Her sunny smile brightens up TV screens across the country; her charisma is undeniable and her cuisine sublime. Since drawing the national media spotlight in the mid 1990’s and garnering a series of coveted awards, Chef Michelle Bernstein has become one of the most respected and successful chefs/restaurateurs in the nation. A Miami native of Jewish and Latin descent, her culinary passion has dazzled diners and critics alike.
“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. To me it’s all about the amazing ingredients I’ve loved most of my life, layered flavors and simplicity. My style of cooking is based on the honest, soulful cooking I remember from my childhood. I cook food I love and believe that love translates to the diners.” – Michelle Bernstein
To learn more about Michelle and her Miami restaurant, Michy’s, Click Here
To try out three of her recipes, see below:
Grilled Swordfish with Corn-Avocado Relish
Romesco with Grilled Asparagus
Tame Jamacian Jerk Chicken Wings