Southern Heavyweight Hugh Acheson Comes to New York, Into Your Kitchen

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Shortly after being named a finalist for Best Chefs in America (his fourth Beard nomination), Hugh Acheson, chef-owner of Five & Ten in Athens, Georgia, is coming to New York. You may remember that Mario Batali picked the Ottawa native as one of his top ten favorite chefs. Now you can see why during the second annual Sunday Supper to Benefit the James Beard Foundation. On March 28, Acheson and 29 other acclaimed toques (from Philadelphia, Nashville, Atlanta, and, of course, New York) will prepare a multicourse meal to be served in the concourse of Chelsea Market. Its not your only chance to experience his brand of cooking: According to Publishers Marketplace, Acheson has just snagged a book deal.

In the Fall of next year, Clarkson Potter will publish A New Turn in the South, a cookbook of Southern food, influenced by the author's classic French training with a focus on local ingredients. Before then, check out Achesons cooking videos on YouTube.

Press Release for Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market [Hugh Cooks Food]