Food is the New Rock

Ep. 71 - Nathan Followill from Kings of Leon and his wife Singer Songwriter Jessie Baylin join us for this year's Thanksgiving Spectacular, thanks to last year's Thanksgiving guest Michelle Branch.  We hear about how the Followills will be spending Thanksgiving this year at the KOL country ranch (spoiler: caviar will be involved.)  They also tell us their favorite places to eat while on tour, from Portland to Charleston, Los Angeles, Austin, and of course Nashville- where they live.  Plus Nathan admits to doing something unbelievable in the middle of a meal at El Bulli in Spain, which might be the best restaurant story we've ever heard on the podcast.  

Direct download: EP71-KoL.mp3
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Ep. 70 - French Chef Hubert Keller is known mostly as the Chef/Owner of Fleur de Lys in San Francisco and Las Vegas, plus his stint on Top Chef Masters.  But did you also know he is a house DJ?  We sat down with him at the Life is Beautiful festival in Vegas to talk about how he got into DJing, what instruments he played growing up (spoiler: accordion is mentioned), and how he grew up listening to American music whose lyrice he couldn't understand. Plus he shared a great early story about legendary Chef Charlie Trotter, who passed away suddenly last week at the age of 54.  

Direct download: EP70-Hubert.mp3
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Ep. 69 - We kick off Life is Beautiful month here on the Food is the New Rock podcast w/ Top Chef's Tom Colicchio, who sat down with us last weekend at his Las Vegas restaurant Heritage Steak in the Mirage to talk music before Day 1 of the Life is Beautiful music and food festival.  He tells us about his guitar collection, what it was like to fish with Perry Farrell from Jane's Addiction, and admits to doing his best work when he was in his 20s (just like most musicians.)  Also, we don't want to spoil it, but Tom's first concert was probably the best we've ever heard on this podcast. 

Direct download: 69-Tom_C.mp3
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