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Mortar and Pestle Pesto

Vivian uses a mortar and pestle to make traditional pesto.

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Vivian Chan explores the best cooking hacks, tips and tricks rebooted to bring a younger audience into the kitchen. These aren’t your mom's cheats; these tips will wow even experienced cooks with shortcuts that actually work.

About Viv

Vivian Chan

Vivian Chan is a native Brooklynite with a passion to feed, teach and engage people with food. After earning a BA in Media Arts from CUNY Hunter College and a Culinary Arts degree from the International Culinary Center, Vivian was mentored by Anita Lo during her time as a line cook at Annisa. In 2010, she combined her media roots with her love of food and started as an intern with Food Network. Soon after, she officially joined the team as a Recipe Tester, capturing the little things that make or break a recipe. Today, in addition to her role as Culinary Producer, she is the host of Food Network’s digital series Viv’s Tips. Vivian also creates stories for Snapchat Discover and is the face of Food Network Kitchen. She lives by this motto: Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.

Q&A with Viv