Two time Emmy winner Rob Petrone, host of TV’s Restaurant Hunter took a road trip to the East End, aka the Hamptons see what exactly what George Hirsch Lifestyle is all about. What he found was exactly what you see on my public television series. We made a few stops at a couple local sources for vegetables, cheese, seafood, meat and wine. Next, with cameras in tow we returned to my patio to grill and and entertain George style, while chatted about how food has changed throughout my career as a chef.
Afterwards, we continued to eat, sip on some local small batch cream soda, while Rob sought the reason why after 20 years on television filming all over the world I would film entirely in the Hamptons. My response, “this is how I was raised - the bounty of the eastern part of Long Island, it’s farms, seafood, dairy, and now producers of wine, small craft beer and beverages, raising livestock, and local artisan producers highlights what is happening all across this country. That is why I am so delighted to share my community of year round friends in the Hamptons. My viewers are able to take away a lifestyle that is good for you for their own daily experiences. There will never be any ‘throw downs’ or ‘restaurant disasters’ on my show. It’s about inspiring, and education through a visual food experience; hence my last line on each episode “if I can do it you can do it.”
WATCH ONLINE two of the three TV segments:
Rob Petrone Market Fresh Shopping with George Hirsch