Mildred ‘Mama Dip’ Council specialized in southern comfort food, dump cooking style. Check it out over at the BoFN. Enjoy!
Welcome funny names fans! Not since early 2017 have we had an opportunity to talk about food celebrities. The streak is broken today.
Let’s celebrate Mildred “Mama Dip” Council. There are no photos of Mrs. Council in the public domain, however, The Daily Tar Heel has a wonderful photo of her working in her restaurant’s kitchen.
Born in 1929, Mrs. Council earned the nick name “Dip” because she was tall and was the only one in her family who could reach the bottom of the rain barrel to dip out water when the water was low. She was born into the time of the Jim Crow laws, when all that was expected of her was to be hard working and a good cook.
In the introduction of her first cookbook, “Mama Dip’s Kitchen,” which she published in 1999, she describes herself this way:
“I was born a colored baby girl…
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