandmother's candied yams, and Vivian later re-imagines these for the restaurant with texture, sorghum and pecans. Mother Earth Brewery and Chef & the Farmer team up for a beer dinner, featuring first-of-the-season sweet potatoes.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 6, 2019 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Collard Green Queen (#111H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian spends the morning with her neighbors, the Mills brothers, participating in their 100-year-old all-male family tradition of making collard kraut. Vivian visits Warren at Brother's farm to talk about the Eastern Carolina ingredient with a cult following, the cabbage collard. Vivian prepares for an event called Terra Vita, where she will serve three courses to 100 people and make collards the star they deserve to be.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 13, 2019 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Buttermilk Belt (#112H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 20, 2019 -- 3:00pm 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 27, 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 Plus: Sat, Mar 30, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me

Stop, Squash and Roll (#301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

With squash season in full effect, trouble with the twins, staffing issues at the Boiler Room and a new cookbook overloading her plate, Vivian seeks motherly advice from Mrs. Scarlett and her sister Johnna over a Southern classic: squash and onions.

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

Pretty In Peach (#302H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG

Mrs. Scarlett teaches Vivian the secrets of Gramma Hill's canned peaches and shares memories from her own childhood. Vivian sweats through a Thanksgiving-in-July photo shoot while a major mix-up leaves the restaurant team scrambling.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 30, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

Gettin' Figgy with It (#303H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG

Vivian is under the gun to pen an entire book chapter on figs in three days. The stress inspires a fig and honey bourbon slushie tasting and a fig preserves session. After much debate, Vivian and Ben decide to charge for bread at the restaurant.

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

Pickle Perfect (#304H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG

Vivian visits her friend Nancy for a surprisingly comforting combination of homemade pickles, chicken salad and chocolate cake. Ben and Vivian audition a new chef to offer Ben some relief and much-needed time to focus on his art.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 30, 2019 -- 8:00am Remind me

Prickly Business (#305H) Duration: 26:16 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.

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

If You Can't Beet Em.... (#306H) Duration: 26:16 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 30, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

A Casserole Says Plenty (#307H) Duration: 26:16 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.

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

Honey, I'm Home! (#308H) Duration: 26:16 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 30, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

They Call 'em 'bagas (#309H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG

Lillie shows Vivian three ways to bring out the bitter and the sweet in rutabagas. Vivian showers her team with gifts as they prepare a holiday menu. A hectic New Year's Eve at the restaurant ends in a toast and a smile, despite brewing tension.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 30, 2019 -- 10:30am 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, Mar 30, 2019 -- 2:00pm 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 9: Sun, Mar 31, 2019 -- 11:30am Remind me
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