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Food, Music and Cooking

Updated on May 18, 2013

food, music, cooking

Food, music, cooking a winning combination; put the radio on, slip in a cd, tune to Internet Radio, do whatever you do to let the music flow and then prepare a meal.

If the meal is one I have made many times such as a grilled cheese sandwich then give me rock, The Stones The Band, just about anything that has a driving beat. I can bounce around the kitchen paying little attention to the cooking process because I have done it so many times before that my hands know what needs doing.

Right now I’m listening to Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Devil with the Blue Dress On. My foot is taping and fingers, at least two, working the keyboard. Tonight’s supper, is pizza, frozen, as simple as it gets.

If a stir fry is on the menu, closer attention is required, I may be able to dice and slice but the knife is sharp and a careful eye is essential.

Stir frying is an easy way to prepare a great meal. You can even do most of the preparation the night before and put the diced and sliced ingredients in a sealed container and in the refrigerator ready to use the next day. I do this when I know I’ll be either in a hurry the following day or simply not in the mood, due to work or weather.

Now rock works here, however, my preference is Jazz, either Louis Armstrong, or Louis singing with Ella Fitzgerald. I am calmed and moved by their voices and Louis’s trumpet reached deep within to bring out the best in my preparation. Mood and food preparation go hand-in-hand and music sets the mood.

Stews and soups will vary. The slicing and dicing work well with a mellow Jazz, once again sharp implements are involved, but Reggae, in particular, Bob Marley, imparts the proper rhythm to the stirring.

I regularly make a vegetable stew and all the ingredients could either be grown in my own garden or come from a local supplier, well not the garlic; unfortunately the only garlic usually available here traveled a very long way, from China, to get to my table, but this meal does need garlic so, in it goes.

Food, music and cooking are natural companions. If you are a new cook, get a few recipes for dishes you know you enjoy, select the music you like and get started. There is something very freeing about being able to cook your own meals.


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  • Bob Ewing profile image

    Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick

    I am pleased you enjoyed reading the hub, thanks for the visit.

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    RandomLife 6 years ago from Nashville TN

    Enjoyed reading your hub! So glad I found you on hubpages and can't wait to stop by for more hubs! Thanks.

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    Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

    I agree I can grow garlic, but have not dones so lately, thanks for dropping by.

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    Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

    A wonderful combination, Bob, and I am sure you enjoyed your food as well as your CD. By the way the garlic can be grown in the garden. You got to put the little sectionin in January in England and you get perfect, very tasty garlic.

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    Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

    Breakfast, coffee and music a great way to get the day going . Thanks for dropping by.

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    rpalulis 7 years ago from NY

    Now that's what I'm talking about, food, music and cooking. My favorite cooking routine is in the morning. I'm just a big breakfast guy. Love getting that pot of coffee going,then head straight to my computer blast some tunes, and begin preparing my first meal of the day. Love it!