Food is the New Rock

Zach & Chuck say farewell to 2013 and reminisce about their favorite episodes of the year. And, just a reminder... you still have a few more days to sign up to win our Holiday Gift Guide prize pack, which includes a Sonos Play3, a Cool Culinaria vintage print, a Turntable Kitchen pairings box featuing a ltd edition 7" by Local Natives, Roy Choi's new book "L.A. Son" and a brand new Food is the New Rock t-shirt by Flavour Gallery.  To register to win just like us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter. Have a Happy New Year and see you in 2014!  

Direct download: EP75-Xmas_Message.mp3
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Ep. 74 - Noma chef Rene Redzepi was in the states promoting his new book "A Work in Progress", and was kind enough to come to Bronson Island to talk music and creativity with us. He tells us how he added music to the kitchen to pump up his staff before and during service, and why he asked Lars Ulrich from Metallica to write the intro to his new book. Rene also talks about growing up poor in Denmark and how big a deal it was to buy his first albums- which were Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera and David Bowie's soundtrack to Laybryinth. Rene also tries to turn Zach onto Einstürzende Neubauten, and admits that meeting Alice Waters was more exciting to him than any musician he's ever met or cooked for.

Direct download: EP74-Rene.mp3
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Ep. 73 - On this week's podcast we welcome Nerdist's MATT MIRA to Bronson Island for our annual HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE EPISODE.  We talk guitars, doughnuts, and Gordon Ramsay and at the end of the episode Chuck, Zach, Matt and Jeff Miller from Thrillist LA recommend the best gifts to buy the music and food lover in your life.  Plus one lucky listener will win a prize pack which includes:

  • A Sonos Play 3 w/ bridge courtesy of Sonos Wireless Hi-Fi 
  • A pairings box from Turntable Kitchen featuring recipes, a few ingredients, a limited edition exclusive 7" and an 18-20 "mix tape" of MP3's curated by Matt & Kasey from Turntable Kitchen.
  • An 11" x 14" vintage restaurant menu print from Cool Culinaria
  • Our newly designed Food is the New Rock T-Shirt available now from Flavour Gallery
  • And more!!!

To enter to win just like our Food is the New Rock Facebook page, and sign up for our weekly newsletter.  Already on both?  Then you're already entered to win! 

Direct download: EP73-GiftGuide.mp3
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Ep. 72 - New Orleans chef Donald Link is this week's podcast guest, the last in our series of episodes from the Life is Beautiful music and food festival in Las Vegas.  We talk about the two most important things to anybody who lives in New Orleans: music and food. He tells us about his dad's record collection and hi-fi set up, the band he played with in college, and how much he loves the Allman Brothers and Kiss.  Donald Link is the executive chef and owner of Herbsaint, Cochon, Butcher and Peche in New Orleans, and the author of the cookbook Real Cajun.

This week's episode was sponsored by the Palms Casino and Resort, who graciously put us up in Las Vegas the weekend of the festival so that we could record these episodes.  

Direct download: EP72-DonaldLink.mp3
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