The team behind the longest running food podcast, Snacky Tunes, presents a one-of-a-kind book exploring chefs' profound relationship with music through never-before-seen stories and recipes
Founded in 2009 by Darin and Greg Bresnitz, the podcast Snacky Tunes served as the first platform to discuss food and music, creating a space for chefs, restaurateurs, musicians, and bands to share their stories and creative processes.
The Bresnitz brothers now present Snacky Tunes — a collection of 77 all-new candid interviews from the world's most acclaimed chefs — showcasing these soul-sustaining exchanges, in which food and music seamlessly intertwine.
The chefs share personal stories about how music plays a pivotal role in their careers-shaping identities, igniting creativity, and influencing the restaurants they build and the food they serve.
Organized alphabetically, individual entries are also accompanied by a previously unpublished recipe and custom playlist crafted by each chef, showcasing how a soundtrack both sets the tone for their kitchens, restaurants and fuels their creative process.
Forwards by acclaimed Food & Drinks editor of Esquire Jeff Gordinier and Grammy-nominated musician Jaime 'EL-P' Meline from Run the Jewels.
Snacky Tunes features the innovative culinary minds of chefs like Selassie Atadika who owns Midunu in Ghana; Brazilian chef Alex Atala who owns D.O.M. in Sao Paulo; May Chow, who was touted as China's "Best Female Chef" in 2017; Pooja Dhingra, who founded the Mumbai patisserie chain Le15; Michael Fojtasek who runs James Beard-nominated Olamaie in Austin, Texas; Uruguayan-born Ignacio Mattos who cooks food that reflects his culinary education and experiences in New York City; Asma Khan, the chef-owner of the renowned Darjeeling Express restaurant in London; and Shohei Yasuda from Japan, who has Kabi in Tokyo.
A unique flexibound book with playful graphic design and typography throughout.
Since 2001, Darin Bresnitz has worked in culinary media, focusing on the people in the industry, their stories and the incredible & drinks they provide. He has developed and directed numerous cooking shows, like IFC's Dinner With The Band, always striving to create a fresh approach to the format.
In 2014, he created the concept for Refinery29's 29Rooms, helping to usher in the modern era of immersive events. In 2016, he joined Tastemade, where he currently works as the Director of Original Series, creating series like Cooking with Pride and In The Shadow Of.
Since 2009, he has Co-hosted and Co-produced Heritage Radio Network's Snacky Tunes with his twin brother, Greg, and their best friend, Khoung. Together, they have interviewed over a thousand chefs, restaurateurs, bartenders, musicians, artists and other culinary cohorts. He lives in Los Angeles and is married to his best friend, Anna, and together they are raising their beautiful daughter, Josephine, and their handsome dog, Meatball.