Make Your Own Meals: Create a Cooking Soundtrack #30DaysofGOOD

What songs inspire you in the kitchen? Help us make a music mix to listen to while you cook.

Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for June? Make your own meals.

Today's task is a fun one: Compile a cooking soundtrack that rocks. What songs inspire you in the kitchen? Make a music mix to listen to while you work, then pick your absolute favorite cooking jam and submit it in the comments section of this post. GOOD will use the best suggestions submitted between now and June 27 to create GOOD's Make Your Own Meals Playlist. (We did something similar last month for our Sleep Better Playlist, which resulted in the GOOD community sharing hundreds of awesome song recommendations).

At the Hot Knives blog I co-founded, we've long explored the interconnectedness of dance grooves and your kitchen moves. Pairing music and food is a science. For chopping, look to rhythmic songs that dictate precise, explosive motions. For cocktail hour, be sure your soundtrack is comforting and fluid.

We're giving away $500 for you to unite your community and "Make More Meals" from locally-sourced foods. Participate in our Share a GOOD Recipe challenge.

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