What if Questlove threw a dinner party and everyone came? Questlove is best known for his achievements in the music world, but his interest in food runs a close second. He has hosted a series of renowned food salons and conversations with some of America’s most prominent chefs.
Now he is turning his hand to creating a cookbook. In Mixtape Potluck Cookbook, Questlove imagines the ultimate potluck dinner party, inviting more than 50 chefs, entertainers, and musicians and asking them to bring along their favorite recipes. These recipes are usually enough to feed a dozen or more. Here are:
Zooey Deschanel’s bok choy and cucumber salad
J. J. Johnson’s sticky ribs
Lilly Singh’s mother’s chicken curry
Éric Ripert’s salmon rillettes
Shep Gordon’s Maui onion and ginger soup
Natalie Portman’s Greek spinach pie, using a phyllo-like a pie crust
And dozens more!
He also pairs each cook with a song that he feels best captures their unique creative energy. The result is not only an accessible, entertaining cookbook, but also a collection of Questlove’s diverting musical commentaries and an illustration of the fascinating creative relationship between music and food.
With Questlove’s unique style of hosting dinner parties and his love of music, food, and entertaining, this book will give readers unexpected insights into the relationship between culture and food.