George Hirsch Lifestyle

Chef and five-time author George Hirsch returns to public television to share his philosophy of bridging good food with good living. In this series, George shares his deep culinary knowledge and well-honed techniques for the home cook and better-living lifestyle enthusiast. In every episode, George invites viewers into his Hamptons home kitchen, where he cooks, bakes and grills his favorite dishes — from comfort-food classics and local seafood specialties to Old World cuisine and his signature desserts. In addition to cooking segments, George visits local farmers, brewers, vintners and other artisans who practice sustainable living.

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George Hirsch

George Hirsch

Celebrity chef George Hirsch is at the heart of quality cooking and lifestyle in and out of his Hampton's home kitchen — sharing his deep culinary knowledge and well-honed techniques for the at-home cook and better living lifestyle enthusiast.

For The Love of Cheese

Episode #102H · George makes garlic scape pesto and puts a new spin on cooking fondue. He shares a few quick favorites, including Welsh rarebit with creamy mousseline potatoes, and creates cheese boards with savory and sweet garnishes to serve as an appetizer and dessert. George visits with his local artisanal cheese shop for tips on selecting and storing gourmet cheese. Recipes: - Fondue with Sweet English Spring Peas & Garlic Scape Pesto - Two Well Rounded Cheese Boards for Starter & Dessert - George's Mousseline Potatoes - Welsh Rarebit.

For The Love of Cheese

Episode #102 · George makes garlic scape pesto and puts a new spin on cooking fondue. He shares a few quick favorites, including Welsh rarebit with creamy mousseline potatoes, and creates cheese boards with savory and sweet garnishes to serve as an appetizer and dessert. George visits with his local artisanal cheese shop for tips on selecting and storing gourmet cheese. Recipes: - Fondue with Sweet English Spring Peas & Garlic Scape Pesto - Two Well Rounded Cheese Boards for Starter & Dessert - George's Mousseline Potatoes - Welsh Rarebit.

Country Made

Episode #103H · George prepares a selection of simple comfort recipes, including fried chicken and waffles and his favorite creamy rice pudding. George visits Shady Lady Root Beer, a small-batch brewer of handcrafted soda, and then stops in at an artisanal producer of pastries in Sag Harbor. Recipes - Dill & Cheddar Waffles - Oven-Fried Garlic Chicken - Rice Pudding.

Home by the Sea

Episode #104H · George shares his expert tips while preparing seafood chowder, his spin on the classic shrimp salad, and his signature apple berry rhubarb pie. Then, George goes surf casting in Montauk, and shares the beauty of the East End waters for picturesque fishing. He concludes the episode with a pit-stop at a traditional clam bar. Recipes: - Rock Shrimp Salad - Seafood Chowder - Apple Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.

Home by the Sea

Episode #104 · George shares his expert tips while preparing seafood chowder, his spin on the classic shrimp salad, and his signature apple berry rhubarb pie. Then, George goes surf casting in Montauk, and shares the beauty of the East End waters for picturesque fishing. He concludes the episode with a pit-stop at a traditional clam bar. Recipes: - Rock Shrimp Salad - Seafood Chowder - Apple Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.

Good Eating

Episode #105H · George visits Mecox Bay Dairy, a producer of 360-degree farming. Then, he stops at a Hamptons' micro brew for inspiration on keeping it local. Back in his indoor and outdoor kitchens, he prepeares farm-inspired dishes, including white bean casserole, bacon-wrapped meatloaf with mushroom gravy, honey grilled squash and grilled stuffed potatoes. Recipes: - White Bean Casserole - Grilled Meatloaf - Mushroom Gravy - Double Baked Potatoes - Honey Grilled Acorn Squash.

From Our Soil

Episode #106H · In this episode, George samples a restaurant's five-star dishes featuring ingredients from its organic gardens. He stops at a local farmers' market where East End farmers and food producers provide sustainable fresh ingredients. Back in his home kitchen, George prepares savory vegetable dishes, including field greens and tomato, vinaigrette eggplant and squash gratin, and zabaglione with chocolate cake and berries. Recipes: - Field Greens & Tomato, Vinaigrette - Eggplant & Squash Gratin - Zabaglione with Chocolate Cake & Berries.

From Our Soil

Episode #106 · In this episode, George samples a restaurant's five-star dishes featuring ingredients from its organic gardens. He stops at a local farmers' market where East End farmers and food producers provide sustainable fresh ingredients. Back in his home kitchen, George prepares savory vegetable dishes, including field greens and tomato, vinaigrette eggplant and squash gratin, and zabaglione with chocolate cake and berries. Recipes: - Field Greens & Tomato, Vinaigrette - Eggplant & Squash Gratin - Zabaglione with Chocolate Cake & Berries.

Layering with Seasoning

Episode #107H · George plans the perfect outdoor cookout, complete with flavor-packed tasting plates, grilled steak and spice-rubbed salmon, and a decadent chocolate mousse. George visits Captain Pete who shares tips on making the perfect smoked salmon. Recipes: - Sliced Steak, Garlic Butter Sauce - Grilled Asparagus - Spice Rubbed Planked Salmon - Roasted Fingerling Potatoes - Chocolate Mousse.

