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John Currence

City Grocery

John Currence is chef/owner of City Grocery Restaurant Group, including City Grocery, Bouré, Big Bad Breakfast (Oxford and Birmingham, AL), Snackbar, Lamar Lounge & Main Event Catering. Born and raised in New Orleans, John’s career in food has covered half the globe, but is tightly focused on his roots in the Deep South and Louisiana. John was the James Beard Best Chef South in 2009 and a recent participant on Top Chef Masters.  He is a contributing editor at Garden & Gun Magazine, and author of Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Recipes From My Three Favorite Food Groups and Big Bad Breakfast: The Most Important Book Of The Day. John is the founder of Move On Up Mississippi a non-profit foundation focusing on celebrating individuals that are doing significant work to help address the issue of childhood obesity.

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What is your ultimate comfort food?What ever my wife cooks for dinnerIf you weren't a chef, what would you be?Sous ChefWhat three things are always in your pantry?I have a four year old so, Cherios, strawberries and yogurtIf you could cook with anyone in the world, who would it be?My Great Grandmother (I have my first memories of food with her)