Synopses & Reviews
For nearly twenty-five years, Mildred Councilbetter known by her nickname, Mama Diphas nourished thousands of hungry folks in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her restaurant, Mama Dip's Kitchen, is a much-loved community institution that has gained loyal fans and customers from all walks of life, from New York Times
food writer Craig Claiborne to former Tar Heel basketball player Michael Jordan.
Mama Dip's Kitchen showcases the same down-home, wholesome, everyday Southern cooking for which its namesake restaurant is celebrated. The book features more than 250 recipes for such favorites as old-fashioned chicken pie, country-style pork chops, sweet potatoes, fresh corn casserole, poundcake, and banana pudding. Chapters cover breads and breakfast dishes; poultry, fish, and seafood; beef, pork, and lamb; vegetables and salads; and desserts, beverages, and party dishes.
The book opens with a charming introductory essay, a savory reflection on a life in cooking that also reveals the story behind Council's nickname. It is both a graceful reminiscence of a country childhood and the inspiring story of a woman determined to make her own way in the larger world.
Old-fashioned, down-home Southern cooking.
Black Issues Book Review
If we ever adopt the Japanese practice of designating and honoring Living National Treasures, Mama Dip will surely be one.
It's almost like standing at Grandma's stove, with her teaching enduring ways of cooking.
Raleigh News and Observer
I've been a fan of Dip's for years. Chapel Hill wouldn't be the Southern Part of Heaven without her.
Mildred Council presents more than 260 recipes from her Chapel Hill restaurant, Mama Dip•s Kitchen, one of N.C.'s most popular spots for comfort food, southern style (or downhome Southern food). She also shares the secrets of her famous 'dump" cooking and offers a graceful essay about her lifelong adventures with food.
"The legendary founder of Dip's Kitchen in Chapel Hill, Mildred Council, is back with yet another of her anticipated written seminars on the fine art of Southern cooking: Mama Dip's Family Cookbook
, a book so full of yummy that you're in danger of adding inches and pounds just holding it."
Blue Ridge Business Journal Mama Dip [has the] ability to render great flavors from simple and good ingredients.
Southern Living Old-fashioned, down-home Southern cooking.
Black Issues Book Review If we ever adopt the Japanese practice of designating and honoring Living National Treasures, Mama Dip will surely be one.
MetroMagazine It's almost like standing at Grandma•s stove, with her teaching enduring ways of cooking.
Raleigh News and Observer I've been a fan of Dip's for years. Chapel Hill wouldn't be the Southern Part of Heaven without her.
About the Author
Mildred Council, founder and cook of Mama Dip's Kitchen in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is well known and widely respected for her cooking, her charisma, and her longtime community service.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Life of Cooking, 1938-1999
1. Breads and Breakfast Dishes
2. Poultry, Fish, and Seafood
3. Beef, Pork, and Lamb
4. Vegetables and Salads
5. Desserts, Beverages, and Party Dishes