Wynton and John Besh filming “Iconoclasts” episode in New Orleans

Wynton is in New Orleans today to film an episode for the third series of Iconoclasts with chef John Besh.
If you have the Sundance Channel, you might be familiar with the ‘Iconoclasts’ television series. The 60-minute show takes two innovators from different fields and brings them together to discuss their passions and creative processes.
The episode should be broadcasted on November 22, 2007, at 10 PM ET/PT. (more info to come…)

Wynton and John Besh while shooting Iconoclasts episode in New Orleans

Wynton and John Besh while shooting Iconoclasts episode in New Orleans
Wynton and John Besh while shooting Iconoclasts episode in New Orleans

Who is John Besh:

Acclaimed chef John Besh grew up in Southern Louisiana, learning at an early age the essentials of Louisiana’s rich culinary traditions. Besh has set the benchmark for fine dining in New Orleans- with the four successful restaurants-Restaurant August, Besh Steak, Luke and La Provence. His talent and drive have earned Besh continuous kudos from the outset of his career: from Food & Wine’s “Top 10 Best New Chefs in America” to Gourmet’s “Guide to America’s Best Restaurants,” and “America’s Top 50 Restaurants”. He won the James Beard Award for Best Chef of the Southeast in 2006. Besh’s appreciation for local ingredients and local cuisine has only increased since Hurricane Katrina as he considers these essential to the survival of the people and cultural heritage of New Orleans. Showing the spirit of New Orleans in the wake of a disaster, Restaurant August was one of the first restaurants to open after Hurricane Katrina. Besh has been actively involved in efforts locally and national to raise funds for hurricane victims.

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  1. Dear Shannon and Lynn,
    this is not John Besh fan club, and we don’t know if he has one.
    Try to write to his official web site for more info.

    Luigi on Nov 12th, 2007 at 9:34am

  2. Sign me up for the John Besh Fan Club too! I wish he had a restaurant where I live (northern California) so I could go out and try his food. Reading his menus have me salivating.

    Lynn on Nov 12th, 2007 at 3:46am

  3. All I want to know is how to join the John Besh fan club. I think that I might boycott Iron Chef America.

    Shannon on Nov 12th, 2007 at 3:19am

  4. Not yet ‘cause didn’t had all the ingredients at home (following a recipe with fried shrimps).
    I’ll try this evening or tomorrow.
    Looking for it I’ve found an interesting recipes’s web.

    ignorant on Aug 16th, 2007 at 9:22am

  5. So, did you eat the Po’Boy?

    Karen on Aug 16th, 2007 at 8:49am

  6. Mmmmmm….sounds tasty!.
    Going to find a recipe and try…..I’ll let you know how do I manage with it.

    ignorant on Aug 14th, 2007 at 11:34am

  7. Po Boys are sandwiches made with New Orleans french bread and creole seasoned fillings like shrimp. You can google it to get some recipes!

    Karen on Aug 14th, 2007 at 9:34am

  8. Hi Karen, your enlightening services are in demand…..who are the Po Boys?????.
    Absolut Ignorant.

    ignorant on Aug 14th, 2007 at 5:46am

  9. How were the Po Boys? Were they as good as Emeril’s?

    Karen on Aug 13th, 2007 at 10:12pm

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