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A CHEF’S LIFE: Chicken Lickin'

Chef Vivian roams free among free-range chickens.
Courtesy of Josh Woll
Chef Vivian roams free among free-range chickens.

Airs Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

In the second season of this Peabody Award-winning series, A CHEF'S LIFE, Vivian Howard, proprietor of Chef and the Farmer restaurant, explores Southern cuisine with a chef’s modern sensibilities. As Vivian and husband Ben Knight introduce viewers to the farmers and cooks of the American South, they also celebrate their twins’ third birthday and open a second restaurant, the Boiler Room.

Ben, Vivian and the twins knee deep in the fields outside of their Deep Run home.
Courtesy of Rex Miller
Ben, Vivian and the twins knee deep in the fields outside of their Deep Run home.

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"Chicken Lickin'" - As Vivian waits for spring’s vegetables to appear, she pauses to appreciate chicken’s endless capacity as an ingredient. The restaurant’s new best-seller is a whole chicken, pounded and stuffed with broccoli salad. An old family friend fries a chicken the old-fashioned way, served with a side of banana sandwiches. Spring brings the twins’ birthday, and Vivian can’t help but go over the top with celebrations, including the Cadillac of chicken coops to house Theo and Flo’s new baby chicks.

A CHEF'S LIFE is on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and you can follow @chefsouth on Twitter. Chef and the Farmer restaurant is on Facebook, and you can follow @chefandthef on Twitter.

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