Jay Cranford is a man of many appetites; a lover of film, a creative engine behind his own advertising company, a generous patron of Little Rock’s arts and culture scene and an accomplished crew rower.
But what anchors the intersection of his many passions most firmly, he’ll quickly tell you, is cooking. The kitchen extends his creativity and challenges his mind as he orchestrates memorable dinner parties, feeding guests lucky enough to be invited as well as satiating, however briefly, his hunger to learn.
“I’ve always had this duality of arts and science, I love both,” he says. “I