This music video will make you hungry for Korean food. And then the ending will crush your soul. But until then, enjoy sexy close-up shots of steamed rice, a bubbling pot of stew, fried eggs, and more.
'Music' on Serious Eats
We are really freaking excited for the first annual Bottle Rock Festival, coming to Napa Valley this week. Featuring an absolutely stellar lineup of musical acts (have I mentioned that The Black Keys are one of my favorite things?) and an equally kick-ass roster of food and drink, Bottle Rock is bringing together the best of the music and Bay Area food worlds. For this special edition of Ask a Chef, we asked some chefs who will be at the festival what tunes get them going in the kitchen.
"I love Cracker Barrel, actually. I think that by now I've been to every single location. The worst one is right outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The best is in Gary, Indiana, of all placesall the waitresses are great there, and everything is hot and fresh and fast."
Can Robyn somehow be food-related? "Ja" (that's "yes" in Swedish) is the answer. Here's a menu to fuel your next dance party with the Swedish pop star: We Dance to the Beet Salad, Gravlax, and a Stars 4-Ever Sangria.
"Oh My Dayum" is the catchiest auto-tuned song made from a glowing review of Five Guys you'll ever hear.
This weekend, we jammed out at the Newport Folk Festival. And in between soaking up Alabama Shakes and Jackson Browne (er, plus 25 gallons of rainwater), we searched for some serious food. Choosing lunch was almost as stressful as realizing we couldn't be at three stages at once (The Head and the Heart! vs Of Monsters and Men! vs Tune-Yards!)—but such challenges are ones we'll gladly take on.
So one of our main men, Midtown Lunch founder Zach Brooks, just launched a podcast (on iTunes here) as part of his newest blogging (ad)venture, Food is the New Rock, with the very fine Los Angeles-based food writer Jonathan Gold as his first guest. Did you know that Gold hung out with Snoop Dogg back in the day? One of many things you'll learn on the Food is the New Rock podcast.
If you've ever wondered about the origin of the wine-talk sample in the Beastie Boys' "Blue Nun" (Check Your Head), look no further. It's from an audio guide to wine titled On Wine: How to Select and Serve by wine merchant Peter M.F. Sichel, who was responsible for popularizing the Blue Nun wine brand throughout the world. Sichel tells the Beastie Boys story in a video after the jump.
We had a blast over the weekend feeding muffulettas to a bunch of happy people at the Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. We drove down in the Salumeria Biellese truck with all of our muffuletta supplies: sopressata, capicola, mortadella, provolone, olive salad (eight gallons of it!) and 250 round loaves of bread from Parisi Bakery, fresh-baked just before our 4 a.m. departure Saturday morning (that fresh). Here are some snapshots from the festival, including close-ups of the mighty muffuletta.
If you're one of those people who take photos of all their food and tweet/blog/instragram their photos obsessively, this music video "Eat It, Don't Tweet It" from barelypolitical is for you. If you're not one of those people, but enjoy British accents, singing food, TV licking, and bear attacks, then this video is still for you.
Remember the "Pizza Slice" parody lyrics of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" that drbubbles came up with? Robin Rothman and certified pizza obsessive Sean Taylor went and set them to music. Thanks, you two! (This is the internet at its finest — connecting people and ideas and getting shit done.)
An email from a BRILLIANT Slice'r: "Singing along to Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face' one evening while making pizza I absentmindedly changed the chorus to 'Pizza Face.' The image brought me up short with disgust, as you can imagine, but there seemed potential in the idea of a pizza parody of the song.... Here it is; I hope you like it. —drbubbles"
What's the best way to express your love for fish tacos? Your fast food order at a drive-thru? Your frustration at Whole Foods? Instructions for cooking a burger? Through the power of rap!...okay, maybe that's not the best way, but it's entertaining. Check out some of our favorite food-related raps in our latest playlist.
Earlier today we brought you a photo gallery of all the bites we had at Outside Lands in San Francisco over the weekend. But the weekend prior to that, we were actually jamming at Lollapalooza. Though people don't attend the festival for the food, the selections are getting better and better. Chicago chef Graham Elliot, who also just opened Grahamwich, was in charge of the festival's Chow Town for the second year in a row.
This video tells the story of several different New Orleans residents who came back to the city after the storm to rebuild and start making food in abandoned lots. You can't really tell a New Orleans story without music, but thankfully one of our farmers happened to play in the Treme Brass Band! Special thanks to BrassRootsmovie.com for letting us tag along for their film shoot.
Wake up your taste buds by popping in your ear buds and cranking up this compilation of caffeinated tunes. Just don't dance and sip that joe at the same time: Burn hazard!
While most people are busy sorting through the schedule of set times for Coachella, the three-day musical festivalarama that kicks off tomorrow, Zach Brooks of Food is the New Rock (and Midtown Lunch of course!) has a complete list of food vendors for you to hit up here. "Kogi, Coolahus, crab fries, doughnuts, egg rolls and a corn dog have already been penciled in... with a little music squeezed in, I suppose," he says.
I'm sorry to say that I can find no info about Neil Alan on the Google so I have no background info to give you. Perhaps some Slice'r out there knows more about the man and/or the song?