A Chef's Life

Ramp-Ing Up To Spring

Thursday, Oct 8, 9 p.m. on Create
Friday, Oct 9, 3 a.m. on Create
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Vivian hunts for ramps - Appalachian wild leeks - with renowned bacon purveyor Alan Benton near his home in the Tennessee countryside. Vivian's "ramp dealer" brings her his freshest stash, foraged from the North Carolina mountains. Proud grandparents watch as Theo and Flo show off a piglet and a baby goat at the county agriculture show. Vivian uses ramps like a spring onion, making a compound butter and pimped grits, and serving up grilled ramps, pickled ramps and sauteed ramps at a dinner party.


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  • Season 3, Ep. 4: Pickle Perfect
  • Season 3, Ep. 3: Gettin’ Figgy With It
  • Season 3, Ep. 2: Pretty In Peach
  • Season 3, Ep. 1: Stop, Squash and Roll
  • Season 2, Ep 14: Eggs Two Dozen Ways
  • Season 2, Ep 13: Eggs A Dozen Ways
  • Season 2, Ep 12: Ramp-ing up to Spring
  • Season 2, Ep 11: Chicken Lickin’
  • Season 2, Ep 10: Turnips: the Greens
  • Season 2, Ep 9: Turnips: The Roots
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  • Season 2, Ep 4: Don’t Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! (Part 1)
  • Season 2, Ep 3: R-E-S-P-E-C-T the Butterbean
  • Season 2, Ep 2: Shrimp Sells
  • Season 2, Ep 1: Blueberries and Boiling Over
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  • Season 1, Ep. 12: The Buttermilk Belt
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