JOHN BESH INSPIRED WEBSITE (HUFFINGTON POST)

Chef John Besh is known for his New Orleans approach to cooking — both in his restaurants and on his TV shows. But how did the August chef and author of the new book Cooking From the Heartget inspired to even start cooking?

In our newest addition to our ‘Inspired Recipes’ series we talk to the chef about his mother’s cooking during his childhood in Louisiana, his early mentors and learn a recipe from his time living in Provence, France. To get inspired and learn the recipe, watch the video above!


JOHN BESH ON HIS NEW BOOK, “COOKING FROM THE HEART” (ATLANTA EATS)

John Besh was in town recently to promote his new book “Cooking From the Heart” and Mara Davis was there to find out what he thinks about cooking with celebrities, restaurants in Atlanta & his book.


JOHN BESH’S AT HOME SHRIMP BOIL

What goes in a classic shrimp boil? Chef John Besh takes you from the market to the boil!


LOOK AT THOSE MUSSELS! CHEF JOHN BESH JOINS SARAH CAREY IN THE KITCHEN

“Here’s one thing I’m thankful for this year: Today, chef John Besh, New Orleans restaurateur and author of “Cooking from the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along the Way,” is joining me in the kitchen to make an elegant and incredibly easy dinner, moules Provencal. The mussels are cooked in an intensely fragrant broth of garlic, scallions, tomatoes, fennel fronds, and a touch of vermouth (John says it helps to bring out their sweetness). These mussels were so tasty, I couldn’t help but eat them right out of the pot. Make this heartfelt meal for your family and learn more about John’s books and projects at ChefJohnBesh.com.”


JOHN BESH: A MASTER CULINARY CRAFTSMAN IN NEW ORLEANS (GONOLA)

John Besh is one of those household names in New Orleans that triggers images of exquisite plates of delicious food. The culinary wunderkind owns nine restaurants, seven of which are in New Orleans including Restaurant August, Domenica, Besh Steak, American Sector, Soda Shop, Borgne and Luke. No Besh restaurant is the same, ranging in focus and inspiration, but all sharing an equal standard of quality. John Besh, a James Beard Award winner, has competed on Top Chef Masters and is featured as a guest judge on this season of Top Chef New Orleans. In this episode of GoNOLA TV, John Besh lets us in on why he began cooking in the first place, why he could never stay away from New Orleans and how the flavors of South Louisiana play an integral role in his signature culinary vision and style.



TEDXNOLA

On the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Chef John Besh discusses crisis, resiliency, and ingenuity, imploring residents and visitors alike to be stewards of the city of New Orleans to maintain her mysterious grandeur for generations to come.

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TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.