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Food is the New Rock

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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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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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202 Ratings
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Kelis

By dsmith4201 - Jun 20 2017
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I honestly wish that episode was longer.

Loved it!

By Ulysmo - May 19 2016
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Loved the host, loved the guest, loved the movie.

iTunes Ratings

202 Ratings
Average Ratings
123
57
5
7
10

Kelis

By dsmith4201 - Jun 20 2017
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I honestly wish that episode was longer.

Loved it!

By Ulysmo - May 19 2016
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Loved the host, loved the guest, loved the movie.
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Food is the New Rock

Latest release on Aug 31, 2016

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 9 days ago

Rank #1: Christina Tosi

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Ep. 142 - Momofuku Milk Bar chef Christina Tosi is this week's podcast guest.  Zach welcomed her to our Bronson Island studio, where they exchanged sweets and then talked about their mutual love of R. Kelly. Christina also talked about her childhood cassette collection, her Dad's hatred of the Beach Boys, and her completely shocking very first concert- which we won't ruin by telling you about here.  We then asked her what it's like working with David Chang, and hatched a plan to make Questlove the cereal milk of his dreams (don't tell him about it.)  
Christina Tosi's new cookbook "Milk Bar Life" is out now.

Apr 28 2015

59mins

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Rank #2: Rick Bayless

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Ep. 22 - Mexican food ambassador, and James Beard award winning Chef Rick Bayless takes time from running his Chicago restaurant empire to talk food and music with Chuck & Zach. We get him to talk about making mix tapes, food as art, and the similarities between chefs and musicians. Plus he talks about his brother Skip (the sports reporter), President Obama's victory, and about the time Jimmy Buffet came into one of his restaurants and didn't order a margarita. Recently he was awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle by the Mexican Government, and his new cookbook "Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamole & Snacks" is in stores now.

Nov 13 2012

44mins

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Rank #3: Paul Stanley

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Ep. 165 - Legendary Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley is this week's podcast guest. Not only is he part owner in the chain Rock & Brews, but he is also a great cook. We talk to him about the food his mom made for him growing up, the wood fire brick oven he has in his house for making pizza, plus his tips on how to make meatballs. And he tells us all about it while taking down a pair of fish tacos at one of the newly opened Rock N Brews in CA.

Oct 13 2015

39mins

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Rank #4: Interpol

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Ep. 105 - Daniel Kessler from the NYC band Interpol comes to Bronson Island to talk food and music with Zach & Chuck on this week's podcast.  They ask him about his strategy for finding the best food when he's on the road, his favorite places to eat around the world, and how much Brooklyn has changed over the years. Daniel also tells us about the restaurant he co-owns in Brooklyn (Bergen Hill) and L.A.'s Cafe Gratitude somehow makes it into the podcast conversation... AGAIN.  Interpol's new record "El Pintor" comes out September 9th on Matador Records.  Get more info about the album and their upcoming tour at www.interpolnyc.com 
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This week's podcast was sponsored by UE Boom, who is also taking us to Outside Lands in S.F. this weekend to help #makemusicsocial.  Our thanks goes out to them, and so should yours.  If you're on Tumblr (or even if you're not) go to www.makemusicsocial.com and follow them now.

Aug 05 2014

44mins

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Rank #5: Questlove / Alt J

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Ep. 118 - This week's episode is a two for one special! Recorded at the Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, we crossed a major guest off the bucket list in the first half of the podcast when we got to sit down with Questlove, the legendary drummer of The Roots.  We talked about the food he ate growing up, cereal (a lot about cereal, actually) and how he's turned his New York City apartment into a food salon.  In the second half of the episode our guest is Gus from the UK band Alt-J.  We talked to him about American junk food, his secret restaurant notebook, and the magic of a chip butty (naturally.)  
This week's podcast is brought to you by The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas ( http://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com), who made it possible for us to go to Life is Beautiful and record these podcasts.  And UE Boom, who just comissioned us to create a series of posts featuring 5 music inspired family meal recipes from 5 amazing Los Angeles chefs. The first, featuring Chef Jeremy Fox from Rustic Canyon, is up now at http://www.makemusicsocial.com

Nov 04 2014

47mins

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Rank #6: David Chang & Peter Meehan

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Ep. 2 - Momofuku Chef David Chang and Lucky Peach Editor Peter Meehan tell Zach & Chuck about their love of Pavement, Levon Helm, Van Halen, the Allman Bros, George Harrison, and the Indigo Girls.  Plus, Peter talks about his band Spectre Folk and David admits that the music at Momofuku is too damn loud.

