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.”

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