You don’t need science to prove that music is capable of motivating you or putting you in a very specific mood (though there is science for that). Which is why plenty of chefs are particular about the soundtracks that play while they work in the kitchen. Annie Kamin, a 2019 Eater Young Gun, says, “I curate playlists and choose songs that jive with what what I’m cooking [or] baking at home or at work.” Often, that’s chocolate: Kamin is the chief-of-staff at Dandelion Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in San Francisco where she started as an assistant and ended up overseeing the company’s factories and production.
As a chocolatier herself, Kamin improved production by helping the company diagnose and cure its chocolate tempering issues. Below, Kamin says, is her playlist for when “I’m tempering a huge batch of chocolate.”
Annie Kamin’s Playlist
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