Knoxville, Tenn. - Chef Hugh Acheson is one of the most celebrated and influential chefs in the country.
Today, he has three restaurants in Athens, Georgia: The National, Five and Ten, and Cinco y Diaz. His Empire State South is one of the most popular places to dine in Atlanta and his new restaurant called The Florence is based in Savannah, Georgia.
Hugh is a two-time James Beard Award winner, once as a chef and once for his cookbook, A New Turn in the South. You may have seen him on television competing on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters or as a judge on the show Top Chef. In this interview, he speaks about his Canadian roots and philosophy on American food today.