• Series Finale

    Join us in Kinston, NC at Grainger Stadium, home of the Down East Wood Ducks for a special viewing of the A Chef's Life Series Finale!

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  • Seasons 1-5 Now Streaming for Free

    Starting September 1st, PBS will stream all seasons of “A Chef’s Life” for free on PBS Digital. You’ve got through November 3rd to binge!

    Watch All Episodes
  • "Kill Hungry" Recipe

    Vivian calls this recipe the original “Hamburger Helper” and Ms. Lillie and Mrs. Mary say, “It kills hungry.”

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  • "How-To" Videos

    Need a little coaching in the kitchen? From Vivian's kitchen to yours, we're excited to bring you exclusive videos on all the basics of cooking! 


  • Chef & the Farmer

    Plan your visit "downeast" at Chef Vivian Howard and Ben Knight's high end, seasonal restaurant in Kinston, NC. 

  • Deep Run Roots...

    On sale now, Deep Run Roots is Vivian Howard's comprehensive record of modern Southern cooking, filled with stories and more than 200 recipes that celebrate the flavors of her eastern North Carolina home.

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About the Show

A Chef’s Life is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning docu-series that 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 fifth season, which features 10 half-hour episodes. READ MORE

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Food52 Cookbook Club Picks DEEP RUN ROOTS

This month, home cooks across the country are putting up jars of pickled beets, baking sweet potato and turkey shepherd’s pies and salivating over plates of marinated turnips with orange and …

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Get the Recipe: Vivian's Grilled Corn with Bacon Mayonnaise & Pecorino Romano

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, we’re sharing Vivian’s recipe for grilled corn with — drumroll please — bacon mayonnaise. Once you try this recipe, you will not go back to plain, butte…

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