About Hugh Acheson

Hugh Acheson is the author of the James Beard Award Winning cookbook A NEW TURN IN THE SOUTH: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen and chef/owner of the Athens, GA, restaurants Five & Ten and The National, the Atlanta restaurant Empire State South, and the Savannah restaurant The Florence. Food & Wine Magazine named him Best New Chef in 2002 and the James Beard Foundation awarded him Best Chef Southeast in 2012. Hugh competed in Bravo’s Top Chef Masters Season 3, & starred as a judge on Top Chef, Seasons 9, 10, & 11.
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Crisp Toasted Bagel, Fromage Blanc, Tomato, Sea Salt, and Basil

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The fromage blanc is room-temperature, the way the dairy gods intended. In the smoked salmon’s ...Read More

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Matcha Chicken with Coconut Milk Steamed Rice

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Hugh Acheson uses Matcha tea as a seasoning to finish this roasted chicken recipe over ...Read More

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Mixed Greens with Jade Citrus Mint Tea Vinaigrette

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Beautiful lettuces dressed in a flavorful citrus vinaigrette and topped with toasted nori leaves, compose ...Read More

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Golden Monkey Tea Soaked Plums

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Soaked in a high-quality Chinese tea, these plums are a great way to energize your ...Read More

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Poached Wild Salmon in Tranquil Dream Tea

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Described as "luxuriating a food" Hugh Acheson takes us through a perfectly poached salmon dish. ...Read More