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Old 08-09-2007, 02:26 AM   #1
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Music while cooking?

Greetings,

While you cook at home or in a restaurant, what do you listen to, aside from the other cooks and waiters/waitresses? And what do you listen to at home while cooking? Also, what do you like to drink?

Just to kick this thread off, I'll say what I like:

For music, any song by Korn, Slipknot, Disturbed, Static-X or something from the radio.

For drinking, while working or at home, nothing alcoholic. Ideally, a nice red bull, sobe, beaver buzz or rockstar. If none of those, some dr.pepper or pepsi.

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Old 08-09-2007, 07:45 AM   #2
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I have a small color TV with cable, so sometimes I watch/listen to the news or the Food Network while cooking (it was more fun when Good Eats came on at 7 p.m., when I usually start cooking during the week). Sometimes I listen to a sort of easy listening station on the radio; I'm not much for collecting music and playing specific CDs.

I used to drink wine while cooking, but I've had stomach problems lately, so now I drink plain water or lemonade.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:49 AM   #3
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The only time I play music when cooking is when I BBQ ribs, etc. Then I play Blues! It sets the stage, and seems to make the ribs extremely tender!

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Old 08-09-2007, 08:02 AM   #4
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I love to listening to music if I am cooking. I usually try and pick something that goes with the menu if you know what I mean.
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:36 AM   #5
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At home, I prefer to have the TV on to the nightly news. The doesn't settle with the kids, as they want to watch cartoons. I'll drink whatever I have on hand, water, koolaid, fruit juice, soda pop, a beer if I'm lucky, etc.

At work, we are lucky enough to have a radio. Most of the cooks, as well as myself, are happy with classic rock. The Chef likes to listen to NPR. One of the night cooks likes to listen to "alternative rock", which sounds like what llvllagical_llkook listens to, if I recognize the band names.

When I drink something at work (which is quite frequently, considering the heat), it's usually water, lemonade, soda pop if I feel daring (don't like to drink caffeine, as it dehydrates me), and I stay away from alcohol completely (against company policy, plus it dehydrates me).
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:17 PM   #6
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Blues while making ribs? Maybe I'll try that. From the sounds of it, many aren't quite familiar nor do some like the metal and rock genre. I understand this, but listen to a song called Twisted Transistor by Korn. It's more of a club-like song, no screaming or anything like that, no senseless pounding of the drums or guitars.
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Originally Posted by llvllagical_llkook
Blues while making ribs? Maybe I'll try that. From the sounds of it, many aren't quite familiar nor do some like the metal and rock genre. I understand this, but listen to a song called Twisted Transistor by Korn. It's more of a club-like song, no screaming or anything like that, no senseless pounding of the drums or guitars.
Actually, I’m fan of that genre myself. I’m a fan of all types of music actually, but my preference is for hard rock. I’ve got Static-X’s debut album, my fav on that one is Push-It.

I love Disturbed, with Sickness being one of my favorites.

I’m also a fan of Drowning Pool, Rob Zombie, White Zombie, Metallica, Ramstein, Godsmack, Mudvayne, Pantera, etc.......

I also like softer rock like AC/DC, Nickelback, Dokken, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Guns and Roses, Cinderella, Puddle of Mud, Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Everlast, etc......

I’ve never been a huge fan of Korn, but I do love their remake of “Word-Up”. They did a really good job on that. Speaking of remakes, Disturbed’s remake of “Land of Confusion” is excellent as well. Metallica’s remake of “Turn the Page” is pretty good, and Alien Ant Farm’s “Smooth Criminal” is really good.

I have a rather varied and eclectic taste in music.

Oh, and Uncle Bob, I absolutely LOVE the Blues!!!!
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Generally, whatever is playing on XM Deep Tracks works for me, except for... there are always exceptions... special occasions, holidays or particular dishes where I'll ...choose suitable "food-mood" music... Try repeating that quickly three times (ok, not great grammatically but it is fun to say)


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Old 08-09-2007, 05:56 PM   #9
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Well, to be truthfull, after 3-4 busy bee kids all day, and my DH blasting the ORiely Factor from two tv's at the same time..ear plugs are my best friend..When I'm trying to count cups of something I'll take a big dose of QUIET!!! I love most music, but not when I'm busy, it distracts me and dancing,which I tend to find myself doing and whisking at the same time don't mix..
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:59 PM   #10
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Keltin, I love your taste in music. I'm not a big fan of AC/DC, def lepard and some others, but do like evanescence. Korn is not a popular band among many, but oh well. Do you like Ten Thousand Fists by Disturbed or Marilyn Manson's remake of Sweet Dreams? So far keltin, you're the first on here that I know who likes my idea of good music. Blues I'm not as much a fan for, except songs by Steve Rai Vaughan (jazz/blues) are absolutely amazing.
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