Mixtapes

Aural Fixation / Introduction and Vegan Devil’s Food Cake

by Sierra Drucker and Catherine McNulty

Aural Fixation is the collaboration between soon to be chef-extraordinaire, Catherine McNulty, and music aficionado, Sierra Drucker.  We’re teaming up to bring you a delicious sensory overload that will satisfy both your taste for bites and bytes.  Indulge your sweet tooth.  Get some sweet tunes.

Grab a fork and some headphones.  Let’s dig in.

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TA Mixtape + Recipe / The Mushroom Risotto Shuffle

by Priya Perera

Of all the pasta dishes, risotto is the one that is truly made with love.  It’s the watched pot that will boil – and stick to the pan – so you have to keep an eye on it.  It’s one and a half hours of tending to a fussy baby – stirring it to sleep and quenching its thirst one ladleful at a time.  But fear not!  Done correctly you will have accomplished home cooking so rare to LA you’ll never want to use a microwave again. To keep things a bit more interesting, here is a recipe (inspired by a class I took at the New School of Cooking in Culver City, CA) choreographed to a few tunes that will make this tasty effort all the more worth it. So press play and pour yourself a nice glass of white wine…and keep that bottle open because you’ll need it as part of this delicious dish (6 servings):

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RIYL Mixtape / Florence + The Machine :: When Women Become Animals

RIYL Mixtapes: Because sometimes the best way to get to know a new artist is to use them in a sentence.

Chances are that if you owned a television or went to the movies in 2010 you know of Florence + The Machine.  Songs from her debut album Lungs have been used in trailers for Eat, Pray, Love, on TV in ABC Family’s Wild Child, Saving Grace, The Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy, V, So You Think You Can Dance, Covert Affairs, Glee, and on the big screen in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Jennifer’s Body.  Dizzee Rascal and The xx have remixed her tunes.  She performed all over the place, including Coachella 2010, Glastonbury 2010, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with David Letterman, the MTV Music Video Awards 2010, and the 2010 Brit Awards among many other venues.

In other words there was no way to miss the London native.  

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