Things we learned about famed Chicago Chef Rick Bayless on the Food is the New Rock podcast this week…
- He learned how to speak Portuguese at the age of 15, just so he could understand the lyrics on his bossa nova records
- His brother Skip Bayless (of ESPN fame) knows as little about food as he knows about sports
- It’s not a good dinner unless the music mix has people chair dancing
- He got super excited when Jimmy Buffet came into the restaurant, only to be disappointed when the Mayor of Margaritaville ordered wine.
This week’s podcast is now up and our guest is the drummer from one of my all time favorite bands… Patrick Hallahan from My Morning Jacket. After months of research he reveals his pick for Best Sandwich in America, plus his favorite places to eat in Chicago, the Carolinas, and Louisville. We also get him to tell us about Jim James’ childhood obsession with Little Debbie snack cakes, and how it has grown into an adult obsession with creme brulee. Plus he tells us how a lobster roll was responsible for the only MMJ gig he’s ever missed, his grandmother’s secret to cooking scrambled eggs, and which bands he likes eating with on tour.