Whenever you host a dinner for friends, or create a meal for family, music can always add to the experience. The key is proper song selection and keeping the volume low to ensure it never competes with conversation.
The simplest rule of thumb is when serving ethnic food, use music from the part of the world where the dish originates. Having a sushi dinner party? Use Japanese music! Mexican? Try Mariachi. French? Throw on some Edith Piaf.The extra effort will improve your meals dramatically and give you a big leg up in social circles.
With the advent of subscription music services like Rhapsody, it's now simple to go the extra mile and provide fitting music for any occasion.
This particular playlist works best with immigrant Italian food.
Piles of spaghetti or lasagna, antipasti, meatballs, Italian bread and a big basket-bottle of Chianti, all served on a red and white checkered tablecloth. A meal like this would be the perfect accompaniment for this 25 song playlist of mafia-style hits.
14. Une Note A Catania - Various Artists
17. Torno A Surriento - Alain Morisod
22. Cielo Stellato - Various Artists