Your Last Meal with Rachel Belle

Martina McBride: Mom’s Pot Roast & Fluff Salad

Country music star, Martina McBride, has won 15 major music awards, sold more than 23 million albums, written two cookbooks and has a brand new exhibit in Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame Museum. But her roots are in a small, Kansas farm town where she grew up eating plenty of canned vegetables and ground beef with her musical family.

You know what other musically gifted gal grew up on a farm in Kansas? Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz! We take a trip down the Yellow Brick Road with William Stillman, author of The Road To Oz, who shares both the fun and unfortunate food facts behind the most watched film of all time.

After Martina tells host Rachel Belle about Fluff Salad, where Cool Whip is a salad dressing, we needed to know: what defines a salad?? Meggan Hill, creator and executive chef of Culinary Hill, a midwestern recipe website, explains how popcorn salad, Snickers salad and cookie salad are all…salads.

A couple of years ago we did an episode all about the tomato sandwich, but have you ever had a banana sandwich? North Carolina food writer Sheri Castle says in some parts of the south, it’s more common than peanut butter and jelly.

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This episode is sponsored by Ooni Pizza Ovens, the portable pizza oven company that makes one of Rachel Belle’s prized possessions! Make your summer infinitely more fun & delicious by visiting & prepare to make the best pizza of your life!

Published: Thursday September 16, 2021
Runtime: 00:33:40