This is my favorite part of mise en place. Is it not a necessity to become a great cook but it does make cooking more enjoyable. This part of mise en place helps me relax and focus on why I love cooking. My favorite way to create ambiance is to put music on.
I love listening to Jazz in the form of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. Jazz and cooking are just made for each other! Here is a playlist with some of my favorites.
A few other ways you can create ambiance:
- Pour yourself a glass of wine
- Adjust the lighting to create a moody and cozy atmosphere
- Invite loved ones to cook with you
- Listen to an audiobook
- Put on your favorite TV show
I think it’s important to remember to not take cooking too seriously. That’s why I wanted to include this concept as a part of mise en place. As a reminder to enjoy the process.
I would love to hear the ways you create an ambiance in your kitchen. Leave a comment down below sharing what helps make cooking more enjoyable for you.