What are you listening to? For me it's the Danger Mouse, Danielle Luppi collaboration featuring Jack White and Norah Jones; "Rome". Recorded in Rome using musicians who used to work with Ennio Morricone. It's basically a spaghetti western soundtrack without the western. Other times it's Manu Chao (when I REALLY need to get amped up) or my LA Homies, Los Lobos.
What music do you cook with? Anyone who say's Kenny G or Stevie Nicks immediately get's their house toilet papered.