Cooking and music go hand in hand, or fork in hand.
My aunt, who is a wonderful chef that I cook with often, once told me, “you can’t cook without music”. This has greatly figured into my personal cooking philosophy and I now hate cooking in silence. Music flavors your food just as much as seasoning or emotion does. So my main suggestion is to cook to music, you’re preference is King and you can play whatever you’d like, but i’ll tell you some of my favorites.
I have strong opinions on what I like to cook to depending on the time of day and the type of meal. For breakfasts I prefer lighter music with a more romantic theme. But this is the dinner course and I really love cooking dinner to heavy, strong bass-ed, thumping music. Dinner and trap music are a match made in heaven in my humble opinion. Heavy flavors of a hearty dinner are affirmed by heavy beats and strong lyrics in the music, not to mention it just makes the ambience in your kitchen so much fun. I find this is directly influenced by your own personality and music tastes, I really enjoy cooking dinner to a strong bass line, an R&B oldie, hip-hop, or just about anything with strong material to bring out my emotions and better the meal (they always say cooking with love is the best, but I think strong emotions period translate directly into the betterment of a meal).
In order to better illustrate my suggestions I have attached a dinner cooking playlist below that you are welcome to follow, though I hope you will soon have your own kitchen playlists up and running. Be warned that most of the songs are quite explicit in nature, so please don’t if you suspect some lyrics will offend you, and don’t fret the breakfast and lunch courses will be much lighter in subject matter.
Cook happily to the beat of your own playlist’s drum, and be good.