Cookin' with Coolio by Coolio - There's only one thing that Coolio's been doing longer than rapping: cooking. His recipes are built around solid comfort foods. But in recent years Coolio has found another audience—not on the mic but behind the stove as host of his cooking videos Cookin' with Coolio. Something that many of you may not know is that Coolio has a cookbook called Cookin' With Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price. Yes, that.
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NPR coverage of Cookin' with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price by Coolio. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. 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. Start by marking “Cookin' with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price” as Want to Read: 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.
I read this cover to cover and enjoyed it way more that I should have. After all, who wants to measure their spices out in dime bags? So, go the store and start loadin' up your pimptry that's a pantry for a pimp, in case you didn't know. Zip Code. Every utensil, from ladle to fork and spatula to spork, is a weapon. Mar 07, Kiki rated it it was ok.
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Your First Name. The recipes are pretty much not worth it 1 Goodreads star -- any book that utilizes things like cans of cream of mushroom soup in the recipes usually aren't -- but the commentary by the "kitchen pimp" Coolio himself is pretty fantastic 5 Goodreads stars!
I'll let the man's own words speak for the book: This is when you put a little bit of a spice between your fingers and throw it on your food. It's a lot like a pinch, except for the motherfucking fact that gangstas don't pinch. They peench. View all 3 comments. Jan 25, Casie rated it really liked it.
I especially enjoyed some of the unexpected twists. For example, adding a dime bag of lemon pepper seasoning to the Italian Chicken Breastesses. Jan 14, Diana rated it really liked it. Gave this book to my most conservative friend at a league white elephant party. She thought it was the best present ever!
Apparently, she watches his cooking videos on Youtube and enjoys them. The rest of the party got a kick looking at the recipe titles and will be trying the recipes. I'm not the cookbook kind so I'll pass. However, they are still talking about the book.
Perfect gift for a wonderful friend. Feb 01, Lisa rated it really liked it. It's 'Cooking With Coolio' Truly a Fantastic Voyage Stop groaning.
You know you wanted to say that If every cookbook was like this, I'd be a wonderful cook because I'd read them all! Dec 27, Ana Mardoll rated it it was ok Shelves: So, in as much as I am slightly disappointed with "Cookin' with Coolio", keep in mind that Your Mileage May Vary, if you're buying this for the humor and the recipes are just icing on the cake for you.
Having said that, this isn't really my style of humor anyway. The introduction pretty much exhausts all the material here - substitute slang for the usual cooking terminology rigmarole, drop profanity early and often, and use as many food metaphors as possible as euphemisms for sex credit where credit is due: The introduction is cute and clever, if you like that sort of thing, and if you do, then this would make a good coffee table book, I suppose, but the same shtick over and over will probably get old after the first dozen recipes.
The reason I say this is a humor book with recipes and not a cook book with humor is that, well, as a cook book, I just don't think this book could stand alone. The cutesy 'ghetto slang' is tricky to remember, and you'll be doing a lot of flipping to find the one or two random recipes where a conversion for that item was offered - was a 'dimebag' of parsley a TABLEspoon or a TEAspoon?
Many of the instructions are vague and hard to follow and I say this as a long-time amateur cook who can usually connect the dots in case of poor instructions , because most if not all of the given step was devoted to humor and innuendo rather than cooking clarity.
As far as the actual recipes go, I'm disappointed to note that the book has almost no pictures and definitely no pictorial steps shown - all we get are a few glossy photos of some of the finished creations, stuck in the middle of the book. Since I've gotten to the point in my life where I almost won't even buy a recipe book without proper 'assembly' pictures on the relevant recipe pages, this was a disappointment.
And the lack of pictorial steps shown doesn't help the beginner chef to cover the gaps between the vague instructions. There's also not a lot of variety here - if you use the Amazon "look inside this book" feature to browse the index, you'll note that the "Dessert" section alone has only 5 recipes - one of which, the "Hot Fruit Sandwich", basically involves sticking fruit between two pieces of sandwich bread. There are, however, quite a lot of meat-featured main dish style recipes to try, so if you're just looking for 'main dishes' to serve at home, you might find a lot here to like.
