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HUGH ACHESON is the author of the James Beard Award Winning cookbook A
NEW TURN IN THE SOUTH: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen and chef/owner of the Athens, Georgia, restaurants
The National, the Atlanta restaurant
Empire State South and coffee shop
Spiller Park Coffee and the Savannah restaurant
A New Turn in the South won the award for Best Cookbook in the field of "American Cooking" by the James Beard Foundation in 2012. His second cookbook is
Pick a PICKLE: 50 Recipes for Pickles, Relishes, and Fermented Snacks and his third,
THE BROAD FORK: Recipes for the Wide World of Vegetables and Fruit, was released in the spring of 2015. Food & Wine Magazine named him Best New Chef in 2002 and the James Beard Foundation awarded him Best Chef Southeast in 2012. Hugh competed in Bravo's
Top Chef Masters, Season 3 and starred as a judge on
Top Chef, Seasons 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13.
He lives in Athens, Georgia with his family.