I don't know about you all but this girl can't cook passionately without music. Every night when I get home, I bring my iPod speakers into the kitchen and get down. But here's the thing: it can't just be any music. This is not the time nor place for America's Top 40. In fact, if anything, that is absolutely unappetizing to me. This goes for entertaining music as well. When I'm cooking, it's gotta be something worldly. Something Jazz. Something French. Maybe Buddah Bar. Maybe a CD picked up off the street by a guitar player in Barcelona. The point is, this kind of music sends me somewhere, a happy place, a zen zone where I'm free to create and let loose; unwind.
But lately, I've been at a standstill. My usual go-to's of Diana Krall, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and the Gipsy Kings are all kind of underwhelming me. I need some new stuff. While playing around with Pandora today, I came across some new stuff that I'm dying to get back home to download. "Le Breakfast Club de Paris" by Giacamo Bondi, "Underwater Love" by Smoke City, and almost anything by Yelle.
Now I need your help. Wanted: Any and all music recommendations for jamming out in the kitchen.