Of droughts and foie gras angst — the year in food - Article Photos 10/11

n this April 27, 2010 file photo, chef John Besh holds the "French Crawfish Boil," which includes Spanish tarragon and Tennessee truffles in his restaurant, "August," in New Orleans. For the truly hot food scene in 2012, the South is where it’s happening. Besh, Hugh Acheson, Tim Love, and a gaggle of others are putting a fresh face on what it means to eat well when you’re below the Mason-Dixon Line, and the rest of the country started to wake up to this. (AP Photo/Judi Bottoni, File)