We've all thought about pairing wine with various cheeses or small bites, and maybe you've even thought of doing the same with craft beers. Rye pretzels, good cheese, and salty nuts are wonderful with beer. But when it comes to pairings, how about music?
Love music? Love food? Looking for an engaging new podcast? Then we think you're going to love "Food is the New Rock," a fantastic new weekly podcast from Zach Brooks (of the blog Midtown Lunch) featuring chefs talking about music and bands talking about food. Two worlds collide and awesomeness results. Sign us up.
The world's first (and likely only) asparagus opera premiered earlier this week at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. Guests in attendance at Food Opera: Four Asparagus Compositions dined on an asparagus-themed menu while listening to music specifically composed to enhance the flavors and textures of this favored spring vegetable. So what does asparagus sound like, we ask?
It's not every day you get to peek into a rock star's home kitchen — and it's not often you find a rock star like Neko Case, who lives in a 1787 farmhouse in Vermont, and who not only loves her homey kitchen, but keeps a piano there and composes much of her music right in the middle of the kitchen. Read on for a picture of her whole kitchen...
It's pretty much a given that there will be music at a cocktail or dance party but what about at more intimate gatherings such as a dinner parties? Do you like to have music playing or do you find it too distracting?
If you are a rock music fan, you probably already know Steve Albini's work. The Chicago-based musician has engineered albums for Nirvana, The Pixies, PJ Harvey and Cheap Trick, among many others. But did you know he also likes to cook — and has a food blog? Mario Batali Voice chronicles his adventures in the kitchen with curiosity and acerbic wit.
Love food? Love music? Then we think you may be in the target audience for this clever, unusual gift box from Kasey and Matthew of Turntable Kitchen. Wouldn't you like a box of food and music delivered right to your door?
I love KCRW's Good Food radio program. And while I tune into every week for Evan Kleiman and all the great food related content, there's another reason why I find the show so enjoyable: the great music clips played in between segments. The clips are selected by KCRW's Music Supervisor Gary Mecija, who is now lining up the tracks for KCRW's latest feature, Music to Cook By.