Food is the New Rock

Ep. 59 - Chicago Chef Grant Achatz (Alinea,NEXT) was in town this past weekend for the L.A. Food & Wine Fest, and we were lucky enough to get to sit down with him to talk about whether or not food is art (spoiler: when Grant Achatz cooks it, it is.) He also tells us about the void in his music taste that coincides with the years he was slaving away at the French Laundry. Grant also tells us about the time Justin Timberlake invaded his dining room at Alinea, and admits that one day he hopes to cook for Axl Rose.

Direct download: 59-GrantAchanz.mp3
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Ep. 58 - Comedian (and musician!) Dave Hill is this week's podcast guest. We caught up with him at Outside Lands the weekend before last to talk cronuts, the buffet at Sizzler, and how Cleveland has better Mexican food than NYC.  Plus he tell us what it's like to eat Vegan Chinese food with Moby, and play with medieval weapons at Phil from Pantera's house. You can follow him on Twitter @mrdavehill and his podcast "The Dave Hill Podcasting Incident" is avaialble for free on iTunes. 

Direct download: EP62-davehill.mp3
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Ep. 57 - Outside Lands was this past weekend in San Francisco and Zach was there stuffing his face and recording podcasts... but mostly just stuffing his face.  He did manage to snag Ivan Neville for a 15 minute whirlwind conversation about New Orleans food, and then immediately afterward snagged Jon and Josiah from Seattle's The Head and the Heart while they were eating lunch backstage. They talked about Paseo's, frozen truck stop burritos, and what kind of catering Dave Matthews has with Zach and guest host Jeff Miller from Thrillist.

The Head and the Heart's new album "Let's Be Still" comes out October 15th on Sub Pop Records, and Ivan Neville's band Dumpstapunk is currently on tour.  You can get more info on both at and

And to see the photos of all the food Zach stuffed in his face at Outside Lands, go to our website or follow us on Instagram @foodisthenewrock 

Direct download: EP-HHIN.mp3
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Ep. 56 - SNL Guitarist Jared Blake Scharff is this week's guest on the podcast.  He and Zach talk about finding lunch near 30 Rock, ordering ramen and soba in Japan, and peeing next to Lorne Michaels. They also talk about how Jared sent his good friend Noelle from Fitz & the Tantrums to eat with a short fat food blogger in Los Angeles that he himself had never even met before.

Direct download: EP-Jared.mp3
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