Like Stephen Colbert and John Batiste or Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts, when Southerners join forces, great things happen. As is the case with this apron made by Alabama-based fashion designer Billy Reid and inspired by New Orleans Chef John Besh.
Reid designed the apron in selvedge chambray with copper rivet details and leather tie straps, complete with Chef Besh’s signature Sazerac recipe printed on the inside pocket. Proceeds from the sale of the aprons benefit the John Besh Foundation, which preserves the foodways and cultural traditions of New Orleans and Louisiana by providing microloans to area farmers and scholarships to disadvantaged students to pursue culinary careers.
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