Thursday, 29 September 2011

Sophie Dahl's five best songs to cook to


Sophie chose the tracks on Jo Whiley's BBC Radio 2 show last night and today's Telegraph lists these:
1) I WANT A LITTLE SUGAR IN MY BOWL
Nina Simone
I wanted this song to be the theme tune for my cooking show but the BBC wouldn't let me have it. Probably best not anyway - I'm sure critics like Jan Moir would have used it as yet another example of my appalling wanton ways, like taking meringues out of an expensive oven that I didn't own.
2) COME TOGETHER
Ike and Tina Turner version
It's not hugely known, this version, but it should be. I heard it years ago at a house party in New York on a scratchy record player. A great dancing song as well as a cooking one, it feels quite menacing. Tina can belt it like no one else.
3) MY GIRLS
Animal Collective
Joyful in the extreme. It makes me think of the little family my husband and I have created, and how lucky we are to have it. It reminds me of road trips and endless skies...read more

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