Today, we're back in Brooklyn for an all-BK episode. First, we sit down with Tomer Blechman, chef and owner of multiple restaurants. He shares stories about growing up in his grandma's kitchen, building community through his restaurants, juggling multiple operations, and creating a family-friendly space with live music on Sunday evenings.

Next, we dip into the archives for one of our favorite soulful performances from Eli "Paperboy" Reed. If you have a chance, check out his Instagram, where he teases his rendition of Sam Cooke's live performance at the Harlem Square Club. We're eagerly awaiting its full release because what he has shared so far leaves us wanting more.

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Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient, Chefs and Their Music (Phaidon), is now on shelves at bookstores around the world. It features over eighty of the world’s top chefs who share personal stories of how music has been an important, integral force in their lives. The chefs also give personal recipes and curated playlists too. It’s an anthology of memories, meals and mixtapes. Pick up your copy by ordering directly from Phaidon, or by visiting your local independent bookstore. Visit our site, for more info.

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