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Jul 19, 2009 02:10 PM

What do you listen to while cooking?

My current song is Wig In A Box (Polyphonic Spree).

I have a tendency towards camp, but was curious as to what other people listened to. It has to be happy or at least neutral for me, as I believe that unhappiness transfers to the food (call me a hippie--not that there's anything wrong with it--but if you make food when angry or pissy, the food is best for someone you hate or simply bad).

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  1. Uh. My wife making "helpful" suggestions?

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    1. re: RedTop

      ramones, I want to be sedated works too! Ulrich Schnauss if making something which takes more effort. Basically, happy, pleasing music

      Iron and Wine: making pickled peaches

      1. re: RedTop

        If it's music you want, this topic was covered several times in past months, most recently:

        1. re: RedTop

          I was similarly thinking whatever my husband is watching on TV while I'm making dinner. Actually if we are entertaining, and I'm doing all the last minute stuff before guests arrive, my favorite is the Margaritaville station on XM radio.

        2. Usually: NPR Sometimes Springsteen, Jobin, or Willie Nelson.

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          1. re: corneygirl

            Ditto on NPR - we have a couple of local public radio stations that I listen to, so there's almost always some great stories/news/entertainment that's on.

            1. re: bulavinaka

              NPR is on in our house during most waking hours...

            1. Yep, wife wanting to know if I am going to clean up my mess. Also wanting to know how many glasses of wine I have had.

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              1. re: duck833

                My SO usually asks if he should OPEN another bottle of wine.....;)

              2. Diana Krall, Stevie Wonder, Billie Holiday, Doobie Brothers...or the news on my little kitchen tv.

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                1. re: bayoucook

                  My first thought was Billie Holiday. NPR is good too! Sometimes the Food Network for a feeling of competition.

                  1. re: bayoucook

                    Ohhh, Diana Krall is EXCELLENT. 'Temptation' came on while I was making a chocolate souffle last fall, and I laughed like a huge dork.