Chef John Besh

Emery Whalen

Chef John Besh's Cooking from the Heart documents his journey through the domestic and European kitchens that have influenced his palette and cooking style. This week on Louisiana Eats! we'll cook a dish with John at Restaurant August and then join him in the dining room for a conversation about his career. 

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This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, we'll hear the latest installment in our tweet poetry series, Muses and Metaphor, but first, we'd like to talk about an effort to add some flavor to the top ranks of restaurant kitchens in America's spiciest city.

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New Orleans chef John Besh's new cooking series premieres this week on PBS affiliates around the country. Besh is not only the owner of nine acclaimed restaurants and author of two award-winning cookbooks, but also a devoted husband and father of four young sons.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with John about how he manages to control all of his life's moving parts.

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A new restaurant explores the impact of Spain’s Canary Islands on Louisiana, while keeping things unmistakably local.

The Northshore, John Besh, and Reveillon

Dec 23, 2010

A Northshore resident gives back to his community, Chef John Besh speaks from the TEDxNOLA conference, and Eve Abrams reminds us about a local holiday tradition, Reveillon.