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chef Michael Schwartz
<p>The&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">James Beard Award-winning chef is&nbsp;the author of a beloved cookbook, <em>Michael&rsquo;s Genuine Food: Down-to-Earth Cooking for People Who Love to Eat</em>.</span></p>

Michael Schwartz: 5 things I can’t live without

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There is no hotter chef in South Florida than James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz. His flagship Miami restaurant, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, has become a must-visit for any food lover. He also operates two units of Harry’s Pizzeria, Cypress Tavern (an American grill and cocktail bar) and a breakfast/lunch joint called Ella Pop-Up Café. Schwartz also oversees foodservice for the Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Plans are in the works to open more Harry’s Pizzerias and restaurants for the SLS Group. He’s also author of a beloved cookbook, Michael’s Genuine Food: Down-to-Earth Cooking for People Who Love to Eat.

1. Smoked Spanish Paprika. I use it in everything! My son, Harry, has adopted it as his favorite ingredient as well.

2. Perfex Pepper Mill. I honestly can’t live without it.

3. Zuni. This thoughtfully written cookbook by Judy Rodgers always gives me a great perspective.

4. Rosé. I drink it all the time with everything, even steak. Sometimes people will make fun of me, but who cares? It pairs well and tastes great.

5. It’s an awesome website.


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