Maximum Consumption! Songs to Shake Your Spatula To

October 28th, 2011 1:35 am by Kelly Garbato

A few weeks back, Mofo Goddess Isa held a contest on Facebook; to enter, fans were asked to weigh in with their favorite tunes to cook to. Sadly, I didn’t win – but on the bright side, I got a post idea out of the deal! Here are a few of the songs I like to shake my spatula to (in no particular order, but the first being my entry in the contest, fwiw).

What about y’all? What gets your pancakes flipping?

  • “I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked,” Ida Maria

    Ever since I was reminded of this song via a David Tennant fan video, it’s been stuck in my head. Fun and sexy and cheeky and catchy, what more do you need? That said, the only food I’d recommend cooking in the nude is ice cream. Banana ice cream, natch. (No hot ingredients, duh! What did you think I meant, you pervert?)

  • “Peaches,” The Presidents Of The United States Of America

    “Peaches” is like my life story; just change “peaches” to “apples” and this song = my life. Or at least my autumn, when I spend most of my free time picking, peeling, coring and boiling apples to make applesauce and fruit leather. (Mmmm, strawberry-apple fruit leather!)

    Check it:

    “Movin’ to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches” (OMG I LIVE IN THE COUNTRY AND EAT A LOT OF APPLES!)

    “Millions of peaches peaches for me” (I HAVE A MILLION APPLES! OKAY NOT A MILLION BUT HUNDREDS! FOUR TREES’ WORTH!)

    “Millions of peaches peaches for free” (MY APPLES ARE FREE TOO!)

    “Look out ” (SERIOUSLY THOSE SUCKERS WILL CONK YOU ON THE HEAD WHEN YOU’RE NOT LOOKING!)

    See, it’s like they’re inside my brain!

  • “Home,” Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

    This is just a fun, nostalgic song that reminds me of, well, of home: cozy hearthside fires; a well-used oven, filling the kitchen with warmth and wafting delicious chocolate chip cookie smells through the house; piping hot apple pies; thick books and overstuffed chairs; a pile of smelly, sleepy dogs on the couch. Happy songs make for delicious food, dontchaknow.

    Also, it reminds me of Battlestar Galactica. I love Battlestar Galactica.

  • “Orange Crush,” R.E.M.

    Totally random association: when I was a kid, my family had an Orange Crush cooler – round and pail-shaped! oh 1980s, you crazy decade you! – which always accompanied us on picnics and to softball games and class field trips and such. So Orange Crush evokes memories of sunshine and junk food and volleyball games and togetherness and all the warm and fuzzies of childhood. Yay Orange Crush! Too bad they quit making you. (Wait, Orange Crush is still in production? What! But now it’s all extreme and shit. NOT THE SAME. NOT THE SAME AT ALL.)

    Also, every time I sing this song in my head, I change the words from “I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush” to “I’ve got my sprite, I’ve got my orange crush.” IT JUST MAKES SENSE, OKAY.

  • “Candy,” Iggy Pop and Kate Pierson

    Candy is delicious, and so are Kate Pierson and Iggy Pop. ‘Nuff said.

  • “Gimme Pizza,” Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

    I’M NOT EVEN SORRY.

  • * Damn you military time! I keep accidentally scheduling posts for early morning instead of early afternoon. Insert sigh here.

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