Nicole A. Taylor currently hosts Hot Grease, a food culture podcast, and is the principal of NAT Media. She is the author of The Upsouth Cookbook (2015). Taylor has contributed to First We Feast, Cherry Bombe, Amtrak, Southern Foodways Alliance's Gravy, and Travel Noire. Her recipes are featured on Colorlines, Design*Sponge, the America I Am: Pass it Down Cookbook, and The Way We Ate: 100 Chefs Celebrate a Century at the American Table Cookbook. She lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.