Celebrity chef George Hirsch fires up the grill on L.I.

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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 lifestyle enthusiast. 

Best known for his down-to-earth, guy-next-door personality, Hirsch has been welcomed into millions of homes around the world through his informative and entertaining TV programs — both on syndicated and public television. 

As executive producer and TV host, Hirsch was the first production company to take cooking outside the indoor studio. His shows transformed the way cooking and lifestyle was perceived to millions of people… and it all began with his signature phrase, “If I can do it, you can do it!”

His TV series, “George Hirsch Lifestyle,” is seen on PBS, PublicTV and PBS Create TV stations. In every episode, Hirsch invites the audience into his home-studio kitchens where he cooks, bakes and grills his favorite recipes, such as apple strawberry rhubarb pie, oven-fried garlic chicken and pork tenderloin sliders.

Hirsch takes viewers to visit his favorite local places and sources for fresh ingredients, offering a behind-the-scenes look at local artisans who practice sustainable living in the wine country and farmland of the East End of Long Island.

Fans of Hirsch are in for a treat when he hosts Bourbon & BBQ, along with Scott Franklin of Angel’s Envy Bourbon, at Temple Israel of Lawrence, 140 Central Ave. in Lawrence, on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.

Franklin will discuss the history of bourbon and how it has grown in popularity. He will also showcase Angel’s Envy bourbons, including Port Finish, Rum Finish and Cask Strength, for tasting.

Hirsch will do what he does best and focus on food, preparing IPA (India Pale Ale) turkey and vegetables, “Gear, Sear & Beer,” building flavor with seasonings, herbs and marinades.

The event is open to the public at a cost of $20 per person. Advance registration is required. Please call the Temple Israel Office at 516-239-1140 and go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bourbon-bbq-tickets-54135538854 for tickets.

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