The 4-Hour Chef – The Soundtrack

The 4-Hour Chef has a soundtrack.

Yes, that’s right. Instead of wine pairings (I explore booze elsewhere in the book), every recipe in the DOMESTIC and WILD sections has a song pairing.

Each tune was carefully chosen to complement the food. It might also be the only playlist in history that starts with Eric B & Rakim and ends with Elvis.


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Individual tracks

Don’t Sweat the TechniqueEric B. and Rakim (YouTube, iTunes)

Pa’Bailar (Siempre Quiero Mas) by Bajofondo (YouTube, iTunes)

Supreme Illusion (Nickodemus Remix) by Thievery Corporation (YouTube, iTunes)

Get This Right by Nate James (YouTube, iTunes)

Raise Your Weapon (Noisia Remix) by Deadmau5 (YouTube, iTunes)

Steam by Peter Gabriel (YouTube, iTunes)

To Know You Is to Love You by Greyboy (feat. Bart Davenport) (YouTube, iTunes)

SexyBack by Justin Timberlake (YouTube, iTunes)

Orchestrated Incident by Gramatik (YouTube, iTunes)

Shima Uta by The Boom (YouTube, (not available on iTunes))

Slow and Low by Beastie Boys (YouTube, iTunes)

El Estuche by Aterciopelados (YouTube, iTunes)

Superstition by Stevie Wonder (YouTube, iTunes)

I Would Do Anything For Love by Meat Loaf (YouTube, iTunes)

Final Home by DJ Krush (feat. Esthero) (YouTube, iTunes)

Sour Girl by Stone Temple Pilots (YouTube, iTunes)

You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi (YouTube, iTunes)

Little Acorns by the White Stripes (YouTube, iTunes)

All My Friends Are Insects by Weezer (YouTube, iTunes)

Ghettoblaster by Cirrus (YouTube, iTunes)

Sel by Smadj (YouTube, iTunes)

Skillz by Gang Starr (YouTube, iTunes)

Animal Rap Instrumental by Jedi Mind Tricks (YouTube, iTunes)

Fish Heads by Barnes and Barnes (YouTube, iTunes)

Ashes & Fire by Ryan Adams (YouTube, iTunes)

Genesis by Justice (YouTube, iTunes)

Eyes on Fire (Zed’s Dead Remix) by Blue Foundation (YouTube, iTunes)

Highlander Theme by Michael Kamen (YouTube, iTunes)

Clambake by Elvis Presley (YouTube, iTunes)

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