In 2000, following French culinary training on both coasts, Canadian Hugh Acheson opened Five and Ten in Athens, and the restaurant became a spotlight for his exciting interpretation of traditional Southern fare. Five and Ten became a favorite local haunt as well as a destination -- Food & Wine
named Hugh a -- Best New Chef -- and at seventy miles away, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
named Five and Ten the best restaurant in Atlanta. Then came the five consecutive James Beard nominations.
Now, after opening two more restaurants and a wine shop, Hugh is ready to share 120 recipes of his eclectic, bold, and sophisticated flavors, inspired by fresh ingredients. In A New Turn in the South
, you'll find libations, seasonal vegetables that take a prominent role, salads and soups, his prized sides, and fish and meats -- all of which turn Southern food on its head every step of the way.
With surprising photography full of Hugh's personality, and pages layered with his own quirky writing and sketches, he invites you into his community and his innovative world of food -- to add new favorites to your repertoire.
Read about our experiences cooking from A New Turn in the South at our Rhythm & Books blog.