cooking using your own playlist for timings

chatting with a masters student today about her project in to multi-sensory cooking instructions for the ipad I was reminded of an idea I had jotted down years ago:

replace cooking times in recipes with songs from your music collection. so rather than “boil egg for 4 minutes 45 seconds”, it becomes “place egg in to water, hit play on ‘My 1st Song’ off The Grey Album, when it finishes, remove egg from water”. you could even generate the remaining instructions as text-to-speech audio tracks and make a whole playlist to cook by.

“place oiled vegetables in tray in the oven. listen to ‘3 Feet High and Rising’. remove from oven and serve.”

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