Food is the New Rock

Ep. 117 - This past weekend we ate and podcasted our way through the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas. Here is the first of the three episodes we recorded, featuring Eric & Bruce Bromberg- owners of the Blue Ribbon empire and Brooklyn Bowl, plus the curators of all the food at the festival. We talk about their fried chicken (which was hands down the best thing to eat at the fest), plus how the original Blue Ribbon in NYC was originally meant to be a late night spot for musicians to eat after playing in the clubs.  We also talked about their college bands, their extensive guitar collection, and how Bruce played on a Melvins record.  

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Special thanks this week goes out to The Cosmpolitan Las Vegas, who made it possible for us to be at Life is Beautiful.  Stay there next time to you go to Vegas... you won't regret it.  http://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Direct download: Episode_117-Eric__Bruce_Bromberg.mp3
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Ep. 116 - New York Times columnist Mark Bittman took 30 minutes out of his book tour to talk music with us last week by the pool of his hotel in West Hollywood. He takes us through his childhood, from the Beatles (and knowing a bunch of the screaming girls in those classic New York photos), to Hendrix (who he saw five times.) And then talks about some of the music he listens to now, like tUnE-yArDs (yes, Mark Bittman dropped  a Tune Yards reference on us.)  Naturally we also talked about how much more political food has become, while at the same time music has seemlingly become less political.  

Mark's new book "How to Cook Everything Fast" is out now. 

Direct download: Episode_116-Mark_Bittman.mp3
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Ep. 115 - This week we welcome Carnie Wilson to the podcast, who might be known best as 1/3 of the band Wilson Phillips and as host of one of the greatest daytime talk shows of all time (well, to Zach anyway.) But did you know she's also an accomplished cook, having won Chopped and come in 2nd on Rachael vs. Guy's Celebrity Cook Off.  Her latest project is making desserts at Vitello's in Los Angeles, where she was recently named the Executive Pastry Chef.  She tells us about the role food played in her life growing up (including one memorable bowl of cereal she had with her dad) and tells Zach what it was like to both win and lose on Chopped- and that's when the podcast gets dirty...  

Direct download: Episode_115-Carnie_Wilson.mp3
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Ep. 114 - Curious to hear how a globe trotting, food loving, expensive sake drinking DJ lives?  Ali Shirazinia aka Dubfire (aka half of the house duo Deep Dish) is this week's podcast guest.  We talk to him about the Persian food he ate growing up, the restaurant he plans on opening with a chef from Tsujiki Fish Market in Japan, and his recent trip to Copenhagen to go to the MAD Symposium.  Plus he tells us the sad story of how he lost his extensive list of recommended restaurants after a phone sync gone bad.  Our friend Jeff Miller from Thrillist LA and the Black Crystal Wolf Kids joins as guest co-host.  

Direct download: Episode_114-Dubfire.mp3
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