Summer Recipes Part II: Quality & Simplicity

Chef de Cuisine Bradley Herron keeping it simple  in the MGFD Miami kitchen.

[See here for Part I]

It seems intuitive, but many home cooks fail to abide by one simple rule: a quality meal begins with quality ingredients. The secret to good food is good food. And the secret to entertaining with good food is simplicity.

In our restaurants, the chefs make food that Chef Schwartz (and the rest of us) likes to eat. You can find dishes on the menu that you would be just as likely to find in his kitchen at home, often presented family-style and other times a little elevated, but never being fussy. Having quality, versatile ingredients on hand make both everyday cooking and entertaining easy and fun. Let what’s available locally from small farmers drive the menu, because proximity equals freshness.

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