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Hugh Acheson, author portrait
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Hugh Acheson

Hugh Acheson is the chef/partner of the restuarants Five & Ten, The National, The Florence, and Empire State South, named restaurant of the year by Atlanta magazine. He is a five time James Beard nominee and 2012 winner for Best Chef Southeast, has been featured in numerous food and wine publications, and appears on Bravo's Top Chef as a judge. Hugh is the author of The Chef and the Slow Cooker, The Broad Fork, A New Turn in the South, and Pick a Pickle. He lives in Athens, Georgia, with his wife and two children.