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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.