About

[Note: This site is on a bit of a hiatus, but I often think about reviving it in some capacity! Maybe it will happen someday.]

Hello! I’m Laura Leebove, a Midwestern 20-something living in Brooklyn, and I have a mostly healthy obsession with both music and food. I’m a writer and editor (formerly the managing editor at the late Wondering Sound) who spends most of her time in the kitchen or eating through NYC.

A few years ago I realized that the associations I make in relation to music — moods, emotions, seasons, places and people — can often be made with food, too, and I started this blog in January 2011 to explore the intersection of these two worlds. Most often it’s through music-inspired recipes — some that are very literal or punny and others that are a bit more interpretive and personal. Occasionally I’ll post themed cooking playlists and features on people or places that are finding creative ways to combine what we hear with what we eat. I also coproduced the food and music event series Supper Studio, where we crafted a multicourse dinner inspired by a band’s music, and had them on hand for an intimate show.

Feel free to contact me at laura [at] eatingthebeats [dot] com (please, no music press releases), or just leave your thoughts in the comments. You can follow me on Twitter at @eatingthebeats for updates on new posts, or follow my personal Twitter feed or Instagram for more frequent food- and music-related musings.

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