Food Is Art

Episode #108H · An inspired George creates a traditional Italian menu of herb frittata, pasta with quick marinara, a time-honored meatballs recipe, and biscotti. An artist shares how art and food go hand-in-hand, and a local chef chats with George about finding new sources for inspiration for creating art in his kitchen. Recipes: - Fresh Herb Frittata - Nana's Meatballs - Marinara Sauce & Penne Pasta - George's Biscotti.

Food Is Art

Episode #108 · An inspired George creates a traditional Italian menu of herb frittata, pasta with quick marinara, a time-honored meatballs recipe, and biscotti. An artist shares how art and food go hand-in-hand, and a local chef chats with George about finding new sources for inspiration for creating art in his kitchen. Recipes: - Fresh Herb Frittata - Nana's Meatballs - Marinara Sauce & Penne Pasta - George's Biscotti.

Being Served

Episode #109H · George cooks a regal brunch, featuring fresh-squeezed mimosa, fried egg crab salad, Johnny cakes, and savory lamb sausage. Then, he visits a historic inn for inspiration and learns about the art of hospitality. Recipes: - Fresh Squeezed Mimosa - Johnny Cakes, Maple Syrup Butter - Frisee Crab Salad, Fried Egg Bacon Croutons - Lamb Sausage patties.

Wine and Dine

Episode #110H · In the kitchen, George shares tips on clams, then prepares steamers in white wine, pan-roasted fluke white wine sauce and strawberry mascarpone crrepes. Just in time for the harvest, George joins up with an award-winning winemaker who shares the 40-year history of Long Island wines. Later, a French-trained wine expert offers his insights on choosing wines. Recipes: - Steamers White Wine, Baguette Crostini - Pan Roasted Fluke, Capers Lemon Butter - Steamed White & Green Beans - Strawberry Mascarpone Crepes.

Vintage Classics

Episode #111H · A home-style menu featuring America's favorite combination - a hearty tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich - is topped off with George's classic brownie cookies. At the Mulford Farm Antiques Show in East Hampton, George learns tips on searching for antiques and later by a local antiques dealer in search of a vintage piece for his kitchen. Recipes: - Tomato Soup - Grilled Cheese Sandwich - George's Classic Brownie Cookies.

Old World Traditions

Episode #112H · At his home kitchen, George whips up his sausage campagnola, herb flatbread pizza, and finishes off the meal with his chocolate torta. He visits the local Italian market to see made-from-scratch sausage preparation and fresh mozzarella being made. Recipes: - Flatbread Pizza - Fresh Mozzarella Sausage Campagnola - Chocolate Torta.

Pantry & Just Picked

Episode #113H · George concludes the season with a several tasty and quick dishes plucked from the pantry, including gazpacho and panzanella. He tours an apple orchid with a 12th-generation farming family and then prepares his classic tarte tartin using some of the fruit. He also receives a master class in pairing condiments with cheese and wine from an award-winning sommelier. Recipes: - Gazpacho - Panzanella Salad - Tarte Tatin.

Go Green

Episode #201 · George visits Deer Run Farms in Brookhaven Long Island where Bob Nolan's farm is a family affair, growing numerous varieties of vegetables and greens. Then back in his kitchen, George prepares a hardy grilled caesar salad, grilled eggplant with marinara and ricotta, and a flaky apple pot pie for dessert. Good to Know Tip: Leafy lettuces George's recipes: - Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad with No Yolk Ca.esar Dressing - Grilled Eggplant with Marinara Sauce & Ricotta - Apple Pot Pie

Roots & Traditions

Episode #202 · Chef George tours a family farm whose deep roots hold a secret recipe for sustainability-horseradish, which the farm grows and grinds. Back in the kitchen, George prepares an updated well-seasoned creamy horseradish potato salad, hearty kielbasa berry jam casserole and a sour cream coffee cake pie. Then at a waterside tailgate, George shares the beauty of his hometown in Sag Harbor with his good friend Alex Goetzfried, a chef, journalist and award-winning photographer. Good to Know Tip: Principles in baking George's recipes: - Creamy Horseradish Potato Salad - Kielbasa & Berry Jam Sauce - Sour Cream Coffee Cake Pie, Pureed Pears.

Comforting Brew

Episode #203 · George visits North Fork Brewing, a farm brewery that grows then brews. Then in the kitchen, he cooks IPA leek & onion soup, a fresh take on a Louis salad, and a refreshing stout coffee ice cream float. George and Alex share the three golden rules for a perfect fish fry. Good to Know Tip: Cooking with leeks. George's recipes: - IPA Leek & Onion Soup - Shrimp Louis, Remoulade Dressing - Beer Batter Fish - Stout Beer Ice Cream Float & Chip Cookies.

Top Spear

Episode #204 · Three young farmers are taking on running one of the oldest family farms in the country, one spear at a time. After a visit to their asparagus farm, George prepares a trio of top spear dishes including asparagus coconut milk soup, asparagus duck pasta, and asparagus quick bread. Then he takes trip to the emerald jewel, Shelter Island, to pick up farm fresh produce with chef Alex as they craft their signature farm table. Good to Know Tip: Asparagus, tip of the spear. George's recipes: - Asparagus Coconut Milk Soup - Asparagus & Duck Pasta - Asparagus Quick Bread.

