Alan Delgado first hit the stoves as a kid in El Paso, TX, by teaching himself how to cook vegetable-centric dishes when his mother fell ill. He would eventually work in some of the best kitchens in Austin, including being Sous Chef at the critically acclaimed Mexican restaurant, Comedor. In 2020, during the pandemic no less, Alan moved to New York to become Director of Recipe and Development with Via Halcon Hospitality, the group behind Greenpoint’s Michelin-starred Mexican hotspot, Oxomoco. He now helms the kitchen at Oxomoco’s sister restaurant, Xilonen, where he’s wowing diners with his plant-based, sustainable fare.
We drop into our archives to revisit a 2019 L.A. hang and live performance from post-punk quartet the Pantheons. Hailing from Compton, the group was one of a slew of young bands lighting up the local music scene. They gave us a spirited set at Dangerbird Records’ studio in Silver Lake.
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.
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