This week on Hot Grease, Nicole Taylor's food headlines are focused on the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn post-Hurricane Sandy. Hear about Anne Saxelby's cheese cave, and the status of famed brunch spot home/made. Learn about Red Hook's large public houses and the elderly population who have been stuck inside without electricity and heat for a week. Nicole urges her listeners to get involved with local organizations, and volunteer in relief efforts! Later, Nicole welcomes Rebecca Miller Ffrench to the show! Rebecca recently authored Sweet Home: Over 100 Heritage Desserts and Ideas for Preserving Family Recipes. Hear about family recipe history, and how you can create food traditions of your own. Finally, Nicole wraps up the show by suggesting how people can get involved with Sandy relief initiatives. This episode has been sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.


"No everyone has a recipe-rich family where they can call their grandmother or great-uncle and ask to share those recipes. If you don't have that, you can really start now... Do your research and really discover your roots." [19:15] -- Rebecca Miller Ffrench on Hot Grease