Nolan Baker

Cook Nolan Baker

Nolan Baker said his official start to cooking was helping his dad, Mark, at The Countree Store in Bruce (formerly Bruce Jr. Food Mart), and watching Food Network, namely Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri. At the store he would help with breakfast, and late night food like chicken and hamburgers.
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Taylor Blue

Taylor Blue Cook

What’s new with Taylor Blue of Vardaman? This culinary student of The W was Cook of the Week in The Journal a year ago, and she has been posting lots of good food on Instagram.
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Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones Cook

“To me, a recipe is more of a guideline, not a rule to follow,” said Jessica Moore Jones.
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Lou Hall

Lou Hall Cook

Lou Massey Hall was raised on a farm where she and her twin sister, Sue, took turns cooking dinner when they were young. At age 10 she baked a caramel cake, the first thing she learned to make, and it was on a wood stove.
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Maggie Dunegan

Maggie Dunegan Cook

Maggie Dunegan of Bruce is the daughter of last week’s cook, Patricia Zinn. She and her family (husband Dustin, and sons Zachary, 6, and Logan, 10 months) moved to Bruce in 2012.
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Patricia Zinn

Patricia Zinn Cook

Patricia Zinn eats a lot of Mexican food. Living in Texas from 1987 until 2012, she learned to eat more spicy food. She liked it and began to cook that way.
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Norma Poynor

Norma Poynor Cook

Norma Poynor retired from Borg Warner in Water Valley last year after 37 years. “We celebrated everybody’s birthday, retirement and every holiday,” saying they took a lot of food to work. She stays in contact with some of the people from there and they still share recipes.
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Deana Ferguson

Deana Ferguson

Chicken is Deana Schmitz Ferguson’s favorite food. She likes her chicken salad made with celery salt, sweet and dill pickles and mayonnaise. [Read more...]

Jackie Boland

Jackie Boland

“If my sister lived closer to me than Louisiana, we would do catering together!” said Jackie Boland of Calhoun City, who has “always cooked all the time.”
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Andy and Amy Reid

Andy Reids

“The food business is a tough business,” said Andy Reid of Bruce, who has been cooking, in and out of restaurants, for a long time.

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