Chef Keeps Things Simple, Fresh And Local At Alabama’s Green Leaf Grill

| February 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

By Liz Young
Alabama Living

Jimmy Rogers grew up in a family that spent most of their time in the kitchen cooking great fresh food.

“Dad and I would dream up new recipes all the time,” said Rogers. The typical feast included the harshest of food critics made up of grandparents, aunts and uncles. It was their opinion that mattered most and trained Rogers in cooking the best food.

Growing up on Sand Mountain, Rogers spent a good deal of time in Little River Canyon and Mentone. Returning to the area for a high school reunion renewed his appreciation for the beauty of the area. “I was pleasantly surprised that Mentone had remained as I remembered – serene, natural – like time stood still.” Then the perfect opportunity presented itself for Rogers to move back, bringing with him his signature down-home-style food.

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