Celebration!

Episode #205 · A leading marine biologist cultivates oysters at a natural shellfish farm, sharing with George the joy of life with millions of oysters. Then back in the kitchen, George cooks up an inspiring celebration menu with a classic Waldorf salad, oysters Rockefeller and chocolate dipped fruits and cake. Good to Know Tip: Be inspired. George's recipes: - George's Waldorf Salad - Oysters Rockefeller - Chocolate Dipping For Any Occasion.

Old Vines, Deep Roots

Episode #206 · George makes a visit to Paumanok on Paumanok, which is the Native American name for Long Island and also the namesake of a world-class estate vineyard that has been farmed since the initial days of the region's wine production. In the kitchen, George prepares a prized picnic menu with wine friendly hors d'oeuvres and sweets while sharing tips and insights on wine. Good to Know Tip: Selection and pairing wine. George's recipes: - Deviled Eggs - Tuscan Board with Spiced Nuts - Oatmeal Cookies.

Ripe for the Picking

Episode #207 · George visits an historic bicentennial farm dating back to 1661, which is one of the oldest cultivated farms in the country. Then in the kitchen, he prepares a fresh berry & fennel salad with old school dressing, perfect roast chicken with cherry sauce and peach pie. Good to Know Tip: Selecting farm fresh fruit. George's recipes: - Berry & Fennel Salad with Old School Dressing - Perfect Roast Chicken with Cherry Sauce - Peach Pie.

Organic Beginnings

Episode #208 · George visits a multigenerational, certified organic farm and kitchen with roots in Asian vegetables, now producing hundreds of varieties of specialty produce. George prepares good-for-you, highly flavorful shaved beet salad with orange ginger dressing, plus farmer's vegetable lo mein and sweet potato bread pudding. Good to Know Tip: Preparing a great salad. George's recipes: - Shaved Beet Salad, Honey Orange Ginger Dressing - Farm Fresh Lo Mein - Sweet Potato Bread Pudding.

An Egg-Cellent Selection

Episode #209 · George visits a family-run sustainable farm, where eight hands grow food and raise livestock the way nature intended. Making egg dishes for any time of day, George prepares perfect scrambled eggs, double cut French toast, and mini egg custard pies. Then chefs George and Alex have an inspiring breakfast chat and chew on the farm. Good to Know Tip: Know your eggs. George's recipes: - Perfect Scrambled Eggs - Double Cut French Toast - Mini Egg Custard Pies.

Aww Shucks

Episode #210 · George explores how corn farming is changing from generation to generation, one ear at a time. In the outdoor kitchen George prepares wood fired corn chowder, roasted vegetable pizza, smoked honey pear and cheese, and an inspiring corn bar. Good to Know Tip: A few corny facts. George's recipes: - Corn Chowder - Vegetable Pizza - Corn Bar - Wood Oven Smoked Honey Pear & Creamy Cheese.

Seafood Success!

Episode #211 · George pays a visit to a commercial fishing pack house, where the water's bounty supports not only a family, but a lifestyle. Back in the kitchen, George prepares sustainable seafood dishes from the sea, including sea scallops Mediterranean style, herb crusted cod, and the ultimate super sundae. Good to Know Tip: Successful seafood dishes. - Sea Scallops Mediterranean Style - Herb Crusted Cod - Ultimate Super Sundae.

Cauliflower, Carrots & Crisp, OH MY!

Episode #212 · George tours a state of the art greenhouse that farms in the European tradition, cultivating hundreds of ancient heirloom micro greens in a socially responsible manner. In the kitchen, George prepares a hardy cauliflower steak topped with micro greens and a roasted rainbow carrot salad with green goddess dressing. For dessert, he bakes an apple berry crisp. Then George chats with Alex about the natural beauty of the East End of Long Island. Good to Know Tip: Cauliflower. George's recipes: - Cauliflower Steak - Roasted Rainbow Carrot Salad - Green Goddess Dressing - Apple Berry Crisp.

The Amazing Potato

Episode #213 · George prepares potato crusted chicken, farmers vegetable gratin and, for dessert, sweet potato pie. He also shows viewers the roots of Long Island potato farming, introducing a family that grows and cooks their own small-batch artisanal potato chips. Good to Know Tip: Potatoes. George's recipes: - Potato Crusted Chicken - Farmers Vegetable Gratin - Sweet Potato Pie.

Local Inspired Comfort Foods

Episode #101H · In the premiere episodes, George prepares family-inspired comfort foods, including mac-and-cheese, grilled pork sliders with crisp quick slaw, and double-chocolate brownies for dessert. George stops by a community-operated organic farm in Amagansett Long Island, where families support growing seasonal produce. Later, he visits the chef from Town Line BBQ who shares the secret of low-and-slow cooking. Recipes: - Pork Tenderloin Sliders - Savory Quick Slaw - Cheddar Jack-n-Mac - Double Chocolate Brownies.

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