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Every Sunday, Snacky Tunes co-hosts Darin and Greg Bresnitz--brothers since birth, dance music DJ partners, dim sum lovers and whiskey aficionados--explore and celebrate the cultural convergence of music and food. Tune in as they stir up conversation with the world's top gastronomic talents, while also plugging in the amps for the best of this generation's up-and-coming musicians.

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    • 5.0 • 118 Ratings

Every Sunday, Snacky Tunes co-hosts Darin and Greg Bresnitz--brothers since birth, dance music DJ partners, dim sum lovers and whiskey aficionados--explore and celebrate the cultural convergence of music and food. Tune in as they stir up conversation with the world's top gastronomic talents, while also plugging in the amps for the best of this generation's up-and-coming musicians.

    La Sorted's + Honus Honus

    La Sorted's + Honus Honus

    In the time before COVID-19, Tommy Brockert had well established himself as a top-flight events photographer. As events and group gatherings ground to halt due to health and safety concerns, Tommy was forced to do the pandemic pivot. He’s temporarily hung up his cameras and photo booths, and fired up the portable pizza oven instead, turning a hobby into a job with the launch of La Sorted's Pop Up Pizzeria. La Sorted’s has quickly gained a cult following in Los Angeles as folks have clamored for Tommy’s creative pizza toppings and focaccia sandwiches.

    In honor of La Sorted’s and the 2020 world champion LA Dodgers, we pop into our archives to revisit the musical performance from our first-ever show fully recorded in Los Angeles. The year was 2017, and we taped the show in our friend Cameron Parkins’ backyard home studio in West Hollywood. Our pal Ryan Kattner brought his tiny keyboard to play us songs from his solo project Honus Honus, whose debut album, Use Your Delusion, is a true love letter to the City of Angels. Ryan’s since gotten back to helming the band Man Man who released Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between back in May to rave reviews, it’s their first full-length album in 7 years.

    Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient, Chefs and Their Music (Phaidon), is now on shelves at bookstores around the world. It features 77 of the world’s top chefs who share personal stories of how music has been an important, integral force in their lives. The chefs also give personal recipes and curated playlists too. It’s an anthology of memories, meals and mixtapes. Pick up your copy by ordering directly from Phaidon, or by visiting your local independent bookstore. Visit our site, www.snackytunes.com for more info and to order your copy. It’s a perfect gift for the holidays.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Oxfam America + Thao Nguyen + Preeti Mistry

    Oxfam America + Thao Nguyen + Preeti Mistry

    This episode is a live recording of the Bay Area stop on the virtual tour for our new book, Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient, Chefs and Their Music. We were immensely honored to have our friends at Oxfam America as our partners and hosts for this event which featured a lovely, insightful conversation about food, music and activism with singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down and acclaimed chef Preeti Mistry. Isra Chaker, Senior Advisor for Global Campaigns at Oxfam America, moderated the discussion, and Omnivore Books, the Bay Area’s premiere culinary bookshop was our sponsor.

    We encourage everyone to support Oxfam America in their important fight against the injustice of poverty. For more info and to donate, please visit www.oxfamamerica.org.

    Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient, Chefs and Their Music (Phaidon), is now on shelves at bookstores around the world. It features 77 of the world’s top chefs who share personal stories of how music has been an important, integral force in their lives. The chefs also give personal recipes and curated playlists too. It’s an anthology of memories, meals and mixtapes. Pick up your copy by ordering directly from Phaidon, or by visiting your local independent bookstore. Visit our site, www.snackytunes.com for more info and tour dates.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    WRLDCTY & Kid Wave

    WRLDCTY & Kid Wave

    In this very special episode we check in on the global tour of our new book, Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient, Chefs and Their Music. This tour stop was a part of WRLDCTY, a global city event bringing together thought leaders, urbanists and city lovers on a single digital platform for three days of conversations, connections and experiences broadcast from leading cities around the world. Joining us for a conversation about building restaurant audio signatures, and using music as an inspirational, creative force were two chefs featured in our book: Numra Siddiqui of Empress Market in London, and Chad Valencia of LASA in Los Angeles.

    For the second half of the show, we revisit a March 2017 studio interview and performance by Kid Wave. The band’s founder and frontwoman, singer-songwriter Lea Emmery, talked about growing up in her native Sweden, finding musical success in London and what it’s like living in L.A.

    Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient, Chefs and Their Music (Phaidon), is now on shelves at bookstores around the world. It features 77 of the world’s top chefs who share personal stories of how music has been an important, integral force in their lives. The chefs also give personal recipes and curated playlists too. It’s an anthology of memories, meals and mixtapes. Pick up your copy by ordering directly from Phaidon, or by visiting your local independent bookstore. Visit our site, www.snackytunes.com for more info and tour dates.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Voodoo Vin & Julietta

    Voodoo Vin & Julietta

    Natalie Hekmat had been working for years to open her natural wine shop, bar and restaurant. During that time she found a spot in Los Angeles’ burgeoning Virgil Village neighborhood, and curated a collection of more than 400 wines from the United States, Europe and beyond. What she couldn’t have planned for was a global pandemic. Despite that epic hurdle, Natalie forged ahead and opened the doors to Voodoo Vin this summer. Adapting to the new reality of the world, she put the bar and restaurant portion on hold and pivoted Voodoo Vin to a robust online, curbside pickup and delivery shop serving thirsty homebound Angelenos.

    Back in the summer of 2017 we met up with electric pop songstress, Julietta. She played some killer new music for us, talked about growing up in NYC and told us her mother’s Sicilian cooking was tops in the Big Apple. (No jarred sauces, y’all.) Since then, Julietta’s decamped for Los Angeles where she’s still making music. We hear she’s working on a new EP, and she just very recently dropped the vibey single, “Ghosted for the Beach”

    Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient, Chefs and Their Music (Phaidon), is now on shelves at bookstores around the world. It features 77 of the world’s top chefs who share personal stories of how music has been an important, integral force in their lives. The chefs also give personal recipes and curated playlists too. It’s an anthology of memories, meals and mixtapes. Pick up your copy by ordering directly from Phaidon, or by visiting your local independent bookstore. Visit our site, www.snackytunes.com for more info and tour dates.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Emily Takoudes and Dragonette

    Emily Takoudes and Dragonette

    As Phaidon’s Executive Commissioning Editor, Food & Drink, Emily Takoudes has been integral in publishing some of the most influential gastronomy works of the last decade, including Regarding Cocktails by Sasha Petraske and Jeremy Fox’s On Vegetables. She’s also been vital in shepherding our very first book, Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient, Chefs and Their Music, to bookshelves across the globe. Emily sits down with us to discuss her illustrious career, and shares what it’s like to work with best-selling novelists, award-winning chefs, a U.S. president and even an odd trio of food-and-music podcasters.

    We stretch back to 2012 to pull a spirited in-studio performance from our archives by Dragonette. The Canadian electropoppers dropped their Toronto restaurant tips on us, and also played their hit song, “Pick Up the Phone.” Dragonette just recently released their first track in two years. It’s a cover of the Sam Roberts Band song, “We’re All in This Together.”

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Live at Now Serving with Jeff Gordinier & Homestate

    Live at Now Serving with Jeff Gordinier & Homestate

    In this very special episode we kick off the tour for our new book, Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient, Chefs and Their Music. Our friends at L.A.’s premiere cookbook shop Now Serving graciously hosted a panel featuring us and Andy and Briana Valdez of HomeState, moderated by Esquire’s Food & Drink Editor, Jeff Gordinier. The Valdez sisters contributed to the book, and even gave us their mom’s Peanut Butter Chicken recipe, and Jeff wrote one of the book’s forewords, so it was a total Snacky Tunes pals hang. We all caught up via Zoom, talked about the book and swapped stories about our love of music and food.

    Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient, Chefs and Their Music (Phaidon), is now on shelves at bookstores around the world. It features 77 of the world’s top chefs who share personal stories of how music has been an important, integral force in their lives. The chefs also give personal recipes and curated playlists too. It’s an anthology of memories, meals and mixtapes. Pick up your copy by ordering directly from Phaidon, or by visiting your local independent bookstore. Visit our site, www.snackytunes.com for more info and tour dates.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

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118 Ratings

118 Ratings

annap ,

HIGHLY recommend

We always look forward to a new show from these guys. Super knowledgable and super entertaining! Highly reocmmend.

TheTommyB ,

These boys can play!

And the beat goes on, and on, and on. Always look forward to my Snacky Tunes. Thanks All!

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Brain Food

A really excellent intertwining of the history of food with music, but also culture, how spaces and systems and the people who make them up change over time - really informative and just tons of delightful asides and nuggets of wisdom and weird facts. It’s weird and great and insightful - great guest gets too!

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