Food is the New Rock

We're taking a break this week (after a year, we deserve it!) but don't forget... we're giving away a prize pack of signed cookbooks from past guests.  All you have to do is go to our website www.foodisthenewrock.com and sign up for our email newsletter and you'll be entered to win signed cookbooks from Michael Voltaggio, David Chang, Marcus Samuelsson, Rick Bayless and more.  PLUS if you're in the L.A. area come to the L.A. Street Food Festival at the Rose Bowl this Saturday (June 29th).  Zach and Chuck will be there selling shirts and kissing babies.  

Direct download: EP-YR1THANKS.mp3
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Ep. 50 - We celebrate our 50th episode and 1 year anniversary by inviting back the guest from one of our very first shows... Kogi Chef Roy Choi.  Roy appeared in Episode 0 w/ Mike D from the Beastie Boys, so we didn't get to talk to him as much as we would have liked.  So for our big 50th episode we brought him back to talk about the similarties between what he does and what musicians and DJs do.  We also talk hip hop, Kiss, Grateful Dead parking lot egg rolls, and Alice Cooper.  

Direct download: EP50-Choi.mp3
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Ep. 49 -  Bebban & Ted from the band Shout Out Louds stop by our Bronson Island studio to teach Chuck and Zach all about Swedish food.  They discuss pölsa, reindeer cheese, and saltakrits as well as what moose meat tastes like.  They also talk about the Ikea horse meat scandal (naturally), and Swedish Chinese food.  Plus Bebban tells us how she got the nickname Bebban Hamburger (spoiler: she loves hamburgers.)

Their new album Optica is out now on Merge Records.

Direct download: EP49-SOL.mp3
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Ep. 48 - You probably know Chef Scott Conant from his restaurant Scarpetta (in NYC, Miami Beach, Vegas and L.A.) or as the champion of Chopped All Stars Season 3.  But did you know he was also a huge Dylan fan?  We also talk about Run DMC, Huey Lewis and the News, and Dean Martin, plus the time Clive Davis almost bit him on the ear over a plate of white truffle risotto.  

Direct download: EP51-Conant.mp3
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