Food is the New Rock
CJ from Top Chef

Ep. 30 - Top Chef Season 3 and Season 10 contestant Chris Jacobson (aka "CJ") stops by Bronson Island to talk music, and talk shit, with Zach & Chuck.  Pavement, LCD Soundsystem, and Bad Religion are discussed, as is the guilt CJ feels for being the tallest guy at every concert he goes to.  He also calls Wylie Dufresne the Sonic Youth of food, talks a lot of smack about Stefan, and says that the best thing he ever got out of being on Top Chef was getting to be on the radio show Jonesy's Jukebox w/ Steve Jones (from the Sex Pistols) and Chef Marco Pierre White.

If you're in L.A. you can try CJ's food at The Mercantile (where he is a consultant) or at Square One from Feb. 14th to the 17th (details at Top Chef Season 10 airs Weds nights at 10pm on Bravo- and If you want to see CJ back on the show use the hashtag #savechefCJ on twitter.  

Direct download: EP33-CJ.mp3
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Ep. 29 - Claire and Jona from the L.A. (by way of Portland) band Yacht stop by Bronson Island and end up becoming our favorite vegans of all time. They talk fake meat food science, the Vegan Passport, coconut bacon, daiya cheese and what it's like to have Hot Chip as their personal mixologists. They also tell us what it's like touring with LCD Soundsystem, and how nerve wracking it was to soundcheck in front of the band while they ate dinner.  The story ends with Claire and Jona doing an imitation of Nickelback (no joke.)  Thanks to my old radio buddy Mark Hamilton for filling in for a very sick Chuck P. again this week.

Direct download: 32-Yacht.mp3
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Ep. 28 - We're not exactly sure who originally coined the phrase Food is the New Rock, but if our little thesis had forefathers this week's guest would definitely be one of them.  Greg, along with his twin brother Darin, created and produced the show Dinner with the Band, which aired on IFC from 2007 to 2010. Now they host the food/music show Snacky Tunes which airs every Monday at 2pm on Heritage Radio.  We talk to Greg about both projects and get into whether or not food really is the new rock (spoiler: we say yes.) We also may or may not argue over whose show name is worse (spoiler: we say ours.) 

Direct download: EP31-Greg.mp3
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Ep. 27 - Drum & Bass legend Damian Higgins (aka DJ Dieselboy) stops by Bronson Island for the first episode of 2013! He tells Zach & Chuck what it's like being food guru to all his musician friends (like DJ Z-Trip), and confirms the existence of his infamous "Golden List".  There is also talk of Dieselboy giving up music for a career in food, because he's heard that food might be the new rock (see what we did there?)  And at the end of the episode Damian admits to spending a significant portion of last year annoying the guys from Torrisi in NYC for their lasagna recipe... which he finally ended up getting.

Direct download: 30-diselboy.mp3
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