This past May 20, a culinary hero of mine, Mama Dip, died at the age of 89.

It was back in 2000 that my dear friend and mentor Jean Anderson, the cookbook author, introduced me to the game-changing Southern cook known as Mama Dip…and to her wonderful restaurant, Mama Dip’s Kitchen, in Chapel Hill, NC.  We spent several days together recording a Thanksgiving special for “Cooking Live”…


News: A New York Times article documents that Americans are doing more home cooking these days!

A New York Times article shows that busy Americans are enjoying more home-cooked meals and fewer commercially- prepared meals these days. With more new and returning home cooks in the kitchen, “Sara Moulton’s Home Cooking 101: How to Make Everything Taste Better” would be a great guide and right on time to offer…