20 episodes

Join our host Chef Michelle Doll as she explores the annals of food history and makes fun of words like “annals.” Each episode is a deep dive into pioneers who shaped the human race by changing the things we eat - and how we eat them. From Carême - the first celebrity chef to the Hokey Pokey men - Italian immigrants with push carts, Michelle will enlighten you and attempt to restore your faith in humanity, leaving you hungry for more! Visit KitchenGodsPodcast.com for fun recipes, previous episodes and more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michelle-doll4/support

Kitchen Gods Michelle Doll

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Join our host Chef Michelle Doll as she explores the annals of food history and makes fun of words like “annals.” Each episode is a deep dive into pioneers who shaped the human race by changing the things we eat - and how we eat them. From Carême - the first celebrity chef to the Hokey Pokey men - Italian immigrants with push carts, Michelle will enlighten you and attempt to restore your faith in humanity, leaving you hungry for more! Visit KitchenGodsPodcast.com for fun recipes, previous episodes and more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michelle-doll4/support

    20. Let's Talk About Nuts! (This time with audio)

    20. Let's Talk About Nuts! (This time with audio)

    Hi all, sorry if you clicked on a link that was just our sweet theme music, we apologize. Somehow the amazing story of George Washington Carver didn't upload - it was not a super sick burn. Hey ya'll, listen to all the fascinating things that he did..."crickets" BOOM, accidental Carver Roast! 

    For far too long discussions about George Washington Carver have been relegated to the month of February. That's nonsense! Someone who made such a massive contribution to modern agriculture deserves to be celebrated year round. And let's talk (albeit briefly)  oft forgotten Benjamin Hicks. If it weren't for a presentation by former 7y/o Tristan Hicks (he's probably older now) I would never have heard about him and his cool peanut gathering invention. Thanks for telling everyone about him Tracey Agnew of the Suffolk News Herald. Now sit back and relax and take a deep peanut-y dive into some delicious history.


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    • 42 min
    19. Eugénie Brazier and the Other Woman

    19. Eugénie Brazier and the Other Woman

    Contrary to some opinions, Catherine de Medici is not the Mother of French Cuisine and contrary to what the NY Times reported in 1998, when Alain Ducasse won a Michelin 3 star rating for both his restaurants he was NOT THE FIRST. Eugénie Brazier had been the first, nearly 65 years prior. Why would a male dominated industry have failed to mention her monumental contribution to French cuisine? Let's set that nonsense straight, shall we?


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    • 34 min
    18. Steak and the Single Mom

    18. Steak and the Single Mom

    This is the story of a brilliant young Mom from New Orleans whose call to the culinary arts was out of the blue and not at all supported by anyone who knew her. Starting a restaurant when your restaurant experience is, "I've been to restaurants" is daunting at best but Ruth Fertel didn't just make it work, she started a delicious meaty empire. Hear her story today and find your own inspiration. Also, I think we can all agree that what New Orleans needs is more gorillas and that she had interesting taste in men.


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    • 31 min
    17. Blue Eyes and Olive Oil

    17. Blue Eyes and Olive Oil

    It's lucky episode 17 where we find out about Ken's EMT past, Michelle's abysmal snowboarding skills and all about 2 guys that liked to drink beer, go fishing and dream about opening up a restaurant. They also just happened to change the world for thousands and thousands of people with their unconventional salad dressing. Paul Newman and A. E. Hotchner were giants in their own industries but absolute titans when it came to giving back. They managed to change the industry while they were at it. Take a listen and tell your friends!


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    • 50 min
    16. Hungry for the Vote

    16. Hungry for the Vote

    The suffragettes tried to assuage the fears of men who were worried that perhaps voting would keep women from cooking by writing some cookbooks to make them feel better and to raise some money for the cause. The book we talk about today raised $4,000 for the movement which is ironic since that's how much a second edition of the book goes for today. Inflation amirite? Take a walk through the pages and a look at some of the Kitchen Gods who gave there all for to get the vote! 


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    • 36 min
    15. Everybody Wants Some!! I Want Some Too.

    15. Everybody Wants Some!! I Want Some Too.

    Nachos are the best. Learn all about how Nacho's came to be in this week's podcast along with a side of story about the guy who invented, yes INVENTED the Hass avocado. And then watch Better Off Dead again, it's been too long.


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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

rjc LTD ,

Great Content About Fascinating Subjects

I love the Kitchen Gods podcast with Michelle Doll and Ken Herskovitz! Michelle is a super engaging chef and story teller, while Ken stands in as our Everyman following the threads and making excited pronouncements when he has unraveled who the subject of the show is each week. Michelle also manages to weaves an intricate arrangement of social awareness and great historic figures into the narrative. Keep up the great work and we will keep listening!

FuldaReifen ,

Fascinating

I love the surprising historical background to so many of the things we take for granted from clean milk to Colonel Sanders to muckrakers to tacos. If you like to eat and have a curious mind this podcast is for you.

Nadinen50 ,

Totally hooked!

I love Michelle’s deep dives! They give us a well rounded picture of historical figures whose techniques and practices influence my cooking today. - NadineN

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