Mildred "Mama Dip" Council

Mildred Council

Mildred Council may have been known to the world by her childhood nickname, Dip (inspired by her long arms), but her reach has been so much longer. Mildred Council started her renowned restaurant, Mama Dip's, on a meager $64, but her food story goes back a lot further. The youngest daughter of seven children, Mildred "Dip" Cotton was such a good cook that her father let her take over the role at age 9 after her mother died.

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