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John Besh

  • Besh Big Easy: 101 Home-Cooked New Orleans Recipes
    • Categories: Restaurants & celebrity chefs; American
    • ISBN: 9781449469177 Paperback (United States) 9/29/2015
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  • Besh Big Easy: 101 Home-Cooked New Orleans Recipes
    • Categories: Restaurants & celebrity chefs; American
    • ISBN: 9780606369862 Hardcover (United States) 9/29/2015
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  • Cooking from the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along the Way
    • Categories: Restaurants & celebrity chefs
    • ISBN: 9781449446031 eBook (United States) 10/29/2013
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  • Cooking from the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along the Way
    • Categories: Restaurants & celebrity chefs
    • ISBN: 9781449430566 Hardcover (United States) 10/29/2013
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  • My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking
    • Categories: Restaurants & celebrity chefs
    • ISBN: 9781449407872 Hardcover (United States) 11/1/2011
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  • My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking
    • Categories: Restaurants & celebrity chefs
    • ISBN: 9781449418779 eBook (United States) 11/1/2011
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  • My New Orleans: The Cookbook
    • Categories: Restaurants & celebrity chefs; American
    • ISBN: 9780740784132 Hardcover (United States) 10/1/2009
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  • My New Orleans: The Cookbook
    • Categories: Restaurants & celebrity chefs; American
    • ISBN: 9780740790478 eBook (United States) 5/1/2009
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Biography

John Besh is the best of a new generation of New Orleans chefs. His worldclass, award-winning cuisine springs from roots deep in the food culture of the place where he was born. My New Orleans: The Cookbook is Chef Besh’s tribute to and celebration of the food he loved as a boy growing up on the bayous, refined in his years of study in America and in Europe, and brought home to his beloved city, where he has passionately thrown himself into the rebuilding of post-Katrina New Orleans, and to making Restaurant August, Lu¨ke, Besh Steak, and La Provence indelible parts of Louisiana’s restaurant landscape.

After attending the Culinary Institute of America and apprenticeships in Germany and France, John Besh led a squad of infantry marines in combat during Operation Desert Storm as a non-commissioned officer of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. In 1999 Food & Wine magazine named John Besh one of the "Top 10 Best Chefs in America", in 2006 Besh won the James Beard Award as Best Chef, Southeast,and he went on to win the battle against Mario Batali on Food Network's Iron Chef. Gourmet magazine has ranked Restaurant August in its "Top 50 Restaurants in the United States" in 2003 and 2006, and Zagat New Orleans 2008 ranks Restaurant August #1 in food and service. Besh recently received the Louisiana Restaurant Association's award for 2008 Restaurateur of the Year.


Read Seattle Tall Poppy’s interview with John Besh.