Food

George Hirsch Lifestyle

Chef and five-time author George Hirsch 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. George visits local farmers, brewers, vintners and other artisans who practice sustainable living.

For the Love of Cheese

26m 48s

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.

Episodes

  • Comforting Brew: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Comforting Brew

    S2 E203 - 26m 46s

    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.

  • Ripe for the Picking: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ripe for the Picking

    S2 E207 - 26m 46s

    George visits a 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.

  • Top Spear: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Top Spear

    S2 E204 - 26m 46s

    Three young farmers are taking on running one of the oldest family farms in the country. After a visit to their asparagus farm, George prepares a trio of 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.

  • Aww Shucks: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Aww Shucks

    S2 E210 - 26m 46s

    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.

  • Go Green: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Go Green

    S2 E201 - 26m 46s

    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.

  • Old Vines, Deep Roots: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Old Vines, Deep Roots

    S2 E206 - 26m 46s

    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.

  • An Egg-cellent Selection: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    An Egg-cellent Selection

    S2 E209 - 26m 46s

    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.

  • Organic Beginnings: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Organic Beginnings

    S2 E208 - 26m 46s

    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.

  • The Amazing Potato: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Amazing Potato

    S2 E213 - 26m 46s

    George prepares potato-crusted chicken, farmer's 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.

  • Celebration!: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Celebration!

    S2 E205 - 26m 46s

    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.

  • Seafood Success!: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Seafood Success!

    S2 E211 - 26m 46s

    George pays a visit to a commercial fishing packhouse, 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.

  • Roots & Traditions: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Roots & Traditions

    S2 E202 - 26m 46s

    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.

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