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Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos’ Favorite Cooking Music

We are living in the era of playlists, which makes me feel a bit old. I left my turntables and vinyl behind, when I moved to Los Angeles to chase Debi, but I shipped all of my CDs.

For many years Debi and I had one of the most-wonderful music libraries I have ever seen in my life: Her passion for old jazz, American classics and early hip-hop married well with my collection of Brazilian and Cuban albums. In our first house together, we had an entire library that showcased our music collection, and we lived the joy of popping a CD into the system until the very last breath of that music medium.

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11 Best Songs About Comfort Food

Ah, comfort food. Is there anything better than sitting down, preferably in front of the TV, and gorging on one of your all-time favorites? The same goes for music. Is there anything better than driving around when one of your all-time favorite comfort tunes comes on? Let’s combine the two and take a look at the world’s greatest songs about comfort food — yummy for both your mouth and your ears.

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Cooking Channel’s Favorite Holiday Music

We asked our chefs and hosts what songs they’ll be playing during the holidays, because cooking and entertaining this season won’t be nearly as fun with silent nights.

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Easy Summer Cookout Playlist

Summer will be over before you know it, so it’s important to kick back, relax and soak in the sun with your family.

Couple great recipes for Tequila Lime Shrimp Skewers, Grilled Tuscan Chicken and Sesame Grilled Asparagus with some of our all-time favorite songs.

These are the ultimate classic chill-out tracks to help you enjoy the days of summer with the ones you love.

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You can learn more about Andrew and The Beat Advisory at www.facebook.com/thebeatadvisory

Summer Potluck Playlist

The potluck. You never know what you are going to get.

When you follow these great recipes for classics like The Ultimate Paella and Five-Layer Mexican Dip, you are sure to please your guests. Not sure if we can say the same for what others are bringing.

It’s best not to leave the music up to chance, so we pulled together a fun mix of eclectic songs from different genres — all in keeping with the theme of summer.

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Get more easy summer entertaining tips.

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You can learn more about Andrew and The Beat Advisory at www.facebook.com/thebeatadvisory

Classic BBQ Playlist

We love ribs. We love sauce. And we love to lick our fingers, too.

It’s BBQ time.

There’s pork butt! There are baby back ribs! There are collard greens! There are Grilled Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwiches (thank you!).

And, of course, there are the tunes. We compiled a great list of tracks to make your barbecue jam, including our favorites from Johnny Cash, John Lee Hooker and Elvis Presley.

Press “play” on this great playlist and enjoy (just make sure your hands are clean before you touch your device!).

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Get more easy summer entertaining tips.

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You can learn more about Andrew and The Beat Advisory at www.facebook.com/thebeatadvisory

Beach Picnic Playlist

Nothing says summer more than the beach. Some people like to lie out and relax, read a book or just take a snooze.

But here at The Beat Advisory, we tend to turn our trips to the beach into daytime disco parties.

So in between bites of the Peach Salad With Tomatoes and sips of Strawberry Pina Coladas, get down to some of our latest and greatest summer grooves, including new tracks from Daft Punk, Capital Cities and Empire of the Sun.

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You can learn more about Andrew and The Beat Advisory at www.facebook.com/thebeatadvisory

Putting the ROCK in Shamrock: Recipes Inspired by Ireland’s Greatest Hits

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time for all things Guinness and green. But the Irish have given us so much more than stouts and lucky leprechauns. Since the 1960s, it’s been a nation that has marched to the beat of different (and very talented) drummers. From Van Morrison to U2, the Emerald Isle has been turning out some of the world’s greatest musical talent for decades.  This St. Patrick’s day, we’re celebrating these artists with some recipes inspired by their greatest hits. Turn up the volume and preheat those ovens, because it’s time to put the rock back in shamrock.

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Music for Valentine’s Day Lovers and Haters

Love it or hate it … it’s coming. Valentine’s Day.

Whether you are setting the mood for a romantic evening, or hating on that absurd flying baby with an arrow, we’ve got your playlist covered.

Valentine’s Day Lovers

Lucky enough to have found that someone special?

Instead of going out to a crowded overpriced restaurant, stay in with the one you love and prepare our best Valentine’s Day dishes. Add in the tunes from our LOVE Valentine’s playlist above and your night is set.

Valentine’s Day Haters

Nobody special this year and don’t want to resort to pulling a Manti Te’o? Just broke up that someone not-so special? Don’t fret.

Pick one (or three) of our best devilish chocolate dessert recipes, crawl up on the couch in your sweatpants and play our HATE Valentine’s playlist.

You can learn more about Andrew and The Beat Advisory at www.facebook.com/thebeatadvisory

New Web Service Pairs Recipes and Music


Let us paint an all-too familiar picture: It’s a Monday night and you are at home whipping up a meal for that special someone. What do you listen to while you chop, dice and saute? Certainly not silence or, gasp, conversation. No, preparing food demands music. It can be difficult to find the right accompaniment to the meal you are cooking, however.

That’s where Sandwichfunk comes in. This new web service pairs recipes with appropriate music playlists. Grilled cheese? They suggest some Sugarhill Gang. Chicken cutlet sandwich? Go for the Paul Simon. Each playlist is timed to match how long it takes the meal to cook up.

The site is still in its infancy but they already have dozens of recipes and playlists available for your perusal.

Get more sweet playlists to pair with your favorite recipes.

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