Mason Hereford grew up in rural Virginia, where his formative meals came at modest country stores and his family’s holiday table. After moving to New Orleans and working in fine dining he opened Turkey and the Wolf, which featured his larger-than-life interpretations of down-home dishes and created a nationwide sensation. In Turkey and the Wolf, Hereford shares lively twists on beloved Southern dishes, like potato chip–loaded fried bologna sandwiches, deviled-egg tostadas with salsa macha, and his mom’s burnt tomato casserole. It's a wild ride through the South, packed with nostalgic and indulgent recipes designed to get big flavor out of laidback cooking. By the end of this book you'll be loosening up your belt with a smile on your face.
Mason joined us on Episode 2 of our adventure travel series, DIRT, as our local guide in New Orleans.
A native Virginian, Mason Hereford moved to New Orleans in 2008 and opened Turkey and the Wolf in 2016. Bon Appétit named it the best new restaurant in America. Food & Wine and GQ called it one of the most important restaurants of the decade, and Guy Fieri featured it on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Turkey and the Wolf: Flavor Trippin' in New Orleans is his first book.