There’s only one thing that Coolio’s been doing longer than rapping: cooking. His recipes are built around solid comfort foods with a healthy twist that don’t break the bank. You can’t find the fusions Coolio created like Blasian (black Asian) or Ghettalian (ghetto Italian) in restaurants, but you can have them cooking away in your kitchen faster and easier than ordering takeout.
Coolio started making thirty-minute meals when he was ten years old and has since developed a whole new cuisine: Ghetto Gourmet. Start your Ghetto Gourmet adventure with some “Soul Rolls,” follow-up with “Finger-Lickin’, Rib-Stickin’, Fall-Off-the-Bone-and-into-Your-Mouth Chicken,” and finish off with “Banana Ba-ba-ba-bread” sweetened with golden honey.
Cookin' with Coolio features 76 tasty, easy-to-make and economical recipes built around comfort foods with a healthy twist, accompanied by 25 full-color pictures. The book covers everything:
-How to Become a Kitchen Pimp
-The Rules of the Ghetto Gourmet to everything you'll need to make a complete meal
-Pimpin’ the poultry
-It’s Hard Out Here for a Shrimp
-Chillin’ and Grillin’
As Coolio says, “All you need is a little bit of food, and a little bit of know-how.”
Coolio—the multi-talented Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling artist, composer, and actor—is one of the most popular and successful rappers worldwide. To date, Coolio has sold over 27 million records globally and has performed in concerts to adoring fans in Africa,Israel, Russia, Japan, Thailand, Brazil, Australia, Turkey, and throughout Europe. His reality show Coolio's Rules, which debuted on the Oxygen Network in October 2008, featured his catering business and continued where his internet TV hit Cookin' with Coolio left off.