Snoop Dogg rose to fame after he appeared on the rap scene in 1992 as Dr. Dre’s newest prodigy. The megastar rapper from Los Angeles dropped hits such as ‘Gin and Juice’.
Tha Doggfather went on quite a journey throughout his life. In 2012, after spending some time in Jamaica, the singer converted to Rastafarianism and released a reggae album.
He later had his name carved in stone as he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame. Snoop has always been known to push boundaries and do unconventional things, like the time he released his track as a ringtone first, and as a single later. The celebrity has starred in TV shows, movies and now has moved to another medium: cookbooks!
Snoop Dogg Drops a Cookbook
The star established himself as a household name, eventually reaching global fame. More than 20 years down the line, the rapper has ventured into the realm of culinary arts. Snoop—real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. —recently shook the masses by dropping his hottest creation… a cookbook.
From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen hit the shelves on 23 October 2018 and includes an array of recipes, from budget-friendly to decadent.
For those that haven’t been following Snoop’s various interests and recent endeavors, this book release may come as a bit of a surprise. But those who have been keeping up with the Dogg’s diverging career could have totally seen this coming.
In late 2016, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart joined forces to create culinary magic on their Emmy-nominated reality show: Potluck Dinner Party. The two celebrities have remained good friends. This is evident from the fact that Martha penned the foreword in Snoop’s cookbook.
From Crook to Cook features up to 50 recipes from Snoop’s personal collection of favorites. The author of the book claims that it’s blazin’ up in his kitchen, but sources have confirmed that the recipes do not call for using cannabis as an ingredient. Though the book is sprinkled with humor and has instructions that are full of character in local talent, so much so that you can imagine Snoop narrating the text himself. The cookbook not only shows the reader how to prepare treats like the Bow Wow Brownie, Rolls Royce PB-Chocolate Chip Cookies, Spaghetti de la Hood, but also takes you on a journey behind the scenes with epic stories and exclusive photographs.
Many ardent foodies and culinary artists are usually a bit skeptical when it comes to hip-hop celebrities releasing cookbooks. The folks over at the British YouTube channel SORTEDfood decided to see what all the hubbub was about and prepared two dishes following the recipes. The results were pretty good; the chefs agreed that the cookbook is quite decent, easy to follow and is also a pretty fun read.
The 47-year-old hip-hop artist isn’t the first in his league to do something like this. Coolio, who often refers to himself as “ghetto Martha Stewart”, published Cookin’ with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price. A web-based program called Cookin’ with Coolio was also one of the rapper’s projects. 2 Chainz published #Meal Time, a 28-page cookbook with 15 recipes. Just goes to show, never judge a book by its cover.
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