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Chasing Trout (#508H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

Vivian plans a respite from the road during the holidays, but is busy at home. She volunteers at a soup kitchen and does one last book signing in Kinston. She prepares a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner where trout - from roe to filet - shines.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 3:00am
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jan 28, 2018 -- 11:30am 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 9: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea (#101H) Duration: 26:46 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.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 20, 2017 -- 1:00am 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 9: Sun, Dec 24, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

Strawberry Stay at Home (#102H) Duration: 26:46 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.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 26, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 27, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

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 Plus: Sat, Dec 30, 2017 -- 2:00pm 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 9: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 11:30am 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.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 2, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 3, 2018 -- 1:00am 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 Plus: Sat, Jan 6, 2018 -- 2:00pm 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.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 9, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 10, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me

Tomatoes....You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey (#105H) Duration: 26:46 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 9: Tue, Jan 16, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 17, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me

Persimmon Style (#507H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

Vivian takes the twins to pick persimmons and learns about the different varieties of the fruit. She then takes that knowledge to Atlanta. Back in Kinston, she gets a pudding lesson from chef Bill Smith of Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Jan 21, 2018 -- 11:30am Remind me

The World Is Your Oyster (#106H) Duration: 26:46 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.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 23, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 24, 2018 -- 1:00am 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, Jan 27, 2018 -- 2:00pm 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 9: Tue, Jan 30, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Fremont Peak Tower Maintenance

      *UPDATE: The tower crew will work the Fremont peak tower as of 11am, Thursday, Nov 30th. We will need to lower power on KQET, Channel 25, to 25% at 10:30am through 4-5pm. Thank you for your patience!

    • 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!

    • 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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