Jun 12 2012

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Rank #7: Jon Favreau

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Ep. 95 - Iron Man director Jon Favreau comes on the podcast to talk about his new movie "Chef", and what a big role music and food play in the film- which takes place in L.A., Miami, New Orleans, and Austin. Zach also brings up how similar the movie is to Swingers (which he also wrote and starred in), including the awesomeness of the soundtrack- which features music from Gary Clark Jr., Rebrith Brass Band, and Perico Hernandez. 
The film "Chef" is in theaters now, and stars Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Jon Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey Jr.

May 26 2014

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Rank #8: Tom Colicchio

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Ep. 69 - We kick off Life is Beautiful month here on the Food is the New Rock podcast w/ Top Chef's Tom Colicchio, who sat down with us last weekend at his Las Vegas restaurant Heritage Steak in the Mirage to talk music before Day 1 of the Life is Beautiful music and food festival.  He tells us about his guitar collection, what it was like to fish with Perry Farrell from Jane's Addiction, and admits to doing his best work when he was in his 20s (just like most musicians.)  Also, we don't want to spoil it, but Tom's first concert was probably the best we've ever heard on this podcast.

Nov 05 2013

49mins

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Rank #9: Doug Benson

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Ep. 128 - Comedian and podcast impressario Doug Benson comes on the show this week to talk about food.  He tells us about the worst episode of Dining With Doug & Karen (spoiler: it was the one with Wayne Federman), his love of chain restaurants, and why he doesn't like eating food with his hands at restaurants.  Our pal Jeff Miller (from the band Black Crystal Wolf Kids) is the guest host, with beads in his beard. And you'll be excited to know that after the podcast we did do a slo-mo shakey face video of the bead beard.
Also, after the show Doug suggested that after 128 episodes we should probably get a theme song for the show... so, we're doing it!  Want to make us a theme song? Put it together and send it to foodisthenewrock@gmail.com.  We'll post the best ones and have people vote on it.

Jan 27 2015

1hr 17mins

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Rank #10: Jonathan Gold Returns

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Ep. 138 - Pulitzer Prize winning food writer (and our very first official podcast guest) Jonathan Gold returns to the show as part of our slate of live SxSw programming. He's the subject of a great new documentary called "City of Gold" which premiered at Sundance this year, so we talked to him about that (naturally).  Plus we asked him about the new NWA movie, his first concert experiences as an 11 year old kid in L.A., and the whole Marvin Gaye/Robin Thicke thing- since he wrote about the landmark Gilbert O'Sullivan vs Biz Markie sampling case back in the 90s. Jonathan also admits that he is trying to train himself to appreciate Taylor Swift.

Mar 31 2015

57mins

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Rank #11: Cheech Marin & Chef John Sedlar

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Ep. 33 - You know Cheech Marin from his important work as half of the comedy duo Cheech & Chong, but did you also know that he is an avid cook? He competed on Rachel's & Guy's Celebrity Cook Off on the Food Network, and last month hosted a dinner at the Los Angeles restaurant Playa.  Just before dinner we got to sit down at the restaurant with him and Playa Chef John Sedlar to talk food and music.  Cheech tells us about the origin of his name, where he buys his beans, and how pizza delivery is going to be worked into his Cheech & Chong app "The Fatty", which you can download on iTunes for free.

Feb 19 2013

37mins

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Rank #12: Andy Milonakis

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Ep. 77 - Comedian, singer, rapper, and lover of ladies Andy Milonakis is this week's podcast guest. You may know Andy from "Superbowl is Gay" (google it), The Jimmy Kimmel Show, his eponymous MTV show, or his new rap group Three Loco, but did you know he's also a sushi boss. In fact he makes the outrageous claim that New York City's sushi right now is better than the sushi in Los Angeles. Dude also knows more about Greek food than anybody we've ever talked to on the show (he brought us Greek gum!) and tells us that being a rapper on stage gets you more girls than being on MTV, YouTube or cooking for a girl combined.

