John Besh

John Besh is the James Beard Award-winning chef of Restaurant August and five other restaurants in New Orleans, Louisiana. More

John Besh is a chef and native son dedicated to the culinary riches of southern Louisiana. At each of his six acclaimed restaurants (August, Besh Steak, Lüke, La Provence, American Sector, and Domenica) as well as in his entrepreneurial pursuits, his cookbook (My New Orleans), and his public activities, he celebrates the bounty and traditions of the region.

A former U.S. Marine, Besh has been honored by Food & Wine ("Top 10 Best New Chefs in America"), Gourmet Magazine ("Guide to America's Best Restaurants"), Food Arts (Silver Spoon Award), and the James Beard Foundation (Best Chef - Southeast). John Besh is a frequent guest chef on NBC's Today Show and has appeared on top programs on the Food Network and the Sundance Channel.

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The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

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How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

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A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

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I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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