Monday, March 2, 2009

Facebook Group is Down With Music in the Kitchen!

We all have different tastes when it comes to music. But do people really listen to music while they cook?

In an attempt to answer this, I posted a question on a Facebook cooking group in May 2008 asking what people preferred to listen to while they prepared a meal. The initial response was dismal. I only received one comment from a fellow living in Denmark who said he cooked to Metallica when his kids weren’t around.

Thinking my question had long been forgotten, I recently checked back on that group site to see what they were discussing now. I was shocked to discover that my 10-month-old question had reemerged and was one of the group’s current hot topics!

Here are some of the responses.

60s’ music, Bjork, Madonna, Jazz, Jack Johnson, Snow Patrol, “Good old rock and roll”, Enya, Puccini (for Italian cooking), Soul, Alternative, “Ole skool hip hop”, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, “I cook in silence” (WHAT?), Godsmack, ‘80s music, ‘90s music, dance, Old hindi songs, Christmas music, Van Morrison, James Taylor, Kyoto drummers, Bedouin Soundclash, Eric Clapton, Dean Martin, the Blues (nice!), Swing, Patsy Cline and my favorite…“the relaxing sounds of an acoustic guitar”.

I can’t tell you how happy I am to read music is alive and well in the kitchen! Cook-On my musically inspired cooking friends…Cook-On!

Is there a musical artist or type of music you prefer to listen to while you cook? Share your comments here or feel free to send me an e-mail. I'll compile the list and share it on this blog.

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Brent Garell
The Kitchen Roadie

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