Filmmaker Byron Hurt premieres his film, Soul Food Junkies, tonight on PBS, and he’s this week’s guest on Hot Grease! Nicole Taylor begins today’s episode by recapping some food headlines with HRN’s Executive Producer, Jack Inslee. Learn about juicing, spending money at restaurants, and dessert blogs! Byron calls in and chats with Nicole about his family’s complex relationship with soul food, and why the soul food tradition is suffering because of processed and fast foods. Hear about some of the food personalities that are included in the film, including Jessica B. Harris, Frederick Douglass Opie, and Bryant Terry! Nicole closes out the episode with The Hot Five. What food trends are going to be big in 2013? Find out on Hot Grease! This episode has been brought to you by Seersucker.
“We’re all suffering because of the Western diet, which includes a lot of fast food and processed food.” [17:30]
— Byron Hurt on Hot Grease