Scott Peacock Author's Website Chef Scott Peacock grew up in Hartford, Alabama, eating seafood and fresh produce. His first job was as a pastry chef at The Golden Pheasant, and his work has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Atlanta, and Duchess Fare, among other publications. Scott's recipes can be found in the Better Homes & Gardens classic The New Cookbook, and his fried chicken recipe was called one of the "40 best recipes ever published" by Food and Wine. He won a James Beard award in 2007 for "The Best Chef in the Southeast," and his career spans over two decades. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.