Here's something we need three of: cookbooks by John Besh. His latest book, Cooking From The Heart, is an ode to his culinary journey. Discover where some of his favorite dishes, techniques and ingredients originate and how you can make them at home like the famed Louisiana chef himself.

Choucroute, like many peasant foods, is best served family style — on a huge platter of sauerkraut studded with sausages and bacon. Here, a more demure portion at Winstub Henriette in Mulhouse. Search your farmers markets for artisanal fermented sauerkraut. You’ll find its deep flavor makes all the difference.

See that time John Besh took over our Instagram account here

Reprinted with permission from Cooking From The Heart