What’s the Best Music to Cook To?

For the culinarily inclined, more time at home means more time in the kitchen. But as any amateur chef knows, you need a killer playlist to get those creative juices flowing. Our three favourite movie soundtracks are stacked with the kinds of infectious tunes that you just can’t help but sing along to — even after you realize you forgot to buy eggs.

Boogie Nights, Vol. 2

A collection of ’70s and ’80s tracks that celebrates crooners who know a thing or two about crafting a strong hook.

Standout track:

“Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield

The Big Chill

Retro Motown hits courtesy of Smokey, Marvin, and Aretha. There’s a reason that most of this movie’s best scenes take place in the kitchen.

Standout track:

“Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations


A blend of soulful grooves and electrifying dance numbers. In other words, heavy on the flavour. After all, it soundtracked a movie about cooking.

Standout track:

“I Like It Like That” by Pete Rodriguez