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Say Goodbye to 'A Chef's Life' With These Five Thanksgiving Recipes

It's almost Thanksgiving — and almost time to say goodbye to A Chef's Life.

November 1, 2018

After five delicious seasons, A Chef’s Life is ending! And the finale episode, "The Final Harvest," provides a farewell feast so grand that it could make Thanksgiving bounty look like a light lunch. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there is a lot we can learn from Vivian Howard. To say a proper goodbye, we’ve rounded up some recipes from A Chef’s Life.

Bid adieu to Vivian from your own harvest table, with these five recipes — perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner.

A Chef’s Life "The Final Harvest" will air Sunday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. 

Citrus Sweet Potato Puree with Pork Cracklins

Try this Southern twist on Thanksgiving sweet potatoes.

Get the recipe, here.

Grilled Corn with Ginger Bacon Butter

This ginger bacon corn is a-maize-ing.

Get the recipe, here.

Candied Yams with Bacon Pecan Syrup

If you’d prefer a savory yam recipe, you can’t go wrong with pecans.

Get the recipe, here.

Date, Pecan and Bacon Cheese Ball with Curried Peach Preserves

Impress your guests with this crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Get the recipe, here.

Old School Squash and Onions

Don’t mess with a Thanksgiving classic: Squash.

Get the recipe, here.


A Chef’s Life "The Final Harvest" will air Sunday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. 


Caroline Gerdes

Caroline Gerdes is the social media specialist at Cascade Public Media and a New Orleanian living in Seattle. She was also a National Geographic Young Explorer — which is totally a real job title. She recently published her first book, An Oral History of the New Orleans Ninth Ward

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