Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Put Some Fireworks Back Into Your Cooking This July 4th

This summer, celebrity chef and Macy’s Culinary Council member Michelle Bernstein is putting a new twist on old traditions, just in time for your 4th of July celebration! The James Beard Award-winning chef, restaurateur and television food star is putting hot dogs and hamburgers on the back burner and spicing up your palate with her mouth watering Chorizo Taco recipe. From start to finish, Michelle will demonstrate how to create her flavorful dish while also sharing information about the iconic Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks.

On July 2, 2012 Michelle Bernstein will show viewers:
- How to spice up their July 4th menu with her festive Chorizo Tacos
- The latest and greatest kitchen gadgets and appliances
- Footage of the spectacular Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks

For the many of us who will be celebrating the 4th of July with friends and family at home, Macy’s Culinary Council chef Michelle Bernstein will be sure to get you fired up for a fantastic celebration!

About Michelle Bernstein

Since drawing the national spotlight in the mid 1990's, Chef Michelle Bernstein has remained one of the region's most well-respected and successful chefs/restaurateurs. A Miami native of Jewish and Latin descent, this passionate culinaire has dazzled diners and critics alike with her sublime cuisine and a personality as bright and vibrant as the Florida sun. "My food isn’t heavy handed or unnecessarily complicated," says Bernstein, a James Beard Award winner (Best Chef South 2008) and author of Cuisine a Latina (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008). "You don't need heavy handed technique and over the top presentations to make a dish work. It's about amazing ingredients, layered flavors and simplicity. My style of cooking is inspired by my own food memories and it's the simple, soulful cooking that stays that I remember from my travels. I cook the food I love and I think that love translates to the diners."

These days, Bernstein is busier than ever. She recently opened Crumb on Parchment, a cozy café in the heart of the Miami Design District, and continues to operate three additional South Florida restaurants: Michy’s, Sra. Martinez and Michelle Bernstein at The Omphoy. Beyond a family of successful restaurants and her own family (she and husband/partner David Martinez recently became parents), Bernstein dedicates time to Common Threads an after-school program for underprivileged kids, is actively promoting her new line of cookware and cutlery, "Michelle B" and regularly appears on an array of national TV shows, from Top Chef to Good Morning America.

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