FOURTH OF JULY PARTY TIPS with Chef, Author and TV Star Michael Love

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Celebrate Independence Day with a fun, fuss-free outdoor bash

Nothing says summer like a Fourth of July celebration! Whether it’s getting ready for the fireworks or hosting a fabulous cookout that lasts into the night, it’s all about spending the day with family and friends and enjoying the
holiday.

But how do you change up your party each year? Chef Michael Love is here to help us make this 4th of July America’s best birthday yet.
Michael talks about:
– How to quench your thirst in the warm weather
– Capturing the moments and connecting with friends
– How to make your grill and outdoor space look good as new

Michael Love – Chef, Author and TV Star
Raised on Long Island, Michael’s first love was music. It didn’t take long however for his family’s love for food to ignite his passion for cooking at a very early age. Primarily a self-taught chef, Michael first entered the professional kitchen in 1980 while attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Beginning at Cappy’s, a legendary Back Bay pizzeria, tossing pizzas and making fresh sauce, and then at the highly-acclaimed Versailles Restaurant in suburban Arlington, MA where he received hands-on training from famed chef Isaac Dray, and worked his way up to weekend sous chef within a few years. Michael moved to Florida in 1996 and in 1997, he was the founding chef at Tabú Grill & Bar, a spot in Sunny Isles Beach known for its Mediterranean
flavors. One of his signature dishes was pepperoncini-wrapped shrimp served as a garnish for a Bloody Mary vodka martini.

Leaving the professional kitchen for a time, Michael amassed a loyal following as a private chef and cooking teacher in Florida. In addition to classes at such noted spots as La Cuisine Gourmet, Bloomingdale’s and Williams-Sonoma stores, in 2010 the “Cooking with Love” series of classes at Epicure earned Michael the moniker of “culinary guru” fromThe Miami Herald.

Interview Provided by: R.W. Knudsen, LG, and Jelmar

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