I think A Chef’s Life caught her at a really hard time in her life. She was so worn down, running the restaurant, raising young twins, kind of a jerk husband, the cookbook and moving to NC. I’ll cut her slack on that. But I’m rewatching it and I’m really turned off with her constant complaining and “these yokels don’t understand what a big deal we are.” I’m sure that they were in a much better position in NYC, bringing elevated southern food to the city. The concept doesn’t play as well when you’re in the actual south. She seemed bitter that she had to move, and resentful. That’s how generational wealth works though. But I’m sure she’s over it now and I look forward to the new series, I just have to get pbs passport.