Carroll Gardens resident Terry Corrao knows her own family’s dining traditions — on Christmas Eve, she makes the classic Italian seven-course fish feast — but it’s the rituals of her neighbors that she’s truly hungering to learn about.
Debuting on Saturday, March 22, Corrao’s new television show, “A Little Bit of Brooklyn,” will focus on a traditional Polish Easter meal in Greenpoint, where Corrao, herself an accomplished chef, goes shopping and learns to cook with a local family.
“I was really smitten when I spent the weekend with them,” she told GO Brooklyn. “We decorated the eggs and took the Easter basket to church for a blessing. It was very Old World.”
Corrao hopes to continue exploring the borough’s ethnic eating habits with future episodes.
“I’d like to do Little Odessa in Brighton Beach or feature the Norwegian community in Bay Ridge,” she said. “The whole point is to see how families keep their culinary traditions alive.”
“A Little Bit of Brooklyn” will air at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm on March 22 on WLIW/Channel 21. For information, visit www.wliw.org.
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