Music To Bake By

Good evening, friends and neighbors!

     This week has been rather a stressful and hectic one, and seeing as how my last several entries were all rather serious or somber, I thought it was high time for a little more levity in this blog. Therefore, please enjoy-

My Favorite Baking Tunes

     Who doesn’t like bopping around the kitchen to the right music when they’re in the mood? This is by no means a comprehensive list, just some of my favorite tunes and why.
Feel free to send me yours, or share them in the comments! There’s always more room in my bakery playlist!

Candyman (Christina Aguilera)
Because men can cook, and be dead sexy doing it! Love the popping, vintage feel of this song.

Rodeo- Hoedown (Aaron Copland)
“Beef. It’s what’s for dinner.”

Hoochie Coochie Man (Joe K K and Zydeco Force)
I loved visiting New Orleans many years ago, and part of it (besides the food!) was the wild, earthy madness of zydeco music. Perfect song when you’re really feeling the baking mojo, and you feel more like a witch doctor than a baker.

Mambo Italiano (Renato Carosone)
Just something about this song makes you want to whirl around the kitchen, flip things in pans, and toss pizza in the air.

Fuel (Metallica)
Sometimes you want to be calm, serene, and careful. Sometimes you want to light things on fire and rock out over the stove.

Pump It Up (Elvis Costello)
Another song for when you’re feeling the groove of your work, and everything is just in the zone. You’re another Freak in the Freak Kingdom…

Captain Kelly’s Kitchen (Dropkick Murphys)
Does this even NEED explaining?

It’s Tricky (Run DMC)
Hey, it is sometimes!

Felt Good On My Lips (Tim McGraw)
There is a storied relationship between music, love, and food. Why not celebrate country-style?

Louie Louie (The Kingsmen)
Because why the hell not?!

Song of the South (Alabama) and My Front Porch Looking In (Lonestar)
A kitchen is the heart of the house- it’s where the family comes together and eats. Why not music that reminds you of being home?

I Will Play for Gumbo and Fruitcakes (Jimmy Buffett)
They say, “Write about what you know.” That’s Jimmy Buffett in a nutshell. 

A couple honorable mentions as well…

(If I Knew You Were Comin’) I’d’ve Baked A Cake (Ethel Merman)
Tell me you didn’t expect THIS one…

Fighting 17th (Hans Zimmer)
Some of you may be confused why the theme from the movie “Backdraft” is here. Those who recognize it though… 

“Allez Cuisine!”

That’s about all for right now. What are your favorite baking songs? Cooking songs? Just songs for being the kitchen? Let me know!

Stay Classy,