Photo by Raul Ranz

Charleston-based podcast Effin B Radio looks at all things food and beverage, “tackling issues that don’t matter at all.” And recently, for host and creator Lindsay Collins, that’s making French onion soup from scratch, which requires an unusually large bag of onions, homemade beef stock and tedious knife-work. To properly caramelize the onions, the process calls for slowly turning onions over low heat in a bath of melted butter, so Collins needs a good playlist to help her zone in and stand by the stove with vigilance. She gave us her top five songs that keep her head in the French onion soup game.

Listen to the playlist on Spotify:

“Et moi, et moi, et moi” – Jacque Dutronc
“Via Con Me” – Roberto Benigni
“Give Me the Night” – George Benson
“Le Temps de l’Amour” – Françoise Hardy 
“Hypnotized” – Fleetwood Mac