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Hot Grease is a food culture radio show where the American South and your local food intersects. As host, Nicole A. Taylor reminds people what's great about food: reclaiming culinary traditions & celebrations, cooking at home and eating as a political act. Her show highlights the rising leaders in the good food world, from chefs to bloggers to urban gardeners.
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Georgia native Nicole A. Taylor has been an artisan candy maker, an activist, and a social media maven, and is currently the host of Hot Grease, a progressive food culture radio program on Heritage Radio Network. A member of Food Systems Network NYC, Southern Foodways Alliance, NOFA-NY, Flip the Table Youth Council Mentor, and a frequent panelist at New York City food events. Nicole worked as a community outreach consultant for the Brooklyn Food Coalition, raised funds for the Urban Justice Center through the Vendy Awards and now is an instructor for a GED & internship program that weaves in urban farming. She is featured in America I Am: Pass it Down Cookbook and is a principal at NAT Media.
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This week on Hot Grease, Nicole digs back into hot summer foods with the return of Hot Grease's "Food Headlines". Nicole is joined by Simone Johnson to get the scoop on s'mores variations and the FDA's recent gluten-free discussions. Tune in and hear more farming headlines, and learn about food security in the Caribbean. Later, Nicole chats with Emily Myers of Emily G's Jams. Find out how some Southern traditions like having "bottles on the table" inspired Emily to make hot pepper sauces and preserves! Hear why Emily focuses on quality to avoid the phenomenon of "food disappointment". Finally, learn more about Emily G's jam and cheese pairings, and find out about the new Emily G's Jams coming out in the spring! This program has been brought to you by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. Thanks to The California Honeydrops for today's musical selections.
"Back then, our grandparents canned, and that's just the way it was... Having some strawberry jam in the middle of winter was just a joy to have." [15:50]
"Food is something delicious that should make you happy." [18:30]
-- Emily Myers on Hot Grease…read more