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George Hirsch Lifestyle

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. Taped in his Hampton home's indoor and outdoor kitchens, George uses his culinary know-how and well-honed techniques to cook up savory recipes for entertaining at home - from preparing an intimate meal for two to designing a menu for 30 people. He also embarks on mini-field trips to local community producers and suppliers in search of fresh ingredients and down-home inspiration.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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