Behind The Butter

what’s your kitchen soundtrack?

I totally listen to the same playlist every single day. Makes the cookies bake faster!

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    Erin (Travel Eat Repeat)
    June 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Is it weird that I love listening to NPR while in the kitchen? Since I don’t get the chance to listen in the car these days — my new commute is a 15-minute walk each way! — I catch up with my favorite NPR programs while cooking.

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      Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf
      June 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      My Design I professor would play NPR in class while we worked on our projects. I totally get it.

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        Baking 'n' Books
        June 21, 2011 at 4:51 pm

        What’s NPR?…;) Oye.

        I’m going to check out these songs! Never heard of Iver. And I want to hear that Coldplay song – love them. Although I can barely listen to their whole ‘Clocks’ CD because I listened to it over and over during a break-up – such a girl.

        Jenna, what do you think of AudioBooks?

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          Kristina
          June 22, 2011 at 11:02 am

          NPR = National Public Radio

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          Laura @ Backstage Pass
          June 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm

          Bon Iver (aka Justin Vernon) is fantastic! His new album was just released yesterday, it’s worth purchasing πŸ™‚

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    Amanda
    June 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I LOVE Bon Iver!!!

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    Lisa
    June 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Huge Bon Iver fan! Recently discovered them and can’t get enough. I like the Kate Nash station on Pandora. I also listen to modern tango music when cooking.

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      gia
      June 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm

      I like this suggestion! upbeat. thx. πŸ˜‰

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      Bec
      June 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm

      The new Bon Iver is fantastic!! You need to have a listen to Calgary and Perth

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        Laura @ Backstage Pass
        June 22, 2011 at 7:04 pm

        Agreed! We’ve got him for two nights in July (I work at some concert venues) and both shows sold out like right away. He’s a really talented dude!

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    R @ Learning As I Chop
    June 21, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I am the opposite – I love total quiet in the kitchen.

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    Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf
    June 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    My favorite is definitely jazz. Rosemary Clooney, George Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra… don’t care. It all makes me a blissful cook. That and wearing a cute apron. πŸ˜‰

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    Kristina
    June 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Totally several of my fav. songs on there – love Bon Iver and Tegan and Sara. And “Ohio” by Damien Juardo is such a great track… beautiful but it makes me feel all sad and melancholy

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    Ashley @ 5ohwifey.blogspot.com/
    June 21, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I dont think I’ve every heard any of this songs COUGHexcept the greys cast onesCOUGH

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    Jen of My Tiny Oven
    June 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I recently saw the musical Wicked, so I can’t get enough of the that soundtrack right now! Always need music in the kitchen!!

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    Taysa
    June 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Anything on our record player. Edith Piaf, Lorretta Lynn, Neil Young, The Kinks, Leonard Cohen…

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    Alexa @ Simple Eats
    June 21, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I love listening to the James Taylor station on Pandora. Awesome to cook to!

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    Meghan @ StruggleMuffins
    June 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Love Bon Iver! Any activity’s made better when put to a soundtrack πŸ™‚

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    @HilaryFleming
    June 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks for posting this…not much of a music person so this is good to give me ideas of what to add to my list. πŸ™‚

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    gia
    June 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    well, nothing, because my computer speakers are lousy. Did you add speakers to your computer??

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    Running With Mascara
    June 21, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I definitely don’t listen to enough music in the kitchen – I kind of forget I can! But I think it would add a whole new level of enjoyment to cooking!

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    Sara
    June 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Love Bon Iver and Cat Power. I like your style.

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    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    June 21, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Most the time I don’t listen to music in the kitchen.

    Share pictures of your kayaks! I want to see a post on that. A day at the River. : )

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    Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen
    June 21, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I’ve been listening to the new bon iver non-stop. I also am totally obsessed with podcasts like radiolab and this american life.

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    dragonfly180
    June 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    love “blindsided” and will have to check out some of these other songs πŸ™‚

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    Erica
    June 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    If you like “The Story” it’s by Brandi Carlile. You should also give a listen to: “What Can I Say.” It’s another favorite of hers that was also on Grey’s Anatomy. You’ll recognize it I’m sure. πŸ™‚

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    June 21, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    You KNOW you’re a true chef when you have kitchen soundtracks. Wow!

    I sing the ABCs and Barney showtunes. And The Wheels on the Bus.

