Malaka Gharib, founder of the food 'zine The Runcible Spoon. (Photo by Claire O'Neill)

“I like music that makes me want to dance or sing along, and I have a penchant for British bands and catchy synths. I’m really bad at staying up-to-date with the latest music, and all I ever want to do these days is listen to ’90s hits,” she admits.

Her playlist follows.

A Tribe Called Quest, “Bonita Applebum

Doves, “There Goes The Fear

The Phenomenal Handclap Band, “15 to 20

X, “Los Angeles

Battles, “Futura

Underworld, “Two Months Off

Stardust, “Music Sounds Better With You

Vince Guaraldi Trio, “Christmas Time Is Here

The Toadies, “Possum Kingdom

Le Tigre, “Deceptacon”