November 21, 2018

Cooking With Snoop Dogg

Mock me all you want, but before I had kids I was a fanatic for live music of all genres – and watching Snoop Dogg in the pouring rain at an “indie” rap festival stands out as one of the most memorable performances I’ve seen. And since one of my other hobbies is cooking, my worlds collided when I read this Bloomberg article about Snoop’s new 192-page cookbook – “From Crook to Cook.”

Apparently, the compilation has all the (cannabis-free) edibles you need for a solid Thanksgiving…and lots more. Snoop is probably picking up some of Martha Stewart’s cooking game, now that they have an (Emmy-nominated!?) VH1 show together – but no doubt his creations have some special twists. If anyone out there actually buys this book and tries a recipe, please let me know how it is. I’m already intrigued by this concept for sweet potato pie, as described by Bloomberg:

“These days everyone is into pumpkin spice, but I skip the pumpkin—sweet potato pie is a real ’hood staple and Broadus family favorite. [Pop-culture fact: Snoop was born Calvin Cordozar Broadus.] A little orange makes the sweet potato flavor stronger, and that’s what you’re here for, right?”

Liz Dunshee