Season 2

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    A Chef's Life

    The Holiday Special

    Join Vivian for a taste of the holidays as she serves up the best of her Southern cooking.

    The Holiday Special

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    A Chef's Life

    Eggs Two Dozen Ways

    Vivian’s invitation to cook at the prestigious James Beard House becomes a reality.

    Eggs Two Dozen Ways

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    A Chef's Life

    Eggs A Dozen Ways

    Vivian cooks for a supper club and experiments with an eye towards the James Beard House.

    Eggs A Dozen Ways

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    A Chef's Life

    Ramp-ing up to Spring

    Vivian and the restaurant go wild over ramps, after a winter of few fresh vegetables.

    Ramp-ing up to Spring

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    A Chef's Life

    Chicken Lickin’

    As Vivian waits for Spring’s vegetables to appear, the new best-seller is a whole chicken.

    Chicken Lickin’

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    A Chef's Life

    Turnips: The Greens

    Vivian finds “run-up” turnip greens, which are central to her approach to southern food.

    Turnips: The Greens

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    A Chef's Life

    Turnips: The Roots

    Fun Summer vegetables are long gone, so Vivian looks to liven up the unglamorous turnip.

    Turnips: The Roots

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    A Chef's Life

    Obviously, It’s Pecans

    November has arrived and the restaurant is busy. Vivian feels the stress at work and home.

    Obviously, It’s Pecans

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    A Chef's Life

    The Fish Episode, Y’all

    Vivian presents a few of the many ways fish makes its appearance in Southern cooking.

    The Fish Episode, Y’all

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    A Chef's Life

    Apples

    Vivian returns from her road trip and confronts her long absence from the restaurant.

    Apples

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    A Chef's Life

    Don’t Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! (Part 2)

    Vivian almost reaches her breaking point, but everyone pulls together for the big event.

    Don’t Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! (Part 2)

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    A Chef's Life

    Don’t Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! (Part 1)

    Vivian undertakes mammoth preparations for her huge Souther Foodways Alliance luncheon.

    Don’t Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! (Part 1)

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    A Chef's Life

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T the Butterbean

    Vivian and Ben face challenges on the cusp of opening a new restaurant, the Boiler Room.

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T the Butterbean

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    A Chef's Life

    Shrimp Sells

    A family beach trip turns competitive for Vivian and her sisters.

    Shrimp Sells

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    A Chef's Life

    Blueberries and Boiling Over

    A year after overcoming a devastating fire, Vivian and Ben go all-in on a 2nd restaurant.

    Blueberries and Boiling Over