Taste The Florida Keys with Chef Michelle Bernstein

James Beard Award-winning chef and South Florida native Michelle Bernstein explores the Florida Keys in search of the local specialties, historic recipes and culinary characters that define Keys cuisine. She visits an array of fine dining restaurants, neighborhood cafes and local businesses that cover every region of the archipelago.

Michelle uncovers the origins of Key West’s nickname, “The Conch Republic,” with a visit to the Conch Blowing Contest. Then, she stops by the Cracked Conch Cafe to learn how to tenderize and prepare the ubiquitous mollusk in a delectable Marsala sauce. She also learns about the ocean’s contribution to Keys cuisine from several local boat captains and chefs who fill her in on their favorite "dock-to-dish" recipes for fresh snapper, mahi mahi and grouper. Michelle next delves into all things shellfish with a primer on Key West seafood staples — pink shrimp, lobster and stonecrab.

Distributed by: American Public Television (APT)
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