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Music to cook by

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by modelmaker, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. modelmaker

    modelmaker Occasional commenter

    As it's been pretty dread on here of late, I wondered whether we can revitalise the forum with music.
    It occurred to me that when I'm really in the spirit of cooking at the weekend, I'd chuck a CD on. I don't know if I'm alone in this.
    It's good fun when you're doing a barbecue to have holiday music in the background, Christmas tunes playing while you cook the Christmas dinner so why not find other music for the rest of the year to cook with and inspire you?
    I'll get the thing started with a song about why it's more sensible to cook for yourselves:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHnTocdD7sk


     
  2. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Music is the only thing that is more important to me than food. Family, health and all that gubbins excepted, of course. I collect music avidly and have more records and CDs than I could ever count. I'm lucky in that my lovely wife humours my obsession and so lets me have an entire room dedicated to it, full of record decks, stereo equipment, records and CDs. Plus the bits that have crept down to the lounge as well.
    If I had to choose between music and food, to the point of say:
    a) being able to listen to the vast range of music that I already do listen to and only being able to eat for sustenance, just eating boring food such as gruel for example...
    or
    b) being able to eat a wide range of delicious grub yet only being able to listen to boring drivel for music, such as like Coldplay, for example...
    I'd choose the former.
    I love to play music when I cook and always do.

    Sex and drugs and sausage rolls.


     
  3. Si N. Tiffick

    Si N. Tiffick Occasional commenter

  4. Si N. Tiffick

    Si N. Tiffick Occasional commenter

  5. modelmaker

    modelmaker Occasional commenter

    Glad to know you better nick. What would you typically listen to to?
     
  6. modelmaker

    modelmaker Occasional commenter

    I'm sorry to say we laughed at that when I was young. It shows my age.
     
  7. Si N. Tiffick

    Si N. Tiffick Occasional commenter

    My Grandpa used to sing it to us when we were little! Along with a song called "*****" which was actually about a little boy, and not a woman. Although that one has nothing to do with food...

     
  8. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Varies greatly, MM. I don't listen to pop music, or anything in the charts, if that helps narrow it down.
    Primarily, folk, I suppose. But there's barely a genre of music I don't like. I'm a big lover of jazz. I do have an aversion to almost everything on Radio 1 though.
    Tonight I listened to this (a particular beauty):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK4WAKc9R4g&feature=relmfu
    this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WFRTQbalqc
    this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1VmLdZvUlo
    this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tFBo1QunlA&ob=av2n
    and this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txj060jSd-M&feature=related

    Among others. None of it food related. This being all newish stuff I've picked up recently. I do listen to older stuff too.
    Yourself, MM?
    I love talking music.
     
  9. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

  10. modelmaker

    modelmaker Occasional commenter

    Country music has a small place in my life and I don't care who thinks it shouldn't. There's something on a CD by Mary Chapin Carpenter that gets us going when the mood's right. I burnt the gravy once when my sweetheart wanted to dance with me along with it.
    It's here, but nothing like as good as the studio track which really enticess you away from the gravy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5otMS74u5rg
    Foodwise, it's got aligator stew and crawfish pie.
     
  11. Si N. Tiffick

    Si N. Tiffick Occasional commenter

    I'm not a big country fan but my dad was when I was a kid so I know many of the oldies, Loretta Lynn and Hank etc.
     
  12. modelmaker

    modelmaker Occasional commenter

    I try to keep an open mind about it. I even like some rap when I can understand the words,
    In my youth, there was live jazz music in abundance in the pubs fround our way, folk music in others. Folk music was an easy entry into forming a band where we'd play for beer.
    Later, I liked Ry Cooder, but around this time, as our band tried to want to earn money instead of beer it turned to anything that would get the party started.
    When you're in a band that's going nowhere you don't alaways realise what you're missing.You focus on rehearsing for the gig you get instead of asking what your life is all about.
    These days, like you, there's nothing on R1 that is likely to interest me. I spend my time catching up on the music I ought to have listened to when I was young, Jeff Beck blows my mind, but so does Bix Beiderbeck and anyone who can play boogie woogie on the piano.The bit of county music I can tolerate as well.
     
  13. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

  14. The older I get the more I prefer classical music. Under my father's tutelage I have begun to explore less well known composers and modern classical and it has been a real voyage of discovery.
    But for light relief, as it were, I love Touareg music. Tinariwen of course, but these Touareg ladies are my favourite
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zJK_122BM0&feature=related
    Hypnotic

     
  15. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    Just got the right drumbeat for bellydancing, I'll listen to this whilst making the Middle Eastern lamb Wellingtons.
     
  16. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

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    lapinrose Lead commenter

  18. wiemaranerlover

    wiemaranerlover New commenter

    I use my iPod when cooking, a totally eclectic mix of almost every genre except hip hop!

    I love live music so have a huge variety of bands/singers I've seen over the years that always brings back memories.

    Guess the favourites are Bowie, Beatles, Stones, Jamie Cullum, Stacey Kent, Joni Mitchell, Oasis, Ed Sheeran...
     
  19. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Given that this is on constant rotation on 6Music at the moment and I have 6Music on in the kitchen all day when at home, this has been soundtracking a lot of meals cooked in the 909 household.
    It's utterly superb and I can't get it out of my head. Heart-burstingly beautiful.
    One for the many Francophiles on the forum (although he's Belgian) but I challenge anyone to listen to it and not smile endlessly:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVDlGRBZrEg


     
  20. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

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