Mom's home cooking is an influence to many chefs. Chef Hugh Acheson still prepares his mother's chicken piccata at his three Georgia restaurants. Jamie Bissonnette, chef-owner of two Boston restaurants, remembers his mom's specialty, chili made with bell peppers and Budweiser. "I'd hang out in the kitchen doing homework and she'd be making chili and the whole house would start to smell from the Crock-Pot ... Even before I knew what it was going to taste like I knew I wanted it," Bissonnette said.
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