Sew & Tell

Premiere DateSep 26, 2014
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: mini pops 67 (source field mix) Aphex Twin)
04:28 Interview with Alex McCrery of Tilit Chef Goods
11:49 DJ Marie
13:17 Forbidden Fruit Tijuana Panthers
16:28 Atop A Cake Alvvays
19:44 Cups and Cups Field Report
24:00 DJ Marie
25:31 Interview with Alex McCrery
29:24 DJ Marie
30:37 Honey Combed Tweedy
33:06 Fed Up With Hunger Saintseneca
36:38 Whiskey Man Arc Iris
39:34 DJ Marie
41:14 Interview with Alex McCrery
49:14 DJ Marie
50:21 Black Lemon Generationals
54:15 Finish

This week on BTR is dedicated to one of my other passions: cooking! (And, of course, eating…) Food + fashion go hand in hand for many reasons, and no one knows that better than this week’s guest, chef-turned-designer Alex McCrery. After more than 17 years working in the food industry, Alex became dissatisfied with the frumpy uniform options available to professional chefs. His personal frustration led to research, which ultimately led to the creation of a new, uniquely stylish label of cooking garments called Tilit Chef Goods. On today’s show, Alex talks about his Southern-meets-Italian cooking background, what led to the launch of Tilit, the aesthetic he aims to offer through the label, a few of his own fashion and food favorites, and more.

Plus, a decadent playlist of tracks including a song off the brand new album from Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer, along with music from Tijuana Panthers, Arc Iris, and New Orleans’ Generationals. So grab your cast iron pan and follow a new recipe for fashion, with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!

Select designs from Tilit Chef Goods by Alex McCrery
(All photos by Greg Vore, courtesy of Tilit Chef Goods)

A lineup of Tilit’s Chef Aprons

The crowd-sourced, classic-but-contemporary Tilit Men’s Chef Coat, shown here with a pair of Tilit Chef Pants

The awesome Dots Work-Shirt, paired with Tilit Garden Shorts

An irresistible classic: the denim Collar Work-Shirt

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A board inspired by style & tool selects from Chef Alex McCrery

Clockwise from top:
1. A stack of Everlane t shirts for men
2. A Todd Snyder for Champion sweatshirt
3. R. Murphy Reclaimed Wood Carbon Steel Knives from Provisions by Food52
4. Volley Australia International canvas sneakers
5. Levi’s 501 Original Fit Jeans
6. The Stryker Jacket from Filson
7. Beriner Japanese Mandoline Slicer

Odds & Ends:
– If you want to try a one-pot dish for fall a la Chef McCrery, check out this Southern-Italian hybrid for One-Pot Pastalaya from Food52.
– Two of my personal favorite recipes from Food52, both elegantly simple, both undeniably delicious. Brown Butter Tomatoes and Garlic Green Beans.
– Say goodbye to summer with this Blackberry Bourbon Fizz, originally from Thug Kitchen, adapted ever so slightly by yours truly!
– An interesting glimpse into what it’s like to work in a pro kitchen, and 5 tips to take away.
– How beautiful is this French-based line, Cotelac? Full of exquisite classics with a quirky vintage twist.
– I also adore these unusual, ultra-feminine flats from Atelier – such a great statement piece to pair with anything from a simple silk mini dress to jeans and a t shirt.


Tijuana Panthers
(Photo by Nick Walker)
Nov 5 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Nov 6 – SLO Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
Nov 7 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 8 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Nov 15 – Strummer’s – Fresno, CA


Alvvays
(Photo by Shervin Lainez)
Sept 26 & 27 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, Ontario
Oct 2 – Starlight – Waterloo, Ontario
Oct 3 – The UFO Factory – Detroit, MI
Oct 4 – Call The Office – London, Ontario
Oct 10 – Great Scott – Allston, MA
Oct 11 – The Outer Space – Hamden, CT
Oct 12 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT
Oct 20 – The Junction 2 @ The Shed – Cambridge, United Kingdom
Oct 25 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, United Kingdom
Oct 28 – Komedia – Brighton, United Kingdom
Oct 29 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, United Kingdom
Oct 30 – Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club – London, United Kingdom
Nov 8 – Rough Trade NYC – Brooklyn, NY
Nov 10 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 11 – DC9 Nightclub – Washington, D.C.
Nov 12 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
Nov 13 – The Pinhook – Durham, NC
Nov 14 – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
Nov 16 – Bottletree Cafe – Birmingham, AL
Nov 18 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
Nov 19 – City Tavern – Dallas, TX
Nov 20 – 502 Bar – San Antonio, TX
Nov 23 – Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
Nov 24 – The Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV
Nov 25 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Nov 28 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
Nov 29 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
Dec 1 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
Dec 3 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, British Columbia


Tweedy
(Photo by Noah Silvestry)
Sept 26 – Berklee Performance Center – Boston, MA
Sept 27 – Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts Center – Northampton, MA
Sept 28 – State Theatre – Portland, ME
Sept 29 – Flynn Center for the Performing Arts  – Burlington, VT
Oct 1 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
Oct 2 – Covenant Fine Arts Center @ Calvin College – Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 3 – 5 – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass @ Golden Gate Park – San Francisco, CA
Nov 4 – London Palladium – London, United Kingdom
Nov 6 – Apostel Paulus Kirche – Berlin, Germany
Nov 7 & 8 – Rolling Stone Weekender – Weissenhauser Strand, Germany
Nov 9 – Koncerthuset, Studie 2 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 10 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, Norway
Nov 11 – China Teatern – Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 13 – Theater am Tanzbrunnen – Cologne, Germany
Nov 15 – Het Depot – Leuven, Belgium


Arc Iris
(Photo by Shervin Lainez)
Sept 26 – Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN
Sept 27 – Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
Sept 30 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
Oct 1 – Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 2 – Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.
Oct 3 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 4 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Oct 23 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
Oct 24 – The Loft – Dallas, TX
Oct 25 – Parish – Austin, TX
Oct 28 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
Oct 30 – The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 31 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Nov 1 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
Nov 2 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
Nov 4 – Palladium – London, United Kingdom
Nov 6 – Apaostel-Paulus Kirche – Berlin, Germany
Nov 9 – Koncerthuset, Studie 2 – Vestamager, Denmark
Nov 10 – Sentrum Scene – Ilsaas, Norway
Nov 11 – DR Concert House, Studio 2 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 13 – Theater am Tanzbrunnen – Koln, Germany
Nov 15 – Het Depot – Leuven, Belgium

HOST Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…

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