The Local Voice

Cook Of The House: Maury Leslie of Two Stick in Oxford, Mississippi


Name: Maury Leslie

Position & Restaurant: Cook/Sushi Roller at Two Stick.

Hometown: Fairhope, Alabama.

How did you get into cooking? My father – chef/restaurant owner.

Who is your favorite cook/chef? Rupert Leslie.

What kitchen tool/utensil could you not live without? My knives, of course.

What is the best thing about your job? Snapping necks and cashing checks.

What is your favorite flavor combo? That’s tough – I like flavors of all sorts.

Name three items in your fridge: Milk, eggs, pickles.

Where do you get your best recipe ideas? My Pops.

What is the best meal you’ve ever eaten? Too hard to choose!

Personal specialties: Breakfast.

Favorite Midnight snack: Over-easy egg, lettuce, tomato, mayo on toast.

Favorite Kitchen Music: Ice Cube and Ace of Base.

Who would you most like to cook for and what would you prepare? Breakfast for my girl.

Where do you like to dine in Oxford? Snackbar.

Favorite restaurant in the world: Gold Star.

Aspirations: To win Iron Chef.

Fried catfish: eat the tail or not? Nope.

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