Despite the premise, that this book can teach anybody to cook regardless of background, I think that's probably wrong - without detailed instructions, or at least pictures, I think most novice cooks would struggle with this book. Advanced cooks will be able to fill in the blanks, but the simplicity of these recipes will practically ensure that advanced cooks will already have encountered and tried much of everything here. So, in the end, you're probably coming to this for the humor value. My advice would be to flip through the pages shown here on Amazon, and if it's the sort of thing you'd like on your coffee table, snap it up and enjoy.
Jul 28, Katie rated it liked it. I'm not entirely sure how to rate this book. The cookbooks I'm used to are filled with beautiful stories and photos and the writing makes your mouth water. This is not that book. As a novelty however, this book is amazing. This is a book that made my sides ache with laughter.
Coolio presents his recipes in a manner that you can't help but just shake your head at and marvel that this book was somehow published. As for the recipes themselves. They seem to all be very tasty, but are made for home coo I'm not entirely sure how to rate this book.
They seem to all be very tasty, but are made for home cooks that haven't really had a lot of experience in the kitchen. It would maybe be good for a freshman in college who is living on their own for the first time and looking for some dishes to impress a special someone.
I would recommend the recipes for a middle school home-ec class, but the language bars it from something that could be used in a public school. Sadly, there weren't really any dishes to tempt me no matter how many times Coolio said "shaka zulu! If you are a hard-core Coolio fan, I'm sure this book is a must. View 1 comment.
Jun 23, Maureen Kilroy Furtado rated it really liked it. Somewhere, Julia Child is turning over in her grave. Aside from the corn salad Really. Corn salad.
There are a few culinary gems that make it worthy of checking out. Read it for no other reason than the commentary. The chapters are broken down as follows: Shaka-Zulu [exactly how it looks, dumb-ass]: This is something I say when something is about to taste better than your momma's nipples.
A kitchen pimp fears nothing. Once you have achieved true pimpishness, you'll be making meals with your eyes closed and one hand tied behind your back.
But in the meantime, you've got to be willing to fall flat on your face and dislocate your shoulder. So pick your bleeding, injured body up off the floor and flip to a recipe in this here cookbook. Your lady loves Moby Dick but you've never caught a fish on a rod and reel? Take a chance, make her some Tricked-Out Westside Tilapia and you'll be watching them panties come right off. Knocking over lampshades and shit. What if all your friends are salad-eatin' bitches?
Whip up my special Coolio Caprese Salad to please even the pickiest of vegetarians. As long as you do it with style and flavor, they'll all be shouting, "That tastes better than your momma's titties!
Now that you have everything you need to get started, there's only one thing left to do: I didn't become a rap superstar by sleeping eight hours a night.
And I didn't become the Ghetto Gourmet by bringing home buckets of chicken. I worked my ass off to become the neighborhood ghetto witch doctor superhero and so can you. Now, with the help of me and my assistant chef pimp A. Jarez , you're about to put in your paces. You're going to be chopping and dicing like Rocky Balboa running up some stairs. You'll be broiling and baking like a soccer mom at a PTA bake sale. Let me be clear, I have seen the burning bush and I have spent forty days and forty nights preparing to guide you on your journey of pimpification from here to the Promised Land.
Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Don't Tell Me! NPR Shop. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Cookin' with Coolio. Paperback, pages, Pocket Books, List Price: Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers. Book Summary In a book organized into such chapters as "Pimpin' the Poultry" and "It's Hard Out Here for a Shrimp," a rap star serves up what he terms "ghetto gourmet"—75 cheap and healthy recipes that he has honed since his childhood in poverty, including "Finger Lickin', Rib-Stickin', Fall-off-the-Bone-and-into-Your-Mouth-Chicken.
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