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Published on March 11th, 2020 | by TLV News


Cook of the House: Dustin Little at The Chancellor’s House

Name: Dustin Little

Position & Restaurant: Executive Chef at the Chancellor’s House Hotel

Home town: Water Valley, Mississippi

How did you get into cooking? I started experimenting with food when I was around 5 years old.

What is the best thing about your job? Getting good reviews

Who is your favorite cook/chef? Reno Redzepi

What kitchen tool/utensil could you not live without? Tony’s

What is your favorite ingredient? Imagination

Name three items in your fridge: Candied Pork Belly, butter, and Monster Energy Drink

Where do you get your best recipe ideas? Combining memory and creativity

What is the best meal you’ve ever eaten? “Ole Fusky Fish Face” from Husk in Nashville

Favorite food memory? The first time I cooked for my future wife, and she liked it.

Personal specialties: Chopping mushrooms while blindfolded

Favorite midnight snack: Mini chocolate cupcakes

Favorite kitchen music: Trap rap.

Who would you most like to cook for and what would you prepare? Jesus. I think we gotta stick with fish.

Where do you like to dine in Oxford? Zaap Thai Kitchen

What’s on your restaurant bucket list? Eating at Noma

Aspirations: To be the best I can at what I do.

Fried catfish—eat the tail or no? I have. Fried shrimp tails are better.

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