Published on March 27th, 2012 | by TLV News1
Cook Of The House: Rob “Danger” Ray
Name: Rob “Danger” Ray
Position & Restaurant: Sous Chef at McEwen’s
Hometown: Madison, Miss.
Early cooking? Watching and helping my dad cook, what he cooked came from family recipes
Who is your favorite cook/chef? A toss up between Jeff Robinson and Thomas Keller
What kitchen utensil/tool could you not live without? Left-handed spatula
What is the best thing about your job? Making people happy by doing what I love
What is your favorite flavor combo? Crazy core skittles
Three items in your fridge: Bomb pops, chicken salad, and a ½ case of Bud heavy
Where do you get your best recipe ideas? Black Family Reunion Cookbook, Larousse Gastronomique
What is the best meal you’ve ever eaten? Arnold’s Country Kitchen, Nashville, fried chicken plate and banana pudding.
Personal specialties: I can do 12 pull-ups while smoking a cig.
Favorite midnight snack? Roasted pork belly and Dunk-a-roos
Favorite kitchen music? During prep, I like it calm, so I’ll put on B.B. King or Norah Jones. During service, dirty, dirty rap. During close, dub-step at max volume.
What herbs do you grow in your own garden? N/A… available upon request.
Where do you like to dine in Oxford? Blind Pig, Ravine, and Mama Jo’s
Favorite restaurant? Alinea, Chicago.
Fried catfish: Eat the tail or not? As long as it’s fried.
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