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Outside Lands Culinary Stage Stars SQIRL, Anderson .Paak, and Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

Beignet and bounce is back, too

Shangela with Chef Tiffani Faison at GastroMagic 2018
Cal Bingham

Outside Lands, San Francisco’s massive food festival (with a side of music from the likes of Childish Gambino and Paul Simon this year) is back from August 9 to 11 in Golden Gate Park. Food, beer, and wine offerings are once again impressive across the festival, and now the lineup for the Gastromagic Culinary Stage has been released, with stars including Anderson .Paak and Jessica Koslow of LA’s SQIRL fame taking the spotlight.

In past years, this culinary stage has literalized the idea that chefs are today’s rock stars — although, to update that adage for the 2019 Gastromagic lineup, it’s culinary Youtubers that make today’s real idols. This time, food magazine and media brand Bon Appétit is a programming partner with Outside Lands on Gastromagic: Editor-in-chief Adam Rappaport and personalities Andy Baraghani and Molly Baz will perform at the event, emceeing segments and competing in live culinary challenges. The full lineup is below.

Friday August 9

Susan Feniger and Adam Duritz
Counting Crows frontman joins LA’s Border Grill chef, pairing wines from his Napa winery, Elyse Winery, with Feniger’s Mexican specialties

Alyssa Edwards and Melissa King’s Secret Recipes
Drag Race All-Star Alyssa Edwards dances to the beat of culinary creations based on moments of her Drag Race and dance career, as created live by SF celebrity chef Melissa King

Dillagence and Rich Table Present: Donuts
DJ Dillagence samples J-Dilla’s famed album Donuts while SF’s Rich Table team (Sarah and Evan Rich) creates their beloved porcini doughnuts

Snack Cabaret by Boyfriend and Chris Cosentino
Rapper Boyfriend performs her Rap Cabaret with a side of bites from SF’s Chris Cosentino, the offal enthusiast behind Cockscomb, Acacia House, and more

Cal Bingham

Saturday, August 10

Back-to-Back Chef with Bon Appétit’s Molly Baz and Ella Mai
Bon Appétit’s YouTube show “Back-to-Back Chef” performed IRL, as editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport emcees

Slurpers with Bon Appétit’s Andy Baraghani and CupcakKe
Rapper CupcakKe, whose fans are known affectionately as Slurpers, presents them with all things slurpable, with recipes from Andy Baraghani

Jessica Koslow and Big Wild with Bon Appétit’s Adam Rapoport
LA jam and sorrel pesto bowl queen Jessica Koslow dishes up some of her favorites, with a performance from Big Wild and audience tastings to cap it off

The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Live with Jimmy O. Yang
Adam Rapoport, Andy Baraghani, and Molly Baz join Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley on HBO) to make some kind of giant dish

Sunday, August 11

Beignets and Bounce Brunch with Brenda’s and Katey Red
It’s back: Pioneering bounce rapper Katey Redd takes the baton from her former dancer, Big Freedia, who inaugurated this Outside Lands tradition of bounce music and beignets from Brenda’s French Soul Food mastermind Brenda Buenviaje

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Special Guest
Join Anderson. Paak plus a “soon-to-be-announced special guest” for food and a musical performance

Michael Solomonov and Cherry Glazerr
Michael Solomonov of Zahav fame — Philadelphia’s recent recipient of Outstanding restaurant at the 2019 James Beard Award — joins rocker Cherry Glazerr for a “special vegan creation”

Puddles Pity Party & Souvla Throw a Pita Party
The “sad clown with the golden voice” and Souvla’s culinary whiz Tony Cervone host a Pita Party, and everyone’s invited — ideally, Tony will bust a move or two, while he’s up there