A top New York chef returns to her North Carolina hometown, where she opens a restaurant.
First Aired: October 5, 2017
In the fifth-season opener, Chef & the Farmer turns 10 years old. Vivian embarks on a fruitless search for the season's first ripe tomatoes to serve at the restaurant's birthday party. She concocts a menu that represents a decade of professional growth, and then seeks the wisdom of Ms. Mary and Ms. Lillie to prepare an old-school tomato dish that "kills hungry."