Since his appearance on the EDM scene in 2010, the chef has become a producer Gerry Read has built a steady reputation for humor, hot takes, and sly lo-fi beats. Now, exclusively for worldmusic.blog, the British artist has prepared a visual feature from his time in the food and music industries to create a menu and playlist specially put together for Thanksgiving.
The recipes and music are paired with original artwork by Read's longtime collaborator, illustrator and artist Kristofferson San Pablo, who incorporated Read's characteristic eight-headed figures throughout. Each meal was inspired by comparisons between the aftermath of a rave and the leftover food at a big Thanksgiving dinner. In the meantime, the corresponding playlist offers three hours of pure fun amidst trip-hop, techno and ambient noises.
We'll let Gerry take it from here.
Artwork by Kristofferson San Pablo
"The 8Head's Guide to Thanksgiving Leftovers"
Words and Food by Gerry Read & JG
Artwork by Kristofferson
Thanksgiving leftovers have the potential to be utterly shitty and often effortlessly exceed that expectation. Much like being persuaded to partake in the afternoons of an already difficult night, it is equivalent to saying that there will be a pile of pudding at the end and that if you are led up the garden path under the guise of a delicious meal, you will show up and a turkey curry is given a bag of dusty bush herbs with someone in the corner slaughtering Bob Dylan Numbers on a ukulele. It's an existential level of disappointment.
Then you have it 8 Head Cuban SandwichThis corresponds to an invitation to an inconspicuous nightcap and an all-you-can-eat class A buffet. Kim-Ye B2B with a Bowie Hologram. The 8 Head Cuban Sandwich uses and enhances Thanksgiving leftovers in a similar way to how DJ Koze Enhancing Wonky Outsider House's radio-friendly gems efforts. The turkey, the ham, the cheese, the pickles, the mustard; As you would say DJs out there, it's "the perfect mix".
8 Head Cuban Sandwich:
- Thick white bread
- American mustard
- Thinly sliced dill pickles
- Leftover turkey
- Ham leftovers
- Leerdammer cheese slices
- Preheat a sandwich press (or frying pan / pan) over medium heat.
- Spread a generous amount of mustard on both sides of the bread.
- Start layering the turkey and ham with a slice of cheese between each layer. We go for two layers of meat, but if you're weak and pathetic then just go for one.
- Add your sliced cucumbers to the last layer of meat and place a slice of cheese on top.
- Melt a large chunk of butter in your sandwich press, making sure the top and bottom are covered. Place the sandwich in the press and apply pressure for about 2 minutes, or until the bread is a crispy golden brown on both sides and the cheese looks melted and intertwined with the layers of meat. When using a pan, you are putting something heavy on the sandwich, such as a pan Gesaffelstein Album.
- Eat it brother lmao.
There's nothing like Thanksgiving without a fun old debate, right? Your uncle is deep into Trump vs Biden with Dad, just like these two mustache-sporty techno idiots are debating outside the bathroom safe vs. Berghain: "Berghain is just a tourist spot now. It's for lame students who don't peel the little pink sticker off their phone camera for a month! Safe is for the mind."
You then look ahead and seven tablets (or pork pies) later one of your co-workers passed out and drew something obscene on his boat race. That's typical of both scenarios, isn't it? My aunt once drew a dog with three tails on my cousin's forehead after a Sunday lunch.
Now for the entertainment. Let's go with the beautiful, tasty, and harmless TychoDebut album or ruining everyone's life with basictonal vocabulary? Romance or Psychological Horror? Bob Ross or Bob Twin Peaks? This should be thought out carefully to avoid grandpa spilling the sauce or throwing up their mustache. And those awkward conversations you've had with your cousin are like clashing with your ex later: How are you? How's the job What's your job again? You both discover that there is absolutely nowhere to go, so you both give up. They are so familiar with each other that it is perfectly normal and socially acceptable to ignore each other in the same room for the next five hours.
With that in mind, let's move on to our second remainder.
8 head turbo tacos are leftovers on speed. They are as unpredictable as they are delicious. With a resemblance to Autechre Live sets, no two turbo tacos are the same. A taco shell is like a blank project file, salsa is your automatic filter, leftover turkey is your compressor, and coriander is your beat repeat (enjoyed by some, hated by others). How you construct your taco is a glimpse of your personality and maybe even a glimpse of your childhood. The foundations of the Turbo Taco are based on your Thanksgiving food scraps. Although the possibilities are endless, the only limit to your creativity is your own imagination. Rumors circulated about it on the IDM vine Aphex Twin fills his tacos with chewing gum and mangoes. Getting involved in a turbo taco is like attending the afters and accidentally joining an acid-fueled community. The following recipe is just a guide to the Turbo Taco; You can add any colors / flavors that reflect your incredibly unique personality. Think of it this way: you were asked to do a remix, and this recipe is the trunk.
8 Head Turbo Tacos:
- 1 tablespoon. olive oil
- Taco bowls
- Minced turkey leftovers (and ham if you partake in the pigs) salsa
- 200g diced plum tomatoes
- 1/2 onion dice
- 4 diced chili peppers (add more if you can handle it
- 1 handful of chopped coriander
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- Sprinkle with kosher salt
- Mix the salsa ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
- Put oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat and gently fry the chopped turkey, stirring constantly.
- Heat taco shells in either the oven or microwave.
- Add the turkey to your taco clams and top it with the salsa.
- Serve and enjoy!
It's over You order your Uber, kiss your cousin because you won't see him until next year, or whatever excuse you need. Oh, and ask the Uber driver to paste this playlist on as a reminder of how to better deal with this whole situation next time: 8head's Thanksgiving Playlist.
Ciao for now.
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