What to Watch on Thursday: ‘A Chef’s Life’ takes on North Carolina sweet potatoes

Posted by Brooke Cain on November 14, 2013 

Chef Vivian Howard of Kinston’s Chef & the Farmer restaurant.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF REX MILLER

A Chef’s Life (9:30pm, UNC-TV) - Kinston chef Vivian Howard visits a sweet potato farm and then makes candied yams with her mother. Later, Vivian re-imagines the dish with texture, sorghum and pecans. Also, Mother Earth Brewery and Chef & the Farmer team up for a beer dinner that features first-of-the-season sweet potatoes.

Also on . . .

Vampire Diaries (8pm, CW) - Dr. Wes gives Katherine some disturbing news, while Jeremy and Bonnie share a glimmer of hope after asking with Amara. Also, Stefan makes a heartbreaking confession to Damon and Elena.

The Crazy Ones (9pm, CBS) - Simon must cut ties with his first client because the account conflicts with another one, and this displeases Gordon, Simon and Sydney’s partner.

Glee (9pm, Fox) - The glee kids learn how to twerk. If that doesn’t send you screaming to another channel, I don’t know what will.

The Michael J. Fox Show (9:30pm, NBC) - Ian attends homecoming at his girlfriend’’s high school, prompting Mike to discuss college with him. Meanwhile, Annie is hurt to learn that Eva confides in Leigh and not her.

Scandal (10pm, ABC) - Mellie seeks to bolster her public image with a compelling news interview. Meanwhile, Huck tries to create distance between himself and Quinn, and Cyrus schemes to take down Sally.

Parenthood (10pm, NBC) - Ever really love a show but have a strong love/hate relationship with every character on it? That’s me and “Parenthood.” Tonight, Zeek gives Sarah valuable advice and Julia gets upsetting news from Victor’s school. Also, Adam gets some unwanted media attention when secrets from Kristina’s past are revealed, and Amber makes a difficult decision that has an impact on Ryan.

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