Happy Friday friends, fans and followers! (I think they call that FFFFFFF). I’m really excited for today’s post because it involves one of my favorite things in the whole wide world.
Well, my next favorite thing in the world.
MUSIC! Music inspires every second of every day for me, but it’s the most influential when I’m in the kitchen, baking and sautèing away. I did an imprompto poll yesterday to see what you all like to listen to and got a *few* responses!
Thanks for all who responded! It’s weird, I never used to cook or bake with anything in the background. And I must say, music just takes it to a whole new level. Plus, I’m a dancer/singer (semi professional, no big deal) so I JAM when I’m measuring flour and chopping onions. It makes such a big difference I think. Plus, on those days you don’t wanna cook (long day at work, bottle of wine for dinner?) music really gets you in the mood.
This is my “I’m pumped up!” face. What’s yours?
Now, I completely get The Little Ferraro Kitchen’s love for Sinatra in the kitchen, but I must say, I’m definitely more hip hop, techno, pop music when I’m cooking. I need something to pump me up. Another thing to know about me? (If you ever find yourself baking with me), I am a big fan of the repeat button. When I like a song and it has me “inspired” I’ll play it on repeat until I get sick of it. I know, defeats the purpose of having an ipod. But I can’t help it! I like what I like!
So what’s on this elusive cooking playlist? Here’s whats jammin’ in my kitchen.
- Beyonce, Best Thing I Never Had
- Florence Welch, Cosmic Love
- Lupe Fiasco, The Show Goes On
- Glee Cast, Somebody to Love
- Nicki Minaj, Turn Me On
- P-Diddy, Coming Home
- Backstreet Boys, I Want it That Way
- MGMT, Kids
- Kris Allen, Live Like We’re Dying
I know, quite the eclectic mix right? Each of these songs hit me in a different place and take me back to a point in my life. Each song brings back a memory, a smell, a moment that helped define who I am today. And when you’re cooking, I think that’s imperative. With each thing I make, a piece of me goes into it. (I don’t mean literal, creeps). Each meal I make works to ignite a memory, a moment and a smell, just like the music. They work harmoniously to create an unforgettable moment, don’t you think?
Before I wrap up, I have a burning question. So, people have told me I look exactly like Florence Welch. So, friends, I beg the question: Is she my celebrity doppleganger?
What’s on your iPod as you are cooking? And who is your celebrity doppleganger?