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The Baker's Playlist 
Mar. 25, 2009 12:37 pm 
Updated: Mar. 28, 2009 9:48 am
Okay, I'm ready to 'fess up about my little game…my blog post names are song titles. The 80's lyric quiz blog inspired me. (I tanked the quiz, by the way. I didn't follow instructions. But I did get the Schoolhouse Rock bonus points.) I'm not sure how long I could've kept it up, anyway—I want to make Hot Cross Buns for Easter, and I can't think of a song title (of a band I'd actually listen to) that might apply.

What music do you listen to while cooking? Talking Heads always puts me in a good mood. I also listen to a local radio station that plays big band music on Saturday nights. Those are good evenings for baking projects.

  1. All Apologies – Nirvana
  2. Don't Lose Your Temper – XTC
  3. She Cracked – The Modern Lovers
  4. Valentine – The Replacements
  5. Upside Down – The Jesus and Mary Chain
  6. Feel the Pain – Dinosaur Jr.
Mar. 25, 2009 1:21 pm
I love Talking Heads! Sometimes my cooking reminds me of "Burning Down the House." But I'm sure you never have to be "All Apologies" for your baking.
Mar. 26, 2009 8:17 am
How about "Stir it up" by Bob Marley & The Wailers?
Mar. 26, 2009 8:34 am
Ah! That would've worked. Sadly, after too many years of working in restaurants, Bob Marley is on the top of my "overplayed" list. I can't listen to Legend without feeling like I'm back at work. :(
Mar. 26, 2009 11:10 am
"Scratch" by Morphine. Maybe something from Cake?
Mar. 26, 2009 12:44 pm
Nice! (Those would work much better than the Mission of Burma song I was trying to fit in....) One woman I used to work with always sang Def Leopard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me," claiming it was the best bakers' song. Or, as my 8th-grade yearbook printed [voted most popular band!], "Deaf Leopard." Literalists.
Mar. 28, 2009 9:48 am
"Bad Apples" - Guns N' Roses "Girl Keeps Coming Apart" - Aerosmith "In My Darkest Hour" - Megadeath ...then again I'm not a very good baker.
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I am thrilled to be able to combine my love of the written word with my passion for food in my job at I have a background in publishing and in the food service industry, both "front of the house" and back. I graduated from the Culinary Institute of America's Baking & Pastry program and have worked as a baker and pastry cook in Wisconsin, for a season at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, and at bakeries in Seattle.
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My baking career really began when I was in first grade and my family was living in Germany. Every morning my father and I would walk to the local bakery for bread and an afternoon treat, like Apfelkuchen. I love dark sour breads, baking anything with yeast in it, and anything that requires hours of patient work, like croissant and Danish doughs.
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Food we ate while camping. Animal pancakes. My mom's meatloaf. My grandfather's breakfasts.
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I think a baker's real triumph is getting to work at 4 am, day in and day out, so that there are beautiful pastries and loaves of bread on display when the bakery opens three hours later. A personal triumph was making my own wedding cake.
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Heavens! Too shameful to list: all that wasted dough, those burnt nuts, spilled milk to cry over....
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