Café au Libris: Hugh Acheson

Picture of Hugh Acheson

Thursday, October 19, 7:00 p.m.
In Auditorium at Athens-Clarke County Library

Hugh Acheson will be visiting the library to talk about his new book: The Chef and the Slow Cooker.

Book cover.

"You’ve never seen a slow cooker do this before... It slices! It dices! Ok, a slow cooker doesn’t do any of these things, but what it can do might still surprise you. As chef Hugh Acheson shows you, you can use it to poach fish, to steam-roast a chicken or leg of lamb, to make intense stocks and broths, and of course to braise the most tender short ribs. All while giving you the ability to walk away and live your life while dinner readies itself. That’s still a pretty good trick, isn’t it?"

Hugh Acheson is a chef and food writer who lives in Athens, GA. He is the chef/owner/partner of the Athens, Georgia, restaurants 5&10 and The National, the Atlanta restaurants Empire State South, First & Third Hot Dog & Sausage Stand, and coffee shop Spiller Park Coffee. His cookbook, A NEW TURN in the SOUTH won the award for Best Cookbook in the field of “American Cooking” by the James Beard Foundation in 2012. His second cookbook is PICK a PICKLE, and his third, THE BROAD FORK, was released in the spring of 2015. Food & Wine Magazine named him Best New Chef way back in 2002 and the James Beard Foundation awarded him Best Chef Southeast in 2012. Hugh competed in Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Season 3 and starred as a judge on Top Chef, Seasons 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. His thoughts about Canada, college football, crappy television, current events, politics, and old Far Side comics can be found on Twitter and on Instagram @hughacheson.

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