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    Emily @ Comfortable Home Life
    June 21, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I love Bon Iver! I usually just switch on my Pandora radio station that’s based off Mumford and Sons & Iron and Wine. I named it “Mumford and Wine” because I’m nerdy like that. πŸ™‚

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    Monika @ Powered by Paprika
    June 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Very cool! I don’t have a kitchen soundtrack, but will look into getting one πŸ™‚

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    Molly @ RDexposed
    June 21, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I always have Blind Pilot on a Pandora channel. They’ve recently told me that I’ve been listening too much though. Booooo.

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    Mel
    June 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I pretty much always listen to one of four albums by an amazing band named Crooked Still. Once in a while I’ll mix it up with some NPR though πŸ™‚

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      Elena @MTJW
      June 22, 2011 at 6:57 am

      Thanks for the tip Mel – listening to Crooked Still now and loving it.

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    Laughter-Loving Stacy
    June 21, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    HOLY MOLY JENNA. I decided to check out Bon Iver, since he seems to be taking up most of the playlist… and I. LOVE. HIM. NICE.

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    June 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I always forget to turn music on. I think of it after whatever I’m cooking or baking is inevitably in the oven or I’m cleaning up! Love Bon Iver, good stuff!

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    The Teenage Taste
    June 21, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I never usually listen to music when I’m baking/cooking, but now I have to try it! I bet the music makes the whole process even more fun! πŸ™‚

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    sarah beth
    June 21, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    have you listened to Bon Iver’s new album? it rules. http://www.npr.org/2011/06/09/136855313/first-listen-bon-iver-bon-iver

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    Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble
    June 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I too often forget to turn music on. People always comment how weird it is that I cook, clean, do everything but drive the car in silence, but I really just don’t notice or think about it half the time. I love streaming to KCRW but often just forget to turn it on.

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    Molly
    June 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    ah Thompson Square! My fav πŸ™‚
    I love cooking slow sunday dinners with Van Morrison.

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    Danielle
    June 21, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    love Bon Iver!

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    June 21, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I love Cat Power! I don’t have a kitchen playlist, but if I did she would totally be on it.

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    amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    June 21, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Ooh…nice list πŸ˜‰

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    Kayla
    June 21, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Oh, Bon Iver is perfect, isn’t he? He’s from my home state of Wisconsin. Good stuff comes from America’s Dairyland. πŸ™‚

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    Dee
    June 21, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Fun! I love seeing and listening to other people’s playlists! It’s the best way to find new artists!

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    Jen
    June 21, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Ahh, so excited to see so much Bon Iver love! I went to school with Justin V. and his talent was amazing even then πŸ™‚

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    Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    June 21, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Okay, this is going to sound ridiculously nerdy, but sometimes i listen to NPR while cooking.. i’m basically 65 yrs old and LOVE them haha. Otherwise it’s Pandora;s Vampire Weekend playlist. πŸ™‚

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    June 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I love listening to oldies πŸ™‚ Glenn Millet, Elvis, Sinatra. I love listening to musical soundtracks too! and fo sure makes time go faster!!

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    Sonia (the Mexigarian)
    June 21, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Right now I have Marty Robbins playing on my record player. Flipping over old records are not the best thing when your hands are covered in flour and dough but I love my player. I had just switched out the BeeGees. πŸ˜€

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    Katie @ peacebeme
    June 21, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    this post made me realize that I haven’t listened to music while cooking in a long time, or even listened to music in general except in the car. I need to do that!

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    Annie@stronghealthyfit
    June 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    <3 Bon Iver πŸ™‚

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    Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles
    June 21, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Are you going to kiss me or not=AMAZING!!!!!

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    HilaryJo
    June 21, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    *nerd alert* when i listen to music while cooking/doing whatever…it is usually the epic soundtrack channel on pandora. I like to try to guess what movie it is (usually pretty easy…) Yep. My hubby loves to tease me about it πŸ˜‰

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    Erin
    June 21, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Love Love Love Bon Iver! I totally did a double take when I saw your playlist since I’m always raving about him to my friends and non of them know what I’m talking about. You have good taste is music! πŸ™‚

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    Laura
    June 21, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    I’m always listening to music in the kitchen. My most common playlist is a random shuffle of Mumford & Sons, David Gray, and Ray Lamontagne. I never tire of these artists.

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    libby
    June 21, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    love bon iver!!

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    Lauri (Redheadrecipes.com)
    June 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    I set Pandora to ‘Oldies But Goodies’ and dance all around the kitchen!! Ha ha, LOVE some oldies!

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    Kristin
    June 21, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    I love the idea of a kitchen playlist!!!!

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    Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out
    June 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Hmm, I don’t have a playlist. That’s probably why I stink at being in the kitchen. πŸ˜€

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    Heather
    June 21, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    LOVE the plethora of Bon Iver!

