From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen
Welcome to My Kitchen
Man, I must’ve been around the world and back hundreds of times during the course of damn near three decades. I spend more than half of my life on the road. And while it's hard being away from the Cali weather and of course, the green that my home turf offers, I’ve grown quite fond of getting up and getting out to mingle with the many fans I’m lucky enough to have earned around the globe.
From Moscow to Munich, Mississippi to Morocco, and Japan to the Motherland, it’s always so surprising to see fans across the world inspired by that West Coast way we living. Like for real, they be knowing our swag, our slang, and our whole get down—and sometimes they don’t even be knowing the language.
But the food on the road? Well, that’s hit or miss at best. Combine that with Tha Dogg not being the most adventurous, Anthony Bourdain-type when it comes to grub, doesn’t always make for the most splendid of occasions, ya dig? That’s why when I hit certain cities, I know to hit certain spots where they got the right heat and flavors.
I’m far from a young pup. And like a real seasoned playa, my tastes have evolved over the years. But while I’ve learned how to get down with that top-notch luxury cuisine, I’m still prone to keep it way hood with some of those LBC classics.
One thing for sure and two things for certain, a Dogg’s gotta eat and one way or another, we make it happen. Whether that’s getting creative with some backstage vittles or remaking and remixing that one recipe I picked up on the road when I’m back at the crib in Killa Cali.
That’s why it’s really a no brainer to throw together some of the best from my kitchen and share it with you. From breakfast goodies to late night munchies, there’s just enough out of my stash to make sure that you’re covered no matter the occasion.
We got all that good good here ready to burn—weighed and bagged for your own kitchen. What’s always up in my fridge and pantry, a few Jamaican-inspired editions from my time in the islands, a couple of Down South soul staples, and some inside never-before-shared recipes from the Broadus fam to you. And it ain’t just about the grub. You can’t have the bites without the beats, so I got the playlists ready to rock for you and yours while you get ta whipping on that stove top.
Trust your big homie. This is the best cookbook ever made. And now it’s in your hands. So put one in the air right quick . . . contemplate the possibilities and then figure out whatcha gonna make first!