It’s Friday, and you know what that means: the weekend is hours away. While most of us will be digging deep for those dusty gems, some of us will reward ourselves by cooking a meal fit for a king (or queen). Weekend time means cooking time in the Flea Market Funk household, so when Rapper’s Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook came across our plate, we were ready to dive in. Published by Dokument Press, and written by Joseph Inniss, Peter Stadden & Ralph Miller, this isn’t your ordinary cookbook. Filled with thirty specialty recipes inspired by hip hop artists past and present, it is surely one of a kind.
With recipes such as Notorious P.I.G. feat 2Pac Choi, Tiramisu Elliot, Snoop Stroganoff (“Eat Beef Everyday!”), and Ludacrispy Duck among others, the book doesn’t just challenge your culinary skills, it combines your love of hip hop into a cheeky cooking affair. Illustrated by some of today’s top artists, Rapper’s Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook is just that: delightful. Recipes are of varying difficulties, from beginner to advanced, and seriously, who wouldn’t want to make some DMEggs Benedict “up in here”, or a hot bowl of Wu-Tang Clam Chowder (“ain’t nuthin’ to fuck with), Public Enemiso Soup, Run DM Sea Bass or Busta Key Lime Pie?
“There are all aspects of Hip Hop, but the best of it has unique blending of ingredients, detailed preparation as well as great taste. Rappers Delight connects like great food, makes too much sense.” -Chuck D, Public Enemy
If you’re a fan of cooking, music, or hip hop, there’s something in it for you. If you like all three, then this is your holy trinity. The bespoke artwork and family friendly (no expletives at all) text make it a fun filled cooking night with your kids or loved ones. They will not only learn about cooking, there’s a history lesson. You can whip up some buns inspired by KRS and tell your kids that “You Must Learn”. See how that works? Entertaining as well as educating, these three authors take cooking to the Anotha Level. I could go on all day with obscure hip hop references, maybe even longer than this prank call from the mid nineties that had a dude ordering more hip hop groups from a thai menu, but we are talking about this ground breaking recipe book here. We might have liked to see our favorite foodie rapper Action Bronson in this bad boy, but possibly for volume two? Available from all major book sellers, you need this recipe book on your shelf, we are about to put one on ours.
The book is available on September 25th. More info here.
Keep Diggin’! (and cookin’)