This week on Snacky Tunes, solo host Greg Bresnitz welcomes Roberto Deiaco to the studio, chef at East 12 Osteria.  Roberto Deiaco was most recently the Executive Chef at Armani/Ristorante 5th Avenue in New York City, one of the three meticulously built Giorgio Armani restaurants (the other two are in Milan and Tokyo). Chef Deiaco hails from the Dolomites in Northern Italy. Like most classically-trained European chefs, he started his training as a kitchen apprentice at the age of 14 and has had a phenomenal journey through the restaurant world.  Talking moon cycles, ingredients, and a hefty discussion on cooking with and acquiring the best truffles, Roberto explains how he crafts his menu around both black and white truffles.

The Present are an NYC based electronic music duo consisting of Rusty Santos and Mina Ohashi.  The name is derived from their concept of creating the music they feel right now.  The Present’s versatile sound is characterized by Mina’s fervent vocals and Rusty’s production.  Distorted sub bass, rolling breaks, and repetitive vocal hooks bring to mind juke, jungle / drum ‘n’ bass, rave.  In fall of 2015 the two began releasing a series of EPs called ‘Energy & Sound’ expanding upon their high octane dance with hip hop beats.  They previously released the house influenced record  ‘FSG’ (Group Tightener Records 2015) and two ambient records World I See and The Way We Are (Lo Recordings 2008 / 2009).

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