On this week’s Hot Grease, Nicole Taylor is talking dessert and Finger Lakes riesling. But first, Nicole Taylor discusses the NYC soda ban with HRN’s own Jack Inslee. Will the ban really slow the obesity epidemic in the city’s youth? David Muniz and David Lesniak of London’s Outsider Tart are on the program talking about their new book Piece of Cake: Home Baking Made Simple. Learn some British pastry language, and hear why the Davids have been so successful bringing American desserts across the pond. Hear how their American regional influences helped define their sweet tooth, and hear what Southern desserts are featured in the book. Later, Nicole chats with Brandon Seager of Red Newt Cellars about the wine terroir of New York’s Finger Lakes region. Learn more about the New York Finger Lakes Riesling Launch, and why it’s not only important to eat local, but drink local! This episode has been brought to you by The Heritage Meat Shop.

“Dessert should not be a polite activity. There should be a lot of crumbs and grunting.” — David Lesniak on Hot Grease

“We’ve always had local beer… but there has been a resistance to local wine. One of the beautiful things about New York City is that you have the whole wine world at your fingertips. People don’t think that if they’re eating local food that they need to drink local wine.” — Brandon Seager on Hot Grease