What do celeb chef and TV host Alton Brown and Grammy-nominated indie rock star Michelle Zauner (AKA Japanese Breakfast) have in frequent? Fairly a number of issues, imagine it or not; each have a passionate love of meals, with Alton Brown internet hosting a number of Meals Community exhibits and Zauner exploring the connection between meals, love, and grief in her memoir, Crying in H Mart.
Not solely that, they’re each musicians; Zauner launched her wonderful third studio album Jubilee final 12 months, whereas Brown is at the moment trekking throughout the nation together with his “ABL: Past The Eats” tour, which options him fronting a reside band each night time along with meals science experiments, reside cooking, and extra. Collectively, they’re each ambassadors and sonic fans for Fender’s new futuristic and visually gorgeous Participant Plus Meteora guitar.
Although Brown confesses he’s not at Zauner’s degree in terms of guitar mastery, he positively holds an appreciation for Fender guitars. “I’ve a Fender guitar in my hand every working day,” says Brown concerning his tour, “I get by with what I gotta do!”
In the meantime, Zauner is at the moment in Austin, Texas, enjoying a number of exhibits for SXSW, the place she may also function a Keynote Speaker. She’ll then hit the highway as soon as once more for a busy spring and summer season of festivals and headlining dates, and true to type, she’s wanting ahead to making an attempt some wonderful meals in every location. “I’m actually excited to play Coachella this 12 months, as a result of clearly LA has actually nice Korean meals,” she says.
Elsewhere, Brown is gearing as much as launch one other Good Eats e-book in April, in addition to what he describes as a “relatively massive TV streaming challenge” set for later within the 12 months.
The unlikely pair met collectively at a Fender occasion in March and chatted with Consequence about all issues meals, music, and touring. Take a look at the complete Q&A with Alton Brown and Michelle Zauner beneath.