For nearly 25 years, Mildred Council—better known by her nickname, Mama Dip—has 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. This book 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.