A Few of the Best Known Chefs of Louisiana

By Staff

Great meals and Louisiana go together like gumbo and rice—you can’t think of one without the other. And behind every Louisiana dish is a chef who ensures that diners are getting an experience they won’t find anywhere else on Earth. Here are some of the culinary geniuses who are making sure Louisiana maintains its reputation as a food lover’s dream destination.

John Besh

Few chefs can claim to love Louisiana cuisine as much as John Besh. Besides his T.V. career on PBS and being the host of’s Taste-umentary video series, he is also a James Beard Award-winning chef who owns some of New Orleans’ best-known restaurants (Pizza Domenica, Lüke, Borgne, Besh Steak and Restaurant August), as well as the Northshore “destination restaurant” La Provence.


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Trout Amandine is the Greatest Dish that Smells Like Chemical Warfare

June 4, 2015

By: Munchies Staff

Chef John Besh is a legit badass. He's a former Marine, a killer chef, a James Beard award winner, and overall, a true Renissance man. (He once showed up at our office at 10AM with a bunch of shrimp remoulade in a Mason jar, just because.)

So when Besh says that Trout Amandine is his favorite dish, out of all of the incredible Creole cuisine that he grew up eating, you know it's something special.

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Your Weekend Agenda

May 28 , 2015

By: , New York Magazine

Events to check out this weekend, May 29-31

...And do-gooders have a chance on Sunday to help charity while eating great food at the  Eat (Red) Drink (Red) VIP event, where celeb chefs like April Bloomfield, Jonathan Waxman, John Besh, and more create dishes on Pier 26 in Hudson River Park, with proceeds benefiting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. If you don't have the $295 handy for this particular dinner (hosted by Mario Batali, with a performance by the Roots), there are a number of restaurants participating for the cause throughout the month of June.

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Watch John Besh Read a Bad Yelp Review

By: Eater Video
May 22, 2015

"The chef should have the palate to season everything properly."

John Besh is the face of New Orleans cuisine right now, with 11 restaurants, three cookbooks, and many more projects underway.  But for some people, that just doesn't cut it.  Here, in fine Eater tradition, the chef reads a choice Yelp review from a less-than-impressed customer.

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Where to Eat Healthy in New Orleans

May 15,2015
By: Beth Lipton, Travel & Leisure

“Let’s go to New Orleans to detox,” said no one, ever. Let’s face it: the Crescent City is a draw largely for its open-container, anything-goes, embrace-debauchery attitude.

That’s a great reason to love it, but even the hardest partiers need a break. Good news: if you find yourself craving a salad or a green juice after a long night of barhopping or a few too many beignets, you’ll find plenty of health food options all over NOLA.

Satsuma Café
Just off Piety Street in the Bywater you’ll find Satsuma Café, where you’ll likely wait in line for fresh-squeezed organic juices, fortifying breakfasts—celebrity restaurateur John Besh orders the green breakfast sandwich and the immune booster juice—or, for lunch, generous salads and sandwiches. There’s plenty here for more traditional eaters (bagels, ham, bacon, cheeses, biscuits), along with the wheatgrass shots, quinoa, and kale you’d expect from a healthy eatery. Grab an outdoor table when weather permits (but beware of the aggressive sparrows; we saw one steal the bacon right off someone’s plate) or sit in the eclectically decorated inside area, a smiling server will deliver your food.

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