April Bloomfield’s Seasonal Playlist

Just like food, music flourishes according to season. Lively steel-drum beats go down easiest under a July sun; languid jazz is best consumed fireside, with a heady aroma of coq au vin in the air. Fittingly, it was James Beard Award-winning chef April Bloomfield—best known for such New York dining institutions as The Spotted Pig and The Breslin—who reminded us of that relationship. “Normally, I like to listen to the food talk while I cook,” she says. “I love bubbling, searing sounds. But recently I’ve started to listen to music a bit more when cooking at home. The music I listen to changes not so much for the evening, but according to the season.”




Below, Bloomfield shares her seasonally influenced playlist: From Paolo Nutini’s hopeful spring chorus to Amy Winehouse’s aching winter ballad, consider it your secret ingredient for any cooking endeavor in the new year.

Any track from Side Sky of Honey; Kate Bush
Shine on You Crazy Diamond; Pink Floyd
Hercules; Sarah Bareilles
New Shoes; Paolo Nutini
The High Road; Broken Bells

Diamonds; Rihanna
Over Powered; Roisin Murphy
Hide U; Kosheen
Chandelier; Sia
Lose Yourself to Dance; Daft Punk

Fall at Your Feet; Crowded House
Portland, Oregon; Loretta Lynn
From Clare to Here; Nanci Griffith
Autumn; Paolo Nutini
Fortune Teller; Allison Krauss

Blood Stream; Ed Sheeran
I See Fire; Ed Sheeran
Set Fire to the Rain; Adele
Love is a Losing Game; Amy Winehouse




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Photographs from aprilbloomfield.com
Portrait by Melanie Dunea. Food still life by Nicole Franzen

Written by DARA Artisans.Dec 17, 2014
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