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    Sarah
    June 21, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Huge Bon Iver fan! I also enjoy Coldplay. Takes me back to a summer job and a first love. Ahhh. I just downloaded their new single. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of Adele, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Foster the People, Two Door Cinema Club, Tom Petty, and Ratatat.

    I’ll have to check out Damien Jurado because I’m from Ohio, so I’m already liking the title of the song.

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    Janna
    June 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I dig your style lady!

    I’ve been loving the Ellie Goulding pandora station lately. Check her stuff out!

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    kyla
    June 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    LOVE Bon Iver. I tend to listen to him more though in the fall/winter. Especially when it’s chilly and overcast out.

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    Ali
    June 21, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I want to marry Justin Vernon. You have got to check out the new Bon Iver album. He is phenomenal. And he lives just near me in Wisconsin πŸ™‚

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    courtney (pancakes and postcards)
    June 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    great playlist! I have something on my ipod called “cooking” from YEARS ago and i’m pretty sure it has miley cyrus and beyonce on it. not quite as awesome.

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    Emily
    June 21, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Bon Iver! Florence! Cat Power! Oooh, I appreciate… You have good taste, girl!

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    Katrina
    June 21, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Grenade by Bruno Mars is a song I can’t get out of my head. Whyyyyy??? haha

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    Jamie@everydaydolce
    June 21, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Jenna! So glad to see you’re a Bon Iver fan! Have you heard his latest track “Calgary” and his cover of Bonnie Raitt’s “I can’t you love me”?

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    amanda
    June 22, 2011 at 5:09 am

    I listen to that bon iver album too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5Swa9CYgRk
    this video is awesome.

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    Elena @MTJW
    June 22, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Wow, there’s a LOT of Bon Iver love on this comment board. If you like Bon Iver you should definitely check out FLEET FOXES. Their two albums are by far my favourite cooking music. She & Him also makes quite a strong appearance on my cooking playlist.

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    Elena @MTJW
    June 22, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Also check out http://www.cbc.ca/radio3 for some free Canadian Indie music!

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    val @ lots of dishes
    June 22, 2011 at 9:55 am

    you have to get the new bon iver album. it is magnificent.

    or just watch this over + over + over + over as i’m doing today.
    http://pitchfork.com/news/42940-watch-bon-iver-on-fallon-again/

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    Melissa
    June 22, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I totally have a playlist entitled, “kitchen dancing”. And it DEFINITELY includes some Tegan and Sara…and some Frank Sinatra…and some Akon just for good measure.

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    Lara @ TresLaLa
    June 22, 2011 at 10:38 am

    New Bon Iver album came out yesterday, I believe. Heard the review on NPR – might be my next iTunes purchase! Although my normal kitchen soundtrack is usually whatever’s on HGTV or some crazy Pandora 80s station.

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    Fran
    June 22, 2011 at 11:41 am

    The fragrance of dark coffee youtube it its an awesome jazz song

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    Laura @ Backstage Pass
    June 22, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Great playlist! Several favorite artists on there. My go-to cooking soundtrack is usually the Middle Cyclone album from Neko Case. And of course I have to sing along with each track!

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    Tami
    June 22, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Had to let you know that my girlfriend from HS is the sister of Justin from Bon Iver. I forwarded her this link so she could see how far reaching his music is (although I think she knows! πŸ˜‰ ). Fun to see your playlist! πŸ™‚

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    Charise
    June 23, 2011 at 5:06 am

    I like to throw on Pandora when I’m cooking – either the Mumford & Sons, Kate Nash, or La Roux stations are good for time in the kitchen, depending on my mood.

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    Gloria
    June 23, 2011 at 5:29 am

    You have awesome taste in music! I was especially excited to see Damien Jurado on there. Love him! Have you heard of Great Lake Swimmers? I think you might like them. I’m also really into Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes right now. Have a great day πŸ™‚

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    Marisa
    June 23, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I LOVE that you have local Seattle favorite Damien Jurado on your list! If you haven’t already I think you should check out another Seattle favorite The Head and the Heart. Based on your play list I think you’d really love them too! I’m so in love with them I’ve seen them play 8 times in the past year πŸ˜€

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    Ashley
    June 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Bon Iver is one of my favorites! SO glad his new album just came out!

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    alex
    June 23, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I love your playlist. Chan Marshall is amazing.

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    Katherina @ Zephyr Runs
    June 26, 2011 at 6:18 am

    Great playlist… love all of those artists!

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