Music To Cook To

Merge Records And The Dinner Party Download Team Up For Something Aweseome

Yes! 25 years of Food Republic's favorite label.
Jul 16, 2014 10:00 am

On July 25 from 3–5 p.m., The Dinner Party Download hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam will join Mac and Laura along with “house band” Teenage Fanclub at Nightlight in Chapel Hill for a taping of popular show that blends food, music and jokes on jokes on jokes.

Good Morning, Here Is Some ‘Coffee’ From Our New Favorite Band Sylvan Esso

You like Feist? You like beats? You like coffee?
Mar 26, 2014 8:30 am

Amelia Meath, of Vermont folk trip Mountain Man, and producer Nick Sanborn (called Made of Oak when playing on stages) formed a side project called Sylvan Esso. Their standout single — “Coffee” — doesn’t really have much to do with Kalita or Aeropress. But who cares, it’s a pretty (and pretty interesting) mashup of styles and what we are listening to this morning.

Video: Justin Warner Shows Us Why He’s Still On Top Of The Chef-Rap Game

With shouts to the cronut, Morton Salt girl
Feb 3, 2014 11:00 am

Justin Warner is the winner of the competition cooking/media show The Next Food Network Star and is working on developing a series that we hope incorporates his rapping skills. Because, unlike many who claim to merge cooking and rhyme saying, Justin Warner actually has some serious skills. Here's a video to show you what we're talking about.

Singer Kelis Gets Into The Asian Sauce Game

Avoids the obvious dairy-forward foodstuff
Nov 19, 2013 12:00 pm

During our annual DJ Week, we like to ask members of the turntable generation if they have any friends in music who have particular skills in the kitchen. When we posed the question to DJ M.O.S., he did not flinch. “Kelis is an amazing cook. She actually went to culinary school and can seriously throw down,” he said in a 2011 interview. More on Kelis' new product line, right this way.

French Montana Prefers His Mac And Cheese Gold-Plated

His new mixtape has a choice album cover
Nov 12, 2013 11:00 am

It turns out that rapper French Montana is a fan of good mac and cheese — made with thick noodles and lots of real cheese. Not the boxed Kraft bullshit. This love a mac and cheese is tangible, and now found on the cover of his latest mixtape, the forth volume in his Mac & Cheese series. Check it out.

Sander Van Doorn Will Have The Tuna Sashimi

Chart-topping DJ also hoards mayo. Hey, he's Dutch.
Sep 5, 2013 4:00 pm

Superstar DJ Sander van Doorn is consistently ranked among the top DJs in the world. From his award-winning debut album, Supernaturalistic, to the never-ending global EDM festivals he headlines, it's clear that van Doorn's career knows no boundaries. We sat down before his set at last weekend's Electric Zoo festival to talk about his latest non-music-related project: his palate. Pass the chopsticks, please.

Ludo Lefebvre Will Play His Vulgar French Rap Music, Thank You Very Much

At Trois Mec, the chef plugs the jukebox
Jul 2, 2013 12:01 pm

“I want to play the music that I play in my house, and if you come to my house, I put on rap. And it’s French rap.” I’ve called Los Angeles chef Ludo Lefebvre to not necessarily talk about Trois Mec, his new Hancock Park restaurant with the guys from Animal. I’ve not dined there, but I've read some pretty promising reviews. I've also read that the music is totally nasty. Ludo fills us in.

Big Boi Likes To Start His Meal, End His Shows, With A Nice Glass Of Riesling

The Atlanta rap star's fresh take on food and drink
Apr 2, 2013 11:01 am

Big Boi is one of the most important musicians of our time, and not surprisingly, he keeps a pretty healthy diet. Here, he talks tour riders, featuring Epic Meal Time in a recent video and how he has learned to eschew junk foods in favor of more flavorful dishes. "I love me a good corn chowder," he says. 

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