Somewhere in there he also found the time to pen a cookbook, which was released this week.
Called "My New Orleans: The Cookbook," it includes 200 Louisiana-centric recipes, organized by the seasons, festivals and major ingredients they represent. According to his publicist, the cookbook also "offers a history of the city and its dishes while ensuring the home cook achieves success with chef Besh’s recipes."
The book costs $45 and the chef has two local book-signing events scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 7. He'll be at the Metairie grocery store Langenstein's from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Later, from 6 p.m. to 9 pm., he'll sign books at the National World War II Museum, where The American Sector is expected to open next month.