Food is the New Rock

Every week we talk music with a chef or food with a musician. Hosted by Zach Brooks from Midtown Lunch and produced by Chuck P. More at http://www.foodisthenewrock.com

  • Food is the New Rock

    Ep. 200 - It's only fitting that our 200th episode is at Outside Lands, one of the best music and food tests in the country. We caught up with Chef Stuart Brioza, who runs the acclaimed SF restaurant State Bird Provisions along with his wife Nicole Krasinksi, to chat about music behind the Gastro Magic stage.

  • Food is the New Rock

    Ep. 199 - This week's guest is artist and Hip Hop producer extraordinaire, Dan the Automator (Deltron 3030, Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School). He's not only worked with a ton of artists over the years, but he's befriended a bunch of chefs- including David Chang, who appears on the latest Deltron 3030 album. We met up with him at a coffee shop in SF just before Outside Lands to talk all about that, plus he tells us about the time he introduced Michael Stipe to Momofuku.

  • Food is the New Rock

    Ep. 198 - Comedian Jimmy Pardo, host of the Never Not Funny podcast, is this week's podcast guest... our very first for the Headgum Podcast Network (our new home!) Zach unlocks all of Jimmy's food issues, before they bond over their shared love of Chicago and Styx.

  • Food is the New Rock

    Ep. 197 - Singer/Songwriter (and Nickel Creek fiddler!) Sara Watkins is this week's podcast guest. We talk to her about licorice, what the food is like at Prairie Home Companion, and whether or not shrimp belongs in jello- a topic brought up due to the crazy food enhanced video for "Move Me", the first single off her new album.

  • Food is the New Rock

    Ep. 196 - Comedian/musician/internet celebrity Ali Spagnola is this week's podcast guest. We talk about what it's like to eat five dozen oysters in one sitting, buffet strategies, Pittsburgh sandwiches, and how she stays incredibly ripped.

  • Food is the New Rock

    Ep. 195 - Country music star Jason Aldean's drummer Rich Redmond is this week's guest. He's not just a drummer, but an actor, author and motivational speaker who does drummer seminars called Crash Courses (which you can learn about at www.richredmond.com). He also likes eating, and we talk to him about what it's like finding food on tour and in Nashville- where he spends most of his time.

  • Food is the New Rock

    Ep. 194 - Jiro Dreams of Sushi director David Gelb is this week's podcast guest. We talk to him about how music and food came together in a magical way for his breakout hit documentary about sushi (that was really about so much more than sushi.) He also tells us about growing up in NYC with a dad who was not only a big part of the classical music scene, but ended up Managing the Metropolitan Opera House. He also gives us a sneak preview of Season 2-4 of Chef's Table, the new series he's working on for Netflix and a special documentary involved Steve Aoki that he just finished. Season 2 of Chef's Table premieres May 27th with episodes about Grant Achatz (Alinea), Alex Atala (Dom), Dominique Crenn (Aterlier Crenn) and more.

  • Food is the New Rock

    Ep. 193 - Comedian Jensen Karp is this week's podcast guest to promote his forthcoming book "Kanye West Owes me $300: And Other True Stories About a White Rapper Who Almost Made it Big". He's known as a comedian, an art gallery owner (Gallery 1988) and author, and in the late 90s he was an up and coming rap star named Hot Karl, with a $1 million dollar record deal w/ Interscope Records. We talk Passover, Hot Karl's rider, eating at Mel's Diner w/ Kanye West and Jensen's favorite spots in L.A. This episode is brought to you by Casper Mattresses. Go to http://Casper.com/FOOD for $50 towards any mattress.

  • Food is the New Rock

    Ep. 192 - We spent this past weekend eating our way through Coachella and figured we'd bring you along for the ride. To recap the weekend food food and music as it happened, Zach was joined by Jeff Miller from Thrillist LA and Josh Scherer, the Associate Food Editor of Los Angeles Magazine who before this weekend HAD NEVER BEEN TO A CONCERT. (Yes, you read that right.) So naturally we ask him about that.

  • Food is the New Rock

    Ep. 190 - Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio is this week's podcast guest, the last of our conversation recorded live at SxSw. We talk about London food, and his obsession with gummy candies, plus ask him whether or not he's gotten to eat Rostam's mom's cooking (she's a world famous cookbook author.) Create a fantastic-looking website using WEEBLY. Join the over thirty million people who are already dreaming big - get started today for FREE at http://Weebly.com/food.

  • Food is the New Rock

    Ep. 189 - The Infatuation has become an influential food voice over the past few years, thanks in large part to their widely used #EEEEEATS hashtag on Instagram. But what few of their fans realize is, just like Zach, their founders got their start in the music industry. Andrew Steinthal and Chris Stang created The Infatuation while working at major record labels in New York. In fact they're responsible for getting us our very first podcast guest- Mike D from the Beastie Boys. We talk to them about that, plus have them recount the story of the creation of Infatuation and find out what lessons they learned from the music business that they translated to the food business. And then, of course, at the end we ask them for Instagram tips. This episode was recorded live @ SxSw in front of small audience as part of Southbites.

  • Food is the New Rock

    Ep. 188 - Comedian Jon Gabrus (High & Mighty, Comedy Bang Bang) returns to the show this week for his very own episode recorded LIVE at SxSw. We eat Salt & Straw chocolate tacos and talk about how years ago he lost out on the Man vs. Food hosting gig to Adam Richman. Plus he treats us to an amazing imitation of Guy Fieri.

  • Food is the New Rock

    Ep. 187 - We're giving you two episodes this week!!! How lucky are you? This past weekend we recorded 4 episodes live at SxSw, which we'll be releasing over the next few weeks. But we didn't want you to have to wait an entire week to hear the first one... so here it is, our conversation with Chef Aaron Sanchez (of Chopped fame) live at SxSw. He tells us about how he got to grow up surrounded by musicians eating at his house (his mom is famous chef in her own right) before having a serious conversation about how difficult it is to run a restaurant these days. And we recreate the cannibalism conversation we had the first time we podcasted (an interview we did with Aaron a few years back that famously didn't record).

  • Food is the New Rock

    Ep. 186 - This week's guest is not just famous for hosting season 2 of PBS' Mind of a Chef, or winning a James Beard Award, or even his Charleston restaurant Husk- which is famous for its effort to preserve heritage southern ingredients and dishes (and now has a second location in Nashville.) He's famous for all of those things! Plus an incredible knowledge of bourbon. We talk about all of that plus his love of folk art, outlaw country music, and late 80s hip hop. Plus he admits to something involving Vanilla Ice that will shock even the most knowledgeable Sean Brock fans. Big thanks to the All Star Chef Classic for bringing him to L.A. last week so we could get a chance to sit down with him and chat music. Create a fantastic-looking website using WEEBLY. Join the over thirty million people who are already dreaming big - get started today for FREE at http://Weebly.com/food. HelloFresh is the meal kit delivery service that makes cooking fun, easy, and convenient! For $35 off your first week of deliveries, visit http://hellofresh.com and enter FOOD when you subscribe!