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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/MS19cRt1qMayga78ERtOIw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Vivian visits her friend Nancy for a surprisingly comforting combination of homemade pickles, chicken salad, and chocolate cake. Ben and Vivian audition a new chef to offer Ben some relief and much-needed time to focus on his art. /episodes/get/34061 /episode/34061 Pickle Perfect /episode-player/34061

Vivian visits her friend Nancy for a surprisingly comforting combination of homemade pickles, chicken salad and chocolate cake. Ben and Vivian audition a new chef to offer Ben some relief and much-needed time to focus on his art.

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Sat, 09/26/2015 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/MuDSShbkqNc4frFtCEYz7A==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Vivian is under the gun to pen an entire book chapter on figs in three days. The stress inspires a fig and honey bourbon slushie tasting with Warren and a fig preserves session with Ms Rose. After much debate, Vivian and Ben make the tough decision to begin charging for bread at the restaurant. /episodes/get/33915 /episode/33915 Gettin’ Figgy With It /episode-player/33915

Vivian is under the gun to pen an entire book chapter on figs in three days. The stress inspires a fig and honey bourbon slushie tasting and a fig preserves session. After much debate, Vivian and Ben decide to charge for bread at the restaurant.

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Sat, 09/19/2015 - 12:00
WGBY Create
Sat Sep 21st, 8:30am
Sat Sep 21st, 8:30pm
Sun Sep 22nd, 2:30pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/i1hoR4CSK8GO_l_MnJPtRQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Mrs. Scarlett teaches Vivian the secrets of Gramma Hill’s canned peaches and shares fond fried chicken memories from her own childhood. Vivian sweats through a Thanksgiving-in-July extravaganza photo shoot while a major mix-up at the restaurant leaves the restaurant team scrambling. /episodes/get/33583 /episode/33583 Pretty In Peach /episode-player/33583

Mrs. Scarlett teaches Vivian the secrets of Gramma Hill's canned peaches and shares memories from her own childhood. Vivian sweats through a Thanksgiving-in-July photo shoot while a major mix-up leaves the restaurant team scrambling.

Air date:
Sat, 09/12/2015 - 12:00
WGBY 57/HD
Sun Oct 27th, 12:30am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/lKfUw_-LRpUhdu5iN37kqA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false With squash season in full effect, trouble with the twins, staffing issues at the Boiler Room, and a new cookbook overloading her plate, Vivian seeks motherly advice from Mrs. Scarlett and her sister Johna over a Southern classic: squash and onions. Despite nerves, Vivian plays it cool on camera,... /episodes/get/33423 /episode/33423 Stop, Squash and Roll /episode-player/33423

With squash season in full effect, trouble with the twins, staffing issues at the Boiler Room and a new cookbook overloading her plate, Vivian seeks motherly advice from Mrs. Scarlett and her sister Johnna over a Southern classic: squash and onions.

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Fri, 09/04/2015 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/TKXVlPaHhz0EVVsblnLbVw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Ben and the kitchen team pack up the van and hit the road for New York. A month of planning and preparation peak as Vivian’s invitation to cook at the prestigious James Beard House becomes a reality. Back in New York, she reflects on the beginning of her journey as a professional chef. Warren... /episodes/get/31030 /episode/31030 Eggs Two Dozen Ways /episode-player/31030

A month of planning and preparation peaks as Vivian's invitation to cook at the prestigious James Beard House becomes a reality. Warren Brothers, his wife, Jane, and other friends from Kinston bring their particular brand of Eastern North Carolina charm, making everyone feel at right at home. As Warren and company charm the pants off the fancy food writers and television critics, Vivian frets about perfectly cracking 85 eggs for each plate. But before she can get there, the deep fryer breaks, bringing the Beard House a lot closer to hell's kitchen.

Air date:
Sun, 02/08/2015 - 12:00
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Vivian finally makes good on a promise to cook for a friend's supper club, and she seizes the moment to experiment with an egg dish that she hopes will wow New York City's James Beard House crowd. She visits with her egg producer and learns the ins and outs of egg varieties, from chickens to ducks to guineas to partridges. She takes us through how to boil an egg and shares Miss Scarlett's secrets for a southern party staple: the perfect deviled egg. In the restaurant, Vivian anxiously prepares for her gala James Beard Foundation dinner, a new kind of debut in the food world.

Air date:
Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:00
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