In 2015, Chef Rene Redzepi made the surprise announcement that he was shuttering his venerated Copenhagen restaurant Noma to search for new inspirations in hopes of finding reinvention. He reopened in 2018, but only after years of hopscotching the globe–Australia, Japan, Mexico and more–learning new tricks and running dining pop-ups. Acclaimed food and drinks scribe Jeff Gordinier, whose own life coincidentally was at a crossroads, tagged along and chronicled this four-year quest in the brand new book, Hungry. The book chronicles both men’s journeys of self-discovery and evolution. In addition to his work as a journalist, Jeff has a deep knowledge and affinity for poetry and music. Check out the “Chef Music Monday” playlist he did for us. We travel back to 2013 to revisit an in-studio interview and performance by Brooklyn’s TEEN. At the time the sisters Lieberson–Kristina, Katherine and Lizzie–were hard at work on a new EP. Check out their latest single, “Pretend,” from their new album, Good Fruit.

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