Jan 21 2014

58mins

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Rank #13: Mark Bittman

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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.

Oct 21 2014

39mins

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Rank #14: The Avett Brothers' Joe Kwon

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Ep. 113 - Joe Kwon is not just the cellist for the Avett Brothers, but he's also their resident cook and food blogger.  We talk to him about his Korean food filled weekly "family reunions" growing up in North Carolina, Dave Matthews' catering, and his favorite places to eat in Nashville, Raleigh, Portland and more.  Plus he weighs in on what BBQ is the best.  Spoiler: His favorite is from eastern North Carolina (which apparently is completely different than western North Carolina BBQ.)

Sep 30 2014

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Rank #15: 100th Episode w/ Eddie Huang

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Ep. 100 - We did it!!!  100 episodes... and what better way to celebrate than by finally getting chef/writer/food show host/TV sitcom creator Eddie Huang to come on and shoot the shit about music with us (among other things.)  Back on episode #35 w/ Francis Lam, we promised you Eddie and it only took us 65 episodes to deliver on that promise! In addition to asking EH about his first albums and first concert, we also ask him what it was like to eat ribs with 2 Live Crew's Luther Campbell and he cops to being completely awestruck by Cam'ron. There was also a lot of hip hop talk, 19% of which Zach understood. Our friend Jeff Miller from Thrillist steps in as guest host.  
Eddie has his own podcast called Monosodium Glutamate, his MTV show "Snack off" debuts July 10th, and he has a sit-com coming soon to ABC called "Fresh off the Boat"- which is based on his memoir of the same name.

Jul 01 2014

50mins

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Rank #16: Wolfgang Puck

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Ep. 129 -  Iconic Chef Wolfgang Puck is this week's guest on the Food is the New Rock podcast.  Zach met him at CUT in Beverly Hills to talk about the music he listened to as a child, the music he plays in his restaurants, and the musicians he's gotten to cook for over the years. (Warning: There's a a lot of name dropping in this podcast.) We also ask him whether or not inspiration is a young person's game, and he tells us about the time that he saw Louie Armstrong as a kid in Austria. 
We're dropping our episode a little early this week because... we're featured on iTunes!  So if you want to thank somebody for getting this podcast 12 hours early this week, you can thank them.

Feb 02 2015

32mins

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Rank #17: Mark Mothersbaugh

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Ep. 63 - Devo is what Mark Mothersbaugh is most known for, unless you're under the age of 10 in which case you're probably more familiar with his work as the composer for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs!  We sat down with him at the Mutato HQ on Sunset Blvd to talk to him about Mexican food, hot dogs, and meatballs (naturally).  Plus he tells us about eating on tour, and the time David Bowie introduced him to sushi (spoiler: David Bowie introduced him to sushi!!!!!)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 is in theaters this Friday, September 27th

Sep 25 2013

1hr 5mins

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Rank #18: Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

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Ep. 24 - Doug and Bryan from New York's Big Gay Ice Cream Truck stop by Bronson Island to talk music and more with Zach & Chuck.  They talk hate mail, the Mister Softee mafia, Doug's time and Julliard, and how Elite Yelpers tried to shake them down for "something special". Plus, there's mention of Marky Ramone's ear hair, and a the story of how calling Jane Wiedlin from the Go Go's a bitch lead to her writing their theme song.

Nov 27 2012

54mins

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Rank #19: Adam Duritz

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Ep. 110 - Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz comes to Bronson Island this week to talk food with Zach and guest co-host Jeff Miller.  We talk about New Orleans, San Francisco burritos, and the beauty of lengua and tripe.  Plus we talk to him about his good friend Giada De Laurentiis and he tells about the greatest New Year's Eve dinner date of his life.

Sep 09 2014

59mins

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Rank #20: David Gelb

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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.

May 03 2016

44mins

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