This week on a brand new Snacky Tunes, hosts Greg and Darin Bresnitz welcome food writer Jordana Rothman, musical guest Odetta Hartman, and HRN Executive Producer Jack Inslee to the show. Kicking off the episode with Jordana and her recent ventures, she shares that she just finished her first book “Tacos: Recipes + Provocations” which she co-authored with chef Alex Stupak of New York’s EmpellÃ³n restaurants. Jordana gives the guys a rundown of what to expect from the book’s recipes as well as thoughts surrounding the perceptions of Mexican food and how they are evolving. Jordana also offers her thoughts on food trends on the rise from up and coming cities to commenting on the location of this year’s James Beard Awards to things to keep an eye out for in 2015. In the second half of the show, Greg and Darin bring on musical guest Odetta Hartman to perform a few live tunes from soon-to-be released new album “222”! Going back through Odetta’s history, as it turns out, her parents are responsible for starting up Two Boots Pizza. She goes on to share that her parents were an integral part of her love of music and that she’s continually inspired by the students she teaches at the Lower East Side Girls Club. Tune in to find out where you can find Odetta Hartman in the coming year and where you can get at her new material! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
“For one thing I think it’s [Mexican food] a deeply misunderstood cuisine in the United States in particular, and really around the world.” [9:35]
“The biggest love story that I have to talk about is tortillas.” [14:50]
“It’s this notion of sprawl, you know, these trends they start in New York or LA or San Francisco and then they become so wide spread.” [32:25]
—Jordana Rothman on Snacky Tunes
“Now that I’ve melded folk with a little bit of electronica I’m interested in seeing if maybe I can write a house tune or something like that.” [64:00]
“A lot of this record has been grounded in portable field recordings… a lot of the songs are tellings stories so we were able to create these audio landscapes around the songs.” [71:35]
—Odetta Hartman on Snacky Tunes