Cooking from the Heart Book Tour

“I took this journey not just for the sake of nostalgia (though that was certainly part of it), but to clarify the meaning of cooking, for me and for you. I’m hoping that whether you’re a home cook or a professional, you’ll learn from the radiant recipes and cooking lessons on these pages. I certainly expect you to laugh at my follies and hope that they will keep you from making the same mistakes. Or at least that you’ll have the good sense to make your own mistakes that are as memorable as mine.” — from Cooking from the Heart by Chef John Besh

I hope to see you at some point along this amazing tour across the country. I cannot wait to share some of my amazing memories and recipes with you!

*Please check back for new events – we are updating constantly!

Friday, October 25: Kenner, LA
Event: 4pm-6pm, Book Signing – Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest (Kenner Rivertown, 415
Williams Blvd)

Monday, October 28: New Orleans, LA
Event: 6pm-9pm, Cooking from the Heart Launch Party – Borgne (601 Loyola Avenue)
Ticket: $65

Tuesday, October 29: New Orleans, LA
Event: 6pm-8pm, Octavia Books (513 Octavia St)

Thursday, October 31: New York, NY
Event: 3:30pm-5:30pm, demo at ICC (292 5th Ave # 6)

Friday, November 1: New York, NY
Event: 7:30pm-9:30pm, dinner at City Grit (38 Prince St)

Sunday, November 3: New York, NY
Event: 7pm-9pm, dinner at Gramercy Tavern (42 E 20th St)

Wednesday, November 6: Atlanta, GA
Event: 1pm-2:30pm, Barnes and Noble in Buckhead (2900 Peachtree Rd NE #310)
Event: 6:30pm-8:30pm, Sur La Table-Atlanta (3500 Peachtree Road, Suite 1035)
Ticket: $59
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Thursday, November 7: New Orleans, LA
Event: 6:30pm-9pm, John Besh & John Currence Cookbook Dinner (123 Baronne Street)
Ticket: $200
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Monday, November 11: Dallas, TX and River Oaks, TX
Event: 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Barnes & Noble at SMU (3060 Mockingbird Ln Dallas, TX 75205)

Event: 6:30pm-8:30pm, Sur La Table-Houston (1996 West Gray Houston River Oaks, TX 77019)
Ticket: $59
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Tuesday, November 12: Houston, TX
Event: 10:00am – 12:00pm, Sur La Table-Houston (1996 West Gray Houston River Oaks, TX 77019)
Ticket: $59
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Event: 5:30pm-7:00pm Reception; 7:00pm – 9:00 pm Dinner, Underbelly (1100 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77006)
Dinner Ticket: $125
To RSVP for the reception or to reserve a seat at the dinner, please contact Underbelly at (713) 528-9800.

Thursday, November 14: San Antonio, TX
Event: 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Happy Hour at Luke San Antonio (125 E. Houston Street)

Event: 6:30pm-9pm, Dinner at Luke San Antonio (125 E. Houston Street)
Ticket: $95 – SOLD OUT!

Friday, November 15: San Antonio, TX
Event: 12pm-2pm, Sur La Table-San Antonio (15900 La Cantera Parkway, #19120)
Ticket: $59
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Sunday, November 17: Pensacola, FL
Event: 1pm-2:30pm, book signing at DUH (501 N 9th Ave)

Monday, November 18: Durham, NC
Event: 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Flyleaf Books + Fosters Market (2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Durham, NC 27707)

Event: 6:30pm-8:30pm, Sur La Table-Durham (8030 Renaissance Parkway)
Ticket: $59
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Wednesday, November 20: New Orleans, LA
Event: 6:30pm-10pm, Eat Well Do Good Dinner Series – Café Reconcile (1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd)
Ticket: $125
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Thursday, November 21: Fairhope, AL and Mobile, AL
Event: 11am-1pm, Page and Palette (32 South Section Street)
Event: 6pm-10pm, Celebrate Hope Event at the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute (1660 Spring Hill Avenue, Mobile, AL)

Friday, November 22: Montgomery, AL and Homewood, AL
Event: 12pm-2pm, Capitol Book & News Company (1140 E. Fairview Avenue)
Event: 5:30pm-7pm, Alabama Booksmith (2626 19th Place, Homewood, AL 35209)

Saturday, November 30: Meridian, MS
Event: 12pm-2pm, Weidnann’s (210 22nd Ave, Meridian, MS 39301)

Wednesday, December 4: Lafayette, LA
Event: 12pm-1:30pm, Barnes & Noble (5705 Johnston Street)
Event: 5pm-8pm, Barnes & Noble at LSU (corner of Highland Road & Raphael Semmes)

Thursday, December 5: Baton Rouge, LA
Event: 12pm-3pm, Christ Episcopal School (80 Christwood Blvd., Covington, LA)
Event: 6:30pm-8:30pm, Ladies’ Night at Bowie Outfitters (8630 Perkins Road)

Friday, December 6: Slidell, LA and Bay St. Louis, MS
Event: 12pm-2pm, Purple Armadillo inside Levy’s Furniture (2024 Front Street)
Event: 6pm-7:30pm, BayBooks (131 Main Street Suite B, Bay St. Louis, MS)

Saturday, December 7: New Orleans, LA
Event: 9am-11am, Crescent City Farmers Market New Orleans (700 Magazine Street)
Event: 7pm-10pm, Besh Hope and Holidays – National WWII Museum (945 Magazine Street)
Ticket: $200, Patron Party: $300

Sunday, December 8: San Francisco, CA
Event: 12pm-2pm, Sur La Table-San Francisco (2224 Union Street)
Ticket: $59
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Event: 3:30pm-5pm, Chris Cosentino happy hour – Incanto (1550 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94122)

Monday, December 9: Manhattan Beach, CA
Event: 6:30pm-11pm, Culinary Master Series (ADDRESS TBD)

Wednesday, December 11: Covington, LA
Event: 4pm-5:30pm, Simplee Gourmet (70457 Hwy 21 Covington, LA)

Saturday, December 14: New Orleans, LA
Event: 11am-1pm, Trinity Church (1329 Jackson Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130)

Event: 2pm-4pm, Besh Steak (228 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130)
Ticket: $99
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Monday, December 16: Savannah, GA
Event: 12:00pm – 2:00pm, E. Shavers Booksellers (326 Bull Street)

Event: 5pm-7pm, Paris Market (36 W Broughton Street)

Tuesday, December, 17: Charleston, SC
Event: 12pm-1:30pm, Blue Bicycle Books (420 King St. Charleston, SC 29403)

Wednesday, December 18: Dallas, TX and Lacombe, LA
Event: 12pm-2pm, Sur La Table Dallas (4527 Travis Street, Suite A Dallas, Texas 75205)
Ticket: $59
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Event: 6:30pm-9pm, La Provence (25020 U.S. 190)

Thursday, December 19: New Orleans, LA
Event: 11:30am-1:30pm, SYC Ladies Luncheon (105 North Roadway, West End)
Event: 6pm-8pm, Maple Street Books (7529 Maple Street)

Friday, December 20: Metairie, LA and Madeville, LA
Event: 1pm-3pm, Barnes & Noble (3721 Veterans Boulevard)
Event: 6pm-7:30pm, Barnes & Noble (3414 Highway 190 Suite 10 #10)