Hot Water Cornbread

Heat your skillets and listen in as three co-hosts—Chef Ouita Michel, sommelier Chris Michel and food writer Rona Roberts—open by talking among ourselves about foods, drinks and recipes we enjoy. The talk roots deep in Kentucky’s fertile soil. Think bourbon, sorghum, and cornmeal (with oysters and the occasional lemon squeezed in). Then we invite guests, including poets, farmers, cooks, artists, historians, gardeners and listeners, to join the juicy, ever-widening conversation about Kentucky’s splendid food and drink.

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February 16th, 2016

Our hosts are joined by Brigitte Nguyen Prather and her mother, Mai Tran to discuss Vietnamese food and cooking, foods of the lunar new year, and what its like to be a leader at Chevron’s Culinary Club in San Francisco.

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February 9th, 2016

Our hosts talk about their best bites of the week, pancakes, and meet with guests from Lexpecto Patronum to discuss the upcoming Winter Wizarding Waltz, which includes a Harry Potter-themed meal designed by Chef Ranada West-Riley.

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February 2nd, 2016

At the start of Black History Month our hosts discuss George Washington’s Presidential Chef, Hercules and Thomas Jefferson’s Presidential Chef, James Hemings and also African American contributions to American Cuisine.

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January 26th, 2016

Ouita, Rona, and Chris talk elections and food with Managing Director of Public Relations, Gregory Pettit, and former Lexington mayor Pam Miller.

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January 19th, 2016

On this episode our hosts are joined once again by Crystal Wilkinson. They talk about this weeks Best Bites, bread, and Crystal’s business Wild Fig Books and Coffee.

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January 12th, 2016

On this episode, our hosts Ouita, Rona, and Chris, remember David Bowie by talking about his favorite foods and then they discuss Nordic Cuisine.

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January 5th, 2016

On this episode of Hot Water Cornbread our hosts discuss New Years with WLXL’s Culinary Evangelist, Dan Wu.

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December 29th, 2015

On this episode of Hot Water Cornbread our hosts discuss their favorite food highlights from 2015, their plans for the New Year, and the true history Champagne.

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December 22nd, 2015

Ouita, Chris, and Rona are joined by Agnes Marrero, sous chef at Smithtown Seafood, to discuss Puerto Rican Holiday traditions.

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December 15th, 2015

Our hosts are joined by guest Becca Self, founder of FoodChain, to discuss her Aquaponics Farm and the importance of education and the farming of foods.

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December 8th, 2015

On this episode of Hot Water Cornbread our hosts talk about Hanukkah and Jewish Traditions with their guests, Sociologist, author, and co-director of Lex Engage, Rosie Moosnick, and professor of religion and women’s gender studies, Shana Sippy.

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December 1st, 2015

On this episode, our hosts start with Best Bite and then are joined by local poet laureate and regular guest Crystal Wilkinson, and also discuss the Holidays, tradition, and recipes.

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November 24th, 2015

This episode begins with Best Bite and soon after our Hosts are joined by certified agent for the Kentucky Organic Program and family farmer at Elmwood Stock Farms, Mac Stone, to discuss Heritage Turkeys.

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November 17, 2015

On this episode of Hot Water Cornbread, our hosts begin with Best Bite, then talk about their Thanksgiving plans before wrapping it up with What Cha Got.

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November 9th, 2015

On this episode, Rona goes solo and talks gardening with community activist, Bruce Mundy, and local gardener, bee keeper, and author of Row by Row, Kate Black.

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November 3rd, 2015

On this episode of Hot Water Cornbread, our hosts are joined by local poet laureate and regular guest Crystal Wilkinson.

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October 20th, 2015

As always, our hosts open up with Best Bite, then they talk with master gardener Sherry Maddock, take their very first caller, and then wrap up with What Cha Got.

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October 6th, 2015

On this episode, hosts Chris Michel, Rona Roberts, and Chief Ouita Michel talk with Willa Michel about this weeks Best Bites. Then they talk with guests Ashley Smith, Development Coordinator at the Lyric Theater and Cultural Art Center, and Lacresha Berry, author of the play BrownGirl Bluegrass.

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