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Chazza

Best dishes, best music

What music do you think goes best with your favourite dish? Or alternatvely, whichdish bset brings out the flavour of your favourite food?

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Kedgeree

Which music?

. Piano Concerto No.2 in F major Opus 102 (2), by Dmitri Shostakovich

This one please.

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Liz from Cumbria

Crikey Chazza!

What a hard question. I guess it depends on the food I'm serving at the time. My musical tastes are extremely eclectic so it could be Rachmaninov (or should that be "off") Meatloaf, Prism, some Beatles, Kylie, Eagles, Neil Diamond, Elton John - I could go on and on and ......

Coming further into this generation I love some of Lily Allen's stuff and some of Paolo Nuttini and most of Robbie Williams then there's ........ Just like a catchy tune really.

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Liz from Cumbria

Oh, and if...

I had to choose just one music in the background to go with the food, it would probably be old Eagles or Neil Diamond stuff. Mostly soothing and familiar but nothing jars with the food.

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treehugger

dishes, music

well i love cooking and i love music- so perhaps i might have 10cc life is a cold lasagne, when i'm making lasagne; anything by The Jam when making jam (preferably 'a town called malice')Jimi Hendrix voodoo chile, when i'm cooking chilli (sorry thats terrible!)- failing that a bit of Michael Jackson (wanna be stirring something) will always get me bouncing round the kitchen.
(should i go now?!) xx

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Biggles !

best dishes, best music

must be honest whenever we cook Greek style, or have a BBQ, we have the bazouki playing in the background for a few hours, or Nana Mouskouri (love her opera type CD, used it at our wedding).

Got the taverna cats and they like the music. Little French Spooky is still getting used to this but she is coping quite well. If big old Soots eats it, she will give it a little nibble; she's so cute - my first female moggy !!

For the rest of the cooking a kir or G&T is as much as I'm looking for!! Music for the soul perhaps ?

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treehugger

best dishes best music

sounds good Biggs- i have a couple of old cds with 'world music'- karma collection and that sort of thing- great in the background when i'm making curries- which is probably my favourite thing to cook. I have a couple of Portuguese fado cd's for when i'm entertaining my local friends but after being on repeat 2 or 3 times i'm happy when it stops! If I'm getting ready for a party I like something rocky- ACDC cranked up (lucky no close neighbours!)
but I'm happiest when listening to the Dave Matthews Band with a nice glass of wine :-)

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Gerry

swan roast + Monteverdi

Something Baroque, anyway. Just kidding, Chazza.

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Expat Badger

Best dishes, best music

usually we have the BBC radio on BBCiplayer going...

usually Danny Baker goes on soon as i get home and i listen to him while i cook...he plays the strangest music but i love his show

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Dottie May

Best Dishes, Best Music

OH and I enjoy Jazz (not with any particular dish) and we listen a great deal to Jazz on the computer via
www.Accujazz.com
There are around 60 different types of Jazz to chose from and it is broadcast 24 hours.

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Chazza

Best dishes, best music

Well there's interesting.

Kedgeree, what goes with Shostakovich? Personally I prefer Rachmaninov, but agree that the music shouldn't detract from the food (or vice versa of course).

Treehugger, "Jimi Hendrix voodoo chile, when i'm cooking chilli (sorry thats terrible!)-(should i go now?!) xx" no I like to think of you bouncing around your kitchen. But I was thinking more about music to eat by.

Spooky, bazouki, Mouskouri and kir - sounds poetic!

"Swan roast + Monteverdi"
- sounds good to me. How about with Bach's Goldbergs or the French suites?

I like the strangest music too but not with food, I can't concentrate on both. And I find Jazz just a bit too angular, except for the sublime 'Kind of Blue' and 'Sketches of Spain' by Miles Davis.

Anyone interested in Brian Eno?

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SonyaK

Brian Eno

Chazza
You didn't get a great response to that question!!
I saw Roxy Music, but think it was long after he left the band.
His 'ambient/atmospheric' music was a bit strange, as I remember. But he's produced lots of great records for other artists.
Is he still doing his own music?

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Chazza

Brian Eno

Yep, still going strong. As far as I know his latest mainstream project was the last Coldplay album, but he does heaps of his own stuff. He also works with visuals to go with it.

One recording worth looking out is "Apollo" - you will probably recognise it when you hear it.

 
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