Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., aka Snoop Dogg, is publishing his first cookbook From Crook to Cook with Chronicle Books.
The "irreverent" cookbook, featuring 50 of the rapper's favourite recipes from his personal collection, is slated to publish on 23rd October this year, following on the heels of his Emmy-Nominated VH1 cooking series "Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party" in the US. Priced at £17.99, it will be distributed in the UK by Abrams & Chronicle Books, the European arm of US publishing houses Chronicle Books and Abrams.
From Crook to Cook has been organised into meals and occassions, with recipes ranging from staples such as Baked Mac & Cheese, Chicken and Waffles and Baby Back Ribs and midweek favourites such as Soft Flour Tacos and Chicken Caesar Salad to "upper echelon fare" such as Lobster Thermidor and Filet Mignon. Also included is a Gin and Juice recipe and "snacks to satisfy those munchies".
"You know it’s blazin’ up in my kitchen. I’m takin’ the cookbook game higher with a dipped and whipped collection of my favorite recipes, ya dig?" commented Snoop Dogg.
Christine Carswell, publisher of Chronicle Books, said: "Snoop’s book is full of his iconic creative energy – it’s as much fun to read as it is to cook from."
Chronicle Books will also be partnering with Snoop Dogg's media startup Merry Jane to launch a line of cannabis-themed books together, expected to launch in spring 2020.
Other book projects Snoop Dogg has been involved with include his 1999 memoir The Doggfather (William Morrow) and a series of "drama filled" novels called Doggy Tales, which kicked off with Love Don't Live Here No More (S&S) in 2006.