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Let's Dish: What Music Do You Cook To?

Let's Dish: What Music Do You Cook To?

Last week the San Francisco Chronicle ran an interesting article that discusses the role of music in the commercial kitchen and features the favored playlists of several Bay Area chefs. With so much time spent prepping, it's no surprise that "music cuts through the monotony of the day," according to one chef. Although cooking at home is very different from being in a restaurant kitchen, I too enjoy listening to some groovy tunes. My favorite cooking music is Chambao, a Spanish group whose flamenco fusion is fabulously chill. How about you? What tunes do you listen to while cooking?

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Food Food 6 years
Sadly, I don't have a, I cook in silence! Or to the music of a sizzling pan!
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 6 years
Jazz on a Sunday afternoon cooking is the best!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I love anything upbeat for cooking, mostly classic rock. Examples are Pour some sugar on me by Def Leppard, Down on the Corner by CCR, Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones or Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf.
TidalWave TidalWave 6 years
I just plug my ipod into the stereo and listen to whatever is on that. Something upbeat that I can sing along to usually works.
pioneers pioneers 6 years
I cook with the Clash and bake with Janis.
shannonkay shannonkay 6 years
I like to listen to audiobooks or podcasts while I cook and clean.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 6 years
Because I need my little girl out of the kitchen when I'm doing the cooking I can usually hear a kids show in the background. Otherwise if I'm baking or something while she naps, I enjoy the silence!
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
I don't. I like to focus on the sounds and fragrances from the cooking. That is my music! :drool:
Chaoticfury Chaoticfury 6 years
I listen to a lot od instumental or classical music. Cleaning dishes the tunes change to rock and indie.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
I'm similar to ElizabethRae. My kitchen and living room are situated similarly. I like to listen/watch the CNN channel.
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 6 years
I mostly watch TV while I cook. My kitchen is peeeerfectly situated to overlook the living room. I'm not anti-listening-to-music-while-you-cook, but I don't have anything set up to play in there!
partysugar partysugar 6 years
Spectra: I like classic too!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 6 years
INXS, Depeche Mode, Placebo,
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 6 years
Spectra, we used to play classical/choir carols around the holidays, I still do it around that time of year!!
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I like listening to classical music when I'm cooking or doing housework. It sounds kind of dumb, but when I was a kid, my mom always did a big major housecleaning right around Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter. While we were all pitching to clean and help prep food, my mom always played Handel's "Messiah" when I play that while I'm cleaning, I just feel like I'm back home with my family again.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 6 years
stuff I can sing along to!!! Snow White had it right with Whistle While You Work :)
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 6 years
Retro in the I was just baking cupcakes for my partners end of the year party in her favorite Irish music...Cranberries "Star"!
KMattes KMattes 6 years
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