Kicking off a new season of WORD OF MOUTH, host Leiti Hsu is in studio with Chef Camille Becerra and Damian “DJ Dieselboy” Higgins talking all things on trend with these taste-makers.
Camille Becerra, a food stylist, recipe developer, writer and chef with over 15 years of New York City restaurant experience. She was the owner of Brooklyn restaurant Paloma and co-founded various pop-ups throughout New York City, including The Hunger and Bowery Banquet. She has also appeared on Bravo’s hit series Top Chef, has developed food-based narratives for Bon Appetit and Complex, was well as various online stations, and writes the column “Beyond the Basics” for Food 52. Currently she is chef and partner at Navy, a restaurant in Soho. She lives in New York City, instagrams @camillebecerra and blogs at Camille, A Journal.
Dieselboy’s DJ career began in northwest Pennsylvania DJing high school dances. While a student at the University of Pittsburgh he learned to beat-match vinyl live on college radio and played trance, happy hardcore and breaks at house parties. His 1994 mixtape “The Future Sound of Hardcore” led to out of town bookings and his expanding popularity and technical skills led to the honor of being the first American asked by a British drum and bass label to mix a compilation (“Drum & Bass Selection USA,” 1996). Since then, DJ Dieselboy has been recognized for various achievements and even supplied the break music for today’s show!
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