Alon Shaya is the co-founder (along with his wife, Emily) of Pomegranate Hospitality, the restaurant Saba, located in New Orleans, and Denver’s Safta. He’s also the Author of Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel. Alon sat down with HRN’s Kat Johnson to discuss his book, his restaurants, the impact of his mentor and high school home-ec teacher, why leaving the Besh Restaurant Group was really a blessing, and the food that excites him right now. Plus Alon shares some of the things he’s been cooking at home on the Big Green Egg.

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