Food is the New Rock

Ep. 43 - You may know Chef Graham Elliot from one of his amazing Chicago restaurants (Graham Elliot, Grahamwich, G.E.B.).  Or as a judge from Masterchef on FOX. Or maybe as the food curator of Lollapalooza. But, did you know that music saved his life?  Or that he got to cook for Morrissey after writing him a poem describing why he wanted to cook for him?  He also tells Zach & Chuck about Gordon Ramsay's obsession with ABBA, and what it was like meeting Richard Marx (Spoiler: It was awesome.)  

Masterchef Season 4 starts May 22nd on FOX.  

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Ep. 42 - This week's guest is Steregum's executive editor Amrit Singh.  He joins Chuck and Zach to talk about Dosa Hunt, the short film he made last year starring a group of indie rock musicians looking for dosa in Manhattan and Queens. The next screening of the film, which features members of Das Racist, Vampire Weekend, Yeasayer and Neon Indian, will take place on May 4th at Tribeca Cinemas as part of the NY Indian Film Festival.  Get more info at 

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Ep. 41 - Blur's bassist Alex James sat down with us before the band's mainstage set at Coachella to talk about his life as a farmer, his love of cheese, and the music and food festival he puts on every year with Jamie Oliver.  He also is a big fan of Sting's olive oil.  To read more about it after finishing the podcast, go to

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Andy Ricker

Ep. 40 - You may know Chef Andy Ricker from Pok Pok, his Thai food empire that started in Portland and expanded into New York City last year. He's a James Beard Award winner, and his wings are legendary. But did you know that he also spent a lot of time as a DJ and a musician before becoming a chef?  He also geeks out about New Zealand music with Chuck, and tells us about his first concert (Spoiler: It was Bob Marley). His cookbook Pok Pok, which comes out in the fall, is available for pre-order now. 

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Ep. 39 - Coachella is just two weeks away, and this week our guest is Cut Chemist (aka Lucas MacFadden) the brilliant turntablist from one of the headliners we're most excited to see, Jurassic 5.  Lucas tells us what it was like growing up in what's now Thai Town w/ musicians like Biz Markie, Wil Dog from Ozomatli, and Zach de la Rocha. Plus he shares his recipe for amazing chicken wings, shows us how to eat horse dick, and most amazingly gets Zach to consider juicing. Follow him on Twitter @cut_chemist and for god's sake, like his food photos on Instagram so he'll post more of them! 

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