A few years back, I got to interview the legendary, charismatic, and winsome Jim Rua, owner and chef of Cafe Capriccio. We spoke of things that he cooks in the off-hours and he let me ransack his refrigerator and drink wine at 9:30 in the morning. Of all the delights within his kitchen, the most critical, he said, was music.
"A kitchen must have music!" he emphatically stated.
I couldn't agree more. Listening to an old record while making dinner or choosing a favorite playlist while working in the late-night hours is essential to my daily life.
So here's a playlist for your February, the month of Peak Winter. Before the twitches for spring arrive and a time for ultimate hygge. Before March kicks you in the teeth, after January's post-holiday blues and our allusions towards bettering ourselves have subsided. Songs for slow, lazy nights, songs for heartbreak and moving on (oh, February, why do you do us like that?), songs with just enough back beat to keep us propelled forward as the days get longer. Listen below or follow this link to Spotify. What songs would you add?