Music to Cook By
If we went by what plays over the cooking shows on the Food Network, most of us would probably be listening to non-descript jazzy funky techno-pop. In the case of Everday Italian or Nigella Feasts, you might be listening to pseudo porn background music. Can you even think of a cooking show that plays any kind of music worth listening to?
When I'm cooking, music often plays an integral part of the experience. Most of the time, I just dock my iPod at the stereo and set it to shuffle the rock songs. Other times, one of my favorite things to play is a DVD of Joe Satriani Live in San Francisco. Great stuff to chop onions by.
You could probably guess by now that my preferred music is rock. I'll listen to pretty much anything while cooking, though. Right now, Christmas music is especially appealing.
So what do you like to play while cooking? Chime in the comments to post your favorite cooking music.