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A food/reality series featuring Chef Vivian Howard located in her home town, a place she swore she would never return - the Deep South.

TV Schedule

What's Your Beef? #312 [TV-G]
Vivian's whole-cow program, after some initial hiccups, finds its groove. Mrs. Scarlett makes a classic cubed steak, inciting an epic tantrum from Flo. Vivian heads to New York to meet her new editor.

  • KET Saturday, November 28 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KET Saturday, December 12 at 2:30 pm EST

One Potato, New Potato #313 [TV-G]
Vivian judges the Southern Sides competition at the BBQ Festival and makes her own BBQ plate.

  • KET2 Tuesday, December 8 at 7:30 pm EST
  • KET Saturday, December 26 at 2:30 pm EST

Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea #101 [TV-G]
Chef Vivian and her husband, Ben, leave New York to open a restaurant in her small North Carolina hometown. She revisits the Southern tradition of "putting up" corn and makes smoked corn relish.

  • KET2 Tuesday, December 15 at 7:30 pm EST

Strawberry Stay at Home #102 [TV-G]
Vivian and Ben rebuild their restaurant against the backdrop of the Southern harbinger of spring, the strawberry. Chef Vivian develops a recipe for coconut cornbread strawberry shortcake with basil whipped cream.

  • KET2 Tuesday, December 29 at 7:30 pm EST

Blueberries and Boiling Over #201 [TV-G]
Vivian and Ben open the Boiler Room, a burger/oyster bar featuring Vivian's blueberry BBQ sauce.

  • KET Saturday, January 2 at 2:30 pm EST

Prickly Business #305 [TV-G]
Vivian's mentor, Scott Barton, stops by the restaurant and shares the African roots of okra.

  • KET2 Sunday, January 3 at 12:30 am EST

Pimp My Grits #103 [TV-G]
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.

  • KET2 Tuesday, January 5 at 7:30 pm EST

Shrimp Sells #202 [TV-G]
Vivian and Ben head to the beach for vacation. Vivian turns up the heat with Frogmore stew.

  • KET Saturday, January 9 at 2:30 pm EST

If You Can't Beet Em.... #306 [TV-G]
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.

  • KET2 Sunday, January 10 at 12:30 am EST

Cracklin' Kitchen #104 [TV-G]
Vivian christens the restaurant's new "whole animal, no waste" program with two little pigs from Warren Brothers' farm. She demonstrates how to make sweet potatoes with cracklins.

  • KET2 Tuesday, January 12 at 7:30 pm EST

R-E-S-P-E-C-T The Butterbean #203 [TV-G]
Vivian chooses the beloved butterbean as the star of her new veggie burger at the Boiler Room.

  • KET Saturday, January 16 at 2:30 pm EST

A Casserole Says Plenty #307 [TV-G]
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.

  • KET2 Sunday, January 17 at 12:30 am EST

Tomatoes....You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey #105 [TV-G]
Mary Vaughn shows Vivian the old-timey way to can tomatoes. Vivian prepares for a Southern Foodways Alliance luncheon at the restaurant.

  • KET2 Tuesday, January 19 at 7:30 pm EST

Don't Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 1 #204 [TV-G]
Tom Thumb, a pungent and rich sausage stuffed into a pig's appendix, highlights Vivian's luncheon.

  • KET Saturday, January 23 at 2:30 pm EST

Honey, I'm Home! #308 [TV-G]
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.

  • KET2 Sunday, January 24 at 12:30 am EST

The World Is Your Oyster #106 [TV-G]
Vivian goes to Cedar Island to explore the new culture of farm-raised oysters in the Southeast.

  • KET2 Tuesday, January 26 at 7:30 pm EST

Don't Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 2 #205 [TV-G]
Vivian faces one challenge after another in the prep kitchen before the SFA luncheon.

  • KET Saturday, January 30 at 2:30 pm EST

They Call 'em 'bagas #309 [TV-G]
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.

  • KET2 Sunday, January 31 at 12:30 am EST

Muscadine Time #107 [TV-G]
Ben, Vivian, and the twins pick muscadine grapes at a small local vineyard while learning the history of this native grape. Vivian makes a pizza with mulled muscadines.

  • KET2 Tuesday, February 2 at 7:30 pm EST

Apples #206 [TV-G]
Vivian visits an heirloom apple tree collector, Creighton Leigh, in North Carolina's Piedmont.

  • KET Saturday, February 6 at 2:30 pm EST

A Road Trip for Rice #108 [TV-G]
Vivian travels to Columbia, South Carolina, and learns about Carolina heirloom rice growing in fields on the Savannah River.

  • KET2 Tuesday, February 9 at 7:30 pm EST

The Fish Episode, Y'all #207 [TV-G]
Vivian presents a few of the many ways fish makes its appearance in southern cooking.

  • KET Saturday, February 13 at 2:30 pm EST

A Peanut Pastime #109 [TV-G]
Vivian visits a peanut farm and prepares Pepsi glazed pork belly with country ham braised peanuts.

  • KET2 Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30 pm EST

Obviously, It's Pecans #208 [TV-G]
Vivian is feeling the stress of running the restaurant after preparing for her Thanksgiving feast.

  • KET Saturday, February 20 at 2:30 pm EST

Love Me Some Candied Yams! #110 [TV-G]
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.

  • KET2 Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30 pm EST

Turnips - The Roots #209 [TV-G]
Vivian features her winter rolls with pickled turnips at a charity dinner with Ashley Christiansen.

  • KET Saturday, February 27 at 2:30 pm EST

Collard Green Queen #111 [TV-G]
Vivian spends the morning with her neighbors, the Mills brothers, participating in their 100-year-old all-male family tradition of making collard kraut.

  • KET2 Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm EST

The Buttermilk Belt #112 [TV-G]
Vivian discusses buttermilk at Maple View Dairy and tries to shoot a Christmas card picture.

  • KET2 Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm EST

Have Yourself Some Moonshine #113 [TV-G]
Vivian visits Broad Slab Distillery. AppleJack Moonshine cocktails are prepared and enjoyed.

  • KET2 Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm EST
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