Food is the New Rock

Ep. 151 - This week's guest is Chef Charlie Ayers, who was not only the original chef at Google but was also one of the Grateful Dead's personal chefs from 1990 to 1995. He sat down with Zach on the Monday after the Grateful Dead's 50th Anniversary Fare Thee Well shows in Santa Clara (which Zach went to in search of fatty egg rolls.)  They talked about the shows, the he time spent cooking for the Grateful Dead, and how that prepared him for Google.  He also told us about the time he caught Bono raiding his fridge, shared Jerry's favorite hot dog condiment, and confirmed that fatty egg rolls were a thing on tour and not a figment of Zach's imagination.  

Direct download: Episode_151-Charlie_Ayers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29am EDT

Ep. 150 - For our 150th episode we decide to do a little something different... so instead of talking food with a musician or music with a chef we gathered up all of our guest hosts to shoot the shit about food and music.  Tall Tales + The Stew podcast host Jason Stewart (aka DJ Themjeans), Thrillist's Jeff Miller and Producer Chuck P all join Zach over danish.  Among the topics discussed are:

  • Zach's trip to Santa Clara this weekend to see The Grateful Dead and scour the parking lot for fatty egg rolls
  • Alma Restaurant announcing a new crowd funding campaign and what it all means for them and the restaurant business itself
  • What Jason thought of Fuku in New York (David Chang's new fried chicken spot)
  • And Thrillist's recent list of 50 Things You Have to Eat in L.A. Before you Die

And then at the end, we introduce a new feature called "Worst Food Blogger of the Week" where Zach vents about something online that really pissed him off.  

Let us know what you think of the guestless format by tweeting us @foodisnewrock.  If you like it, we'll do of more of these shows!  

Direct download: 150foodisthenewrock.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT

Ep. 149 - Legendary Chicago chef Paul Kahan (Blackbird, Publican, Avec) comes on the podcast this week to shoot the shit about music.  We talk first album, first concert, and a dinner he did with John Cale.  Plus he tells about how his restaurants Big Star and Nico Osteria are both named after musicians.  

Direct download: Episode_149-Paul_Kahan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04am EDT

Ep. 148 - AJ and Dak from L.A. indie pop band Saint Motel are this week's guests.  We talk to Dak about his days as a sushi chef, and AJ give us his picks for best restauants in L.A. and on the road.  

Direct download: Episode_148-Saint_Motel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:44am EDT

Ep. 147 - Our podcast guest this week is Philadelphia Chef Marc Vetri, owner of the Vetri Family of restaurants and the guy who Tom Colicchio called the best chef guitarist he knows.  We talk about the bands he was in before becoming a chef, the music and food series he does with musician Phil Roy, and his new cookbook "Mastering Pasta".  

 

Direct download: Episode_147-Mark_Vetri.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:22am EDT

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