Cooking and music have been known to intersect — during episodes of Dinner With the Band, for instance — and an Italian gentleman known as Don Pasta Selecter (not his real name) is taking things a step further. In a move somewhat reminiscent of Steve Martorano (the Philly chef cooks while an audio-visual show wows the dining room, inspiring this rather hilarious hip-hop song), Don Pasta, who is also a D.J., has been using his cookbook, Food Sound System (sorry, not a cookbook — a “political manual for musical gastronomy”) as a springboard for readings-cum-parties, during which food-prep footage is accompanied by live jazzy, folky music. If it sounds confusing, there’s a video on Don Pasta’s Website — or you can just check him out at aka Potion in Williamsburg, where he’ll be doing his thing till 4 a.m. on June 27. It’s suggested you come well-fed, lest the cooking videos make you hungry — we’re thinking some folks might just bring their own mushrooms.
Don Pasta Selecter [Official site]