19 episodes

"Heaping Spoonful" is a twice-monthly conversation with restaurateurs, chefs, growers and others who have helped generate the legends associated with eateries across the Mid-South. The team at Ben E. Keith is proud to sponsor this adventure with the goal of preserving the stories that have helped cultivate an amazing food scene across the Mid-South.

Heaping Spoonful Ben E. Keith Mid-South

    • Food
    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

"Heaping Spoonful" is a twice-monthly conversation with restaurateurs, chefs, growers and others who have helped generate the legends associated with eateries across the Mid-South. The team at Ben E. Keith is proud to sponsor this adventure with the goal of preserving the stories that have helped cultivate an amazing food scene across the Mid-South.

    Kelly English, chef and owner of Restaurant Iris and the Second Line

    Kelly English, chef and owner of Restaurant Iris and the Second Line

    Kelly English, chef and owner of Restaurant Iris and the Second Line, two popular Memphis eateries that are next door to one another near Overton Square, checks in by phone to talk about his path from college to culinary school to working for one of New Orleans' most renowned restaurateurs and how that opened up doors for him to own his own spots.

    • 33 min
    Ed and Zac David of Faded Rose

    Ed and Zac David of Faded Rose

    Ed and Zac David of Faded Rose in Little Rock stopped by to talk about the amazing, almost-40-year run the Cajun/Creole restaurant has enjoyed as one of the city's most beloved and enduring eateries.

    • 37 min
    Cole Ellis of Delta Meat Market

    Cole Ellis of Delta Meat Market

    Cole Ellis of Delta Meat Market in Cleveland, Mississippi, checked in by phone to tell his amazing story, which started as a butcher shop, transitioned into a market and now is one of the most renowned restaurants in the South.

    • 43 min
    Austin Samuelson of Tacos 4 Life

    Austin Samuelson of Tacos 4 Life

    Austin Samuelson gives us a call to tell Heaping Spoonful listeners how the passion his wife, Ashton, and he have for helping others led them to open Tacos 4 Life, which donates money from each meal sold to buy a meal for a starving child somewhere in the world, an effort that has resulted in more than 16 million meals being delivered.

    • 30 min
    Travis Hester of Eat My Catfish

    Travis Hester of Eat My Catfish

    Travis Hester checks in by phone to discuss how his bold decision to take out a loan to buy a used food trailer and start frying catfish for the first time in his life has grown into a five-restaurant operation known as Eat My Catfish, one of the leading purveyors of one of Arkansas's favorite food.

    • 36 min
    Jamie McAfee, general manager and executive chef at the Pine Bluff Country Club

    Jamie McAfee, general manager and executive chef at the Pine Bluff Country Club

    Jamie McAfee, general manager and executive chef at the Pine Bluff Country Club, spoke by phone about his long career in the country club business as well as his close connection to the University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

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Misty

Love this idea! Very interested in these interviews!

Frank Roche ,

Terrific Show

Really a great concept and a great show. The stories behind feeding people and the restaurant business is so interesting. Very well done.

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