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

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    Ep. 185 - Actress Kiernan Shipka is this week's guest, who you likely know as Don Draper's daughter Sally from Mad Men. But what you may not know (unless you're a creepy Instagram stalker like Zach) she's also a LEGIT food fan. We talk donuts, dim sum, Paris, and L.A. restaurants, plus she shares with us her most recent bang bang (which involved donuts and dim sum.) She also starred in the ABC Family movie "Fan Girl" where she played the part of a teenage girl obsessed with the band "All Time Low", so we asked her about that too... you know... because 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.

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    Ep. 184 -Writer Allen Salkin is this week's podcast guest, and we change things up a bit. Normally we talk to a chef about music or a music about food, but this week Zach goes off script a bit to chat mostly about the food business. Salkin's New York Times article about New York food blogging in 2007 put Midtown Lunch on the map, so the conversation starts there, before veering into the Food Network (he wrote the definitive book on the subject), the Jonathan Gold documentary City of Gold (which both he and Zach are in) and then at the very end they talk a little about music.

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    Ep. 183 - Chef Craig Thornton returns to the podcast to tell us all about his brand new project at MOCA. Titled Wolvesmouth: TAXA, it's a combination restaurant/art gallery featuring works of art created by Craig himself. It runs from March to July and is pretty much the longest regularly scheduled food thing he's done in a really really long time. Get more info and tickets at http://wolvesmouth.com

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    Ep. 182 - This week we welcome hip hop sketch comedians Jeff and Eric Rosenthal aka itsthereal to the podcast. They've got their own podcast "A Waste of Time w/ itsthereal" where they have rappers over to their apartment and cook for them- so naturally we talked a lot about that. Plus a lot of other stuff. If you like hip hop, And Jews you'll love this episode. 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.

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    Ep. 181 - New York Chef and Food Network personality Amanda Freitag is this week's podcast guest. We talked about how she hopped from extra curricular activity to extra curricular activity in high school before finally settling in on home-ec as her calling. We also talked about Bowie (seems to be a theme these days), Springsteen, her parents 8 track collection, and her love of Portugal the Man. Then, at the end of the episode, she plays the piano for us. Let Selfie Station be the Picture taker, Ice breaker AND your money maker. As a special introductory offer, get $500 off the professional package. Go to http://SelfieStationpodcast.com and enter promo code FOOD. 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.

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    Ep. 180 - Wine Enthusiast's 2014 Winemaker of the Year, Charles Smith is this week's podcast guest. We talk about his early days as a tour manager for musicians as well as the music he grew up listening to, all while drinking some of his delicious wine. We also found out how he got Jerry Lee Lewis to play the opening of his brand new urban winery Jet City in Seattle. Get more info about his wines at http://www.charlessmithwines.com ********************** Special thanks to our sponsors Audible.com - Get a free 30 day trial and free audiobook today by signing up at http://www.audible.com/FOOD and Selfie Station - Get $500 off the professional package at http://www.selfiestationpodcast.com using the promo code FOOD.

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    Ep. 179 - VICE host, Toronto Chef, and walking tattoo gallery Matty Matheson is this week's podcast guest. We talk about all the metal shows he went to growing up, all the partying he did with his friends' bands on tour, and how he's tried to recreate that atmosphere at his restaurant in Toronto (Parts and Labour.) Plus he tells us all about the time he was punched in the stomach for an album cover. Thanks to this week's sponsor, Selfie Station. Go to http://SelfieStationpodcast.com and use the promo code FOOD to get $500 off the professional package.

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    Ep. 178 - Jona and Claire from Yacht, or as Zach likes to call them "my favorite vegans of all time", return to the podcast to talk about the future of food. They talk fake mayo, Baroo (this incredible new restaurant in Los Angeles), and their app 5 Everyday- which is a must download for anybody who lives or is visiting Los Angeles. Thanks to this week's sponsor, Selfie Station. Go to http://SelfieStationpodcast.com and use the promo code FOOD to get $500 off the professional package.

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    Ep. 177 - You might know this week's guest Phil Rosenthal as the creator of the long running sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, or the star of the hilarious documentary Exporting Raymond. But his real passion is food, and nowhere is that more apparent than on his brand new PBS TV show "I'll Have What Phil's Having". We talk to him about his Mom's love of opera, his obsession with Springsteen, and the time he met Paul McCartney.

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    Ep. 176 - If you know Dexter Holland, it is likely as the spiky haired lead singer of the seminal pop punk band The Offspring. But did you also know that he has his own line of hot sauces called Gringo Bandito? Zach sits down with him to talk all things hot sauce, including how he got into the business and what his thoughts are about other hot sauces. Then, half way through the interview our friend Jeff Miller (Editor of Thrilist in L.A. and lead singer of the Black Crystal Wolf Kids) shows up with a dozen donuts from Blue Star, and the podcast turns into anarchy as the three of us just start stuffing our faces with hot sauce topped everything.

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    Ep. 175 - Chef Russell Moore might not be a household name around the country, but in Northern California he is well known for her 20 years spent cooking at Chez Panisse, and his new restaurant Camino in Oakland. His cookbook "This is Camino" was named one of the best of 2015 by Bon Appetit and others. But what you may not have known about Chef Russell Moore is that he grew up going to punk shows in and around Redondo Beach, including the legendary Black Flag show at The Fleetwood. He tells us all about that, plus the times he appeared on TV shows as a "punk rock kid". Win a copy of THIS IS CAMINO, as part of our Holiday Gift Guide Prize Pack, along with The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez Alt, the Big Gay Ice Cream cookbook, bags of Marley Coffee, and copies of Momofuku Milk Bar + Milk Bar Life signed by Christina Tosi. For details go to http://www.foodisthenewrock.com

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    Ep. 174 - It's that time of year again... with 2016 just weeks away, we recap the year that was in food (and music). Zach is joined by The Stew podcast host Jason Stewart (aka DJ Them Jeans), Thrillist LA editor Jeff Miller, and Eater LA editor Matt Kang to talk about their favorite meals, cookbooks and albums of the year. Then, at the end of the show, we give our gift recommendations for the food and music lovers in your life. PLUS, we've got a cookbook prize pack to give away. To enter to win, go to http://foodisthenewrock.com

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    Ep. 173 - Comedian Randy Liedtke comes on the podcast this week to talk food (and a little music?) We ask him about his iPhone cookie prank, his ideal burger blend, and his time as a barista. Plus he tells us all about the sandwich that graces the cover of his new album "I'm on a Roll", and his plans to enter a chili cook off and wreak havoc. Jeff Miller, from the band Black Crystal Wolf Kids, joins us as co-host.

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    Ep. 172 - Chefs Duff Goldman (from Ace of Cakes) and Bruce Kalman (from Union in Pasadena, CA) make their return to the podcast, this time together as part of the newly formed alt-rock cover band FOIE GROCK. Along with drummer Francis Castagnetti (also from Union), Guitarist Ben Offenberg (from Resy), and pro musician Jeff Liffman, the band talks about how they came together, and what their plans for the future are. Plus, at the end, they do an acoustic version of a Foo Fighters song. Their 2nd concert is Thursday, December 3rd at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, CA. Get your tickets at http://www.hotelcafe.com

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    Ep. 171 - The one and only MOBY returns to the podcast to talk about his brand new vegan restaurant Little Pine, which opened last week in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles. He's not doing the cooking, but he's been involved in every aspect of the restaurant, including the design, and curation of a small store in the front. We also talk to him about how difficult L.A. makes it for people opening new restaurants. Then, at the very end we talk about his relationship with Thanksgiving, which can be a pretty traumatizing holiday for Vegans.