Patricia Barron is very proud to be known as Big Mama. The Omaha soul food chef owns Big Mama’s Kitchen and a popular sandwich shop and tells us she was very surprised when the Food Network contacted her about doing a reality show.
Big Mama says her family is fairly drama-free but the show should be entertaining and she hopes to “do Nebraska proud”. Big Mama opened her restaurant at age 66 after she retired from the phone company. Opening a restaurant was her childhood dream and she wanted to feature foods she grew up with using family recipes. Big Mama is well known for her fried chicken, sweet potato pudding, ice cream and pie. She says three generations now work under one roof and things can get pretty hectic but for the most part things remain drama free.
The show airs Friday evening at 9:30 on the Food Network.