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A Chef's Life with Vivian Howard: Holiday Special
(Chef Vivian Howard / DVD / NR / 2015 / PBS)

Overview: With her signature flair, Chef Vivian Howard invites us to her own holiday table in this one-hour special, featuring the best of her own Southern cooking heritage with Ben's Chanukah celebration added to the mix.

DVD Verdict: OMG! From the off you guys should know I love this show! It is a feast for the eyes, the mind and the senses. Vivian Howard, the chef, has such a lovely, easy going manner about her, while managing a very complicated life. She and her husband are new parents, live in a very rural area and run a high end restaurant completely focused on showcasing the best of what local farmers have to offer for the season: vegetables, meat, fruit, seafood ... everything.

And now, with her signature flair attached to her creative hands, once more, Chef Vivian Howard invites us to her own holiday table in this one-hour special, featuring the best of her own Southern cooking heritage with Ben's Chaunukah celebration added to the mix.

Vivian's enlists help from her family and chef friends to create a holiday feast that includes everything from a simple corned ham to an upscale oyster dressing, a humble Hoppin' John to an elegant red velvet cake. We even take part in a hog killin,' one of the south's most cherished food traditions. 'A Chef's Life Holiday Special' invites viewers to join in on a charming and delicious journey through one of our most beloved seasons.

What I love is that we get to go with Vivian to meet the farmers, see where they produce what they are growing, appreciate the gifts that they offer and understand the special magic she sees in what they have produced Even better, we then get to go inside the restaurant kitchen and witness the additional magic that she applies to what just came out of the field. Bonus is that every now and then we get a recipe from her and get to watch her make it. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of:

A Recipe PDF

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