James Beard Award winner
Title: Chef & Author
Location: Oxford, MS
Establishment: City Grocery, Boure, Big Bad Breakfast
Why he's a big deal: He was awarded the "Best Chef: South" by the James Beard Foundation and SIBA book award finalist for Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups and Then Some. The chef can also turn a pretty phrase for the pages of The Local Palate.