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    Featured Recipe 

    With strawberry season in full swing you'll need a fresh recipe for all those strawberries you just picked, right? Try Vivian's Strawberry Shortcake with Basil Whipped Cream & Coconut Cornbread.

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    Season 2 Is Here!

    Check your local PBS listings.

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    Chef & the Farmer

    Vivian Howard's and Ben Knight's high end, seasonal restaurant in Kinston, NC. 

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    Featured in Episode 1 of Season 2!

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    "Vivian Howard, the Southern Chef You Should Know"

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    A Chef's Life Wins!

    A Chef's Life is happy to announce we have won the most prestigious award in television. Check out the interview where Vivian discusses the win!


A Chef’s Life plunges audiences into the kitchen of a high-end restaurant located in the low country of eastern North Carolina. It follows the trials and travails of Chef Vivian Howard and her husband, Ben Knight, and their farm-to-table restaurant, Chef & the Farmer, exploring both traditional and modern applications of quintessential Southern ingredients. Vivian’s skill in the kitchen is an equal match for the charismatic personality, radiating behind her crystal grey eyes. Much more dynamic than a typical cooking show, A Chef’s Life is a character-driven documentary and cooking series that premiered nationally on PBS stations in September 2013. A Chef’s Life is currently in its second season, which features 14 half-hour episodes. The first season consisted of 13 half-hour episodes. Read More

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