Mason Hereford is the chef and owner of Turkey and the Wolf, a counter service-only joint that Food & Wine and GQ both listed as one of the most important restaurants of the decade and Bon Appetit named the Best New Restaurant in America in 2017. He also owns Molly’s Rise and Shine, a breakfast spot nearby that Food & Wine named a 2020 Best New Restaurant, and soon-to-open Hungry Eyes. He was born and raised on gas station food and rollerblading in rural Virginia. He currently lives in New Orleans and will never leave. Mason’s cookbook was released on June 21, 2022, after having been lost at sea. It’s called Turkey and the Wolf: Flavor Trippin’ in New Orleans. Buy that shit (if you want). He is also in a Duke’s Mayonnaise commercial.