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Jun 16, 2009 08:52 PM

What is your favorite food sound?

For some people it might be the pop of a champagne cork or the sizzle of bacon, but when I made two batches of apricot jam this morning, I realized just how happy that "ping" makes me.

What is your favorite cooking sound?

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  1. The sound of chicken frying in the pan. Memories from childhood.

    1. That "ping-pop" that the first kernel to pop makes. Why does the ping come first?

      There is the elusive crack that you listen for when roasting green coffee beans.

      Whip cream being dispensed from its container makes a sound like no other.

      1. Something thick bubbling on the stove.

        1. My parrot's favorite food sound is the microwave. She goes beep, beeeeep when she wants a treat. ;-)

          I guess mine is the kitchen timer. That means the food is done. ;-)

          Of course my least favorite food sound is the smoke alarm. 8-\

          17 Replies
          1. re: Antilope

            antilope, that is fabulous: "My parrot's favorite food sound is the microwave. She goes beep, beeeeep when she wants a treat. ;-)" my kitties' fave was the pop top of the can. duh!

            1. re: alkapal

              One of our cats, rest his little kitty soul, could -- I SWEAR -- hear you touch the milk jug. He wouldn't come when the fridge opened, unless you touched that milk jug!

              1. re: jmckee

                the good Lord made some awesome critters!!!

            2. re: Antilope

              I love the gurgling sound of the espresso machine when I'm brewing a cup.

              I hate the sound of the hiss of steam when the stem pops off while I'm frothing the milk.

              Like alkapal's kitties, the real kattyeyes loves to hear the pop-top off a cat food can...or the sound of cold cut packaging rustling when there's a treat in it for her. Antilope, too funny about your parrot. ;)

              1. re: kattyeyes

                The parrot sounds exactly like the microwave. When you forget something in the microwave, it emits a single short beep about once a minute. The also parrot copies that sound also and makes you wonder if you forgot something in the microwave.

                1. re: Antilope

                  a burglar breaks in, and hears a voice in the dark, saying "jesus is watching you." it scares the burglar stiff. he hears it again, gets up some nerve and turns on a light. he sees a parrot. "did you say that?" the burglar asks. "yes," says the parrot, "my name is moses and i'm just warning you that jesus is watching you."

                  "who in the heck names a parrot "moses?" he asks.

                  the parrot replies: "the same people who name a rottweiler "jesus."

                  1. re: alkapal

                    I actually know a dog named Moses. Very poorly behaved pooch, he loves to walk around under the dinner table and steal napkins off of laps. Don't know what his favorite sound is though...

                    My sister-dog knows the sound of the freezer opening and comes running for her ice cube treat.

                    1. re: mpjmph

                      I suspect his favorite sound is that of some portion of your dinner hitting the floor. Our pets are even more sharply attuned to food sounds than we are!

                      1. re: kattyeyes

                        I'm a clumsy cook. The dogs come running whenever I say "dammit"!

                        1. re: alanbarnes

                          I understand completely. When either of us cooks, our Bulldogs act like Dyson vacuums, all around the island. You'd think that we actually dropped something. Other than a few molecules, they never get anything. Still, they are both there, "hoovering" the floor. Do you think that Emeril Lagasse has to cook around two Bulldogs?


                          1. re: Bill Hunt

                            HA HA! Claire Robinson (5 Ingredient Fix) is cooking with one (a Frenchie)! He gets a bite or two, so don't let her guy talk to your bulldogs! ;)

                          2. re: alanbarnes

                            Funny as hell, Alan! Our Lab notices rustling plastic wrap sounds as a reason to perk up. She is my assistant in scrap disposal as I trim leftover steak, chicken, even veggies... I toss - she catches. She lays in the most advantageous spots which are inconvenient for me if I have to get to the sink or fridge. Same when we play pool. Ask Kattyeyes...

                            1. re: Scargod

                              Because of special diets, our "family members" do not get any "people food," other than the molecules that they hoover from the floor. Obviously, Bulldogs have a wonderful imagination.

                              Still, with two sprawled out in our kitchen (looked large, when we bought), things get tight.

                              Now, if the gentleman in Kathyeye's story is a "Bulldog whisperer," then he'd be wecome. These two need all of the "whispering" that they can get.


                              1. re: Scargod

                                My dog is also a freak with the wrappers on food - She knows the difference between chips or popsicles and say frozen veggies. She becomes a different dog when a cellophane bag is being pulled open.

                                I like the sound of the slap of dough in the kitchen aid mixer and the last gurgley gasps of the coffee maker.

                      2. re: Antilope

                        from my childhood, the smoke alarm WAS the kitchen timer!?:-).......

                      3. the tap of my spoon on the paper-thin sugar glaze of creme brulee.