Playlists for cooking, eating, and hosting

Playlists for cooking, eating, and hosting

For those times when cooking feels like a chore, we always turn to music to elevate the mood. Finding the perfect playlist can help set intention for the task ahead and create a sense of occasion. We've gathered 5 playlists for every occasion, matched with recipes to cook along with — from getting through the mid-week slump to dazzling with a dinner party.

Pour yourself a vino and turn up the volume. Here are our go-to playlists for all your cooking, eating, and hosting needs. Allow us to set the mood.



Mid-week reset

It’s Tuesday and the week ahead looks daunting — fall back on a classic and satisfying pasta dish that takes 15 minutes from start to finish (and make extra to have leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch).

Cook: Thomas Straker’s Cavolo Nero Rigatoni
Drink: Banks and Burbidge Non-alcoholic Gin and Tonic
Play these tunes while you cook.



Date night

Bring the outside in with an easy but elegant at-home date night.

Cook: Shannon Bennett’s Snapper with Chermoula
Drink: Gimlet
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Aperitivo Hour

Unwind into the weekend with chill tunes and good snacks.


Cook: Food For Everyone’s Gnocco Fritto with Prosciutto and Zucchini Chips with Pecorino

Drink: Negroni

Groove along to this playlist



Dinner Party

Feed the masses with Alison Roman’s lasagne. Cooking for many is no easy feat - so pour yourself a drink that adds some pep to your step, and press play. Best enjoyed with friends.


Cook: Alison Roman’s Very Good Lasagne

Drink: Andrew McConnell’s Party Sangria

Get the good times rolling with this playlist



Sunday Afternoon Baking

Baking is a weekend sport for us when we have a clear head and a few hours to spare. Sip on homemade coffee while you make these biscotti. Long live the cappuccino.


Cook: Carla Lalli Music’s Coffee Hazelnut Biscotti

Drink: Oat Milk Cappuccino

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