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Ky. chef launches website to showcase the commonwealth’s cuisine & culture

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Chef Ouita Michel has been recognized to have quite a lot of irons within the hearth, extra like, forged iron skillets.

Managing seven space eating places and creator of prepare dinner books, she has quite a bit occurring, however there isn’t any wrestle in her capability to juggle.

Now, she has another factor on her plate. Thursday, she launched a brand new way of life model web site. It boils right down to all issues Kentucky, all issues cooking and all issues Chef Michel.

Chef Ouita Michel has been within the enterprise of cooking for the previous 35 years. Now, she has two pans within the hearth, prepping bodily and digitally.

“I’m actually attempting to indicate how our meals tradition pertains to our literary tradition. Our poetry. Our music. It pertains to our artwork. And I’m attempting to do this by way of the eating expertise, but in addition attempting to indicate that by way of this new web site,” Chef Michel mentioned.

It’s referred to as HollyHillandCo.com.

On it, you’ll discover tales of all seven of her eating places, farming companions and recipes, together with a few of Chef Michel’s favourite desserts.

“Cookies. I’m a Cookie Monster at coronary heart,” Chef Michel mentioned.

The pandemic pressured shutdowns of a few of our favourite eating places for a second.

“It shook me to my very core and examined me to my very limits,” Chef Michel mentioned.

However, she discovered a constructive within the adverse.

“I actually felt like this web site is, in a means, slapping COVID throughout the face saying, ‘take that!’” Chef Michel mentioned.

They are saying going to a restaurant is all in regards to the expertise, effectively, this would be the digital model, which the entire world can go to and store. Chef Michel says this digital restaurant expertise will exhibit the greatness of Kentucky tradition to the world.

“I hope those that don’t reside in Kentucky will come go to us,” Chef Michel mentioned. “And I hope those that reside in Kentucky actually rejoice, helps us rejoice a part of who we’re.”

The website will even function a docuseries that may showcase Chef Michel’s Holly Hill restaurant.

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