Intro

“Have you ever went over a friend’s house to eat and the food just ain’t no good? I mean the macaroni’s soggy, the peas are mushed, and the chicken tastes like wood.”

Wonder Mike, Sugar Hill Gang – Rapper’s Delight

Hip hop and food have a long and intertwined history. The genre has spawned many flavas and beefs, with numerous artists being inspired by culinary delights – A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Ham ‘N’ Eggs’, Nas’s ‘Fried Chicken’ and MF DOOM’s ‘Mm.. Food’ album are just a few examples. Following on from that heritage this book pays tribute to the music, culture and creativity of hip hop.

Rapper’s Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook celebrates the many humorous parallels between food and hip hop. Featuring thirty recipes inspired by the most renowned hip hop artists of today and yesteryear, each of the book’s dishes is accompanied by exclusive artworks created by our favourite illustrators.

We have tried to ensure this book caters for cooks of all abilities. Whilst some of the recipes are designed to be quick and easy to make, others require a little more skill and patience.

RAPPER’S DELIGHT: THE HIP HOP COOKBOOK
cover illustration by Tom Clohosy Cole

Recipes


Each recipe page includes a difficulty rating, outlining how hard it is to make. The Beats Per Minute (B.P.M.) gives a rough guide on how long the recipe takes to prepare and cook. All recipes are designed to serve four people.


Sample starters

Wu-Tang Clam Chowder
Potatoes and fresh clams come together to make this thick rich and creamy dish.

DM Eggs Benedict
An English muffin topped with a poached egg and a rich hollandaise sauce.

Prawn Carter Cocktail (That FIsh Cray)
Prawns and strips of crayfish with orange zest, cucumber, mayonnaise and a squeeze of lime.

Ludacrispy Duck with Ho-Sin sauce
Chinese-inspired finger food – crispy strips of duck, cucumber, celery, hoisin sauce and thin pancakes.
LUDACRISPY DUCK WITH HO-SIN SAUCE
illustration by Adam Cruft
Sample Mains


Notorious p.i.g. (feat. 2pak choi)
Pork medallions served with a pak choi coleslaw and boiled new potatoes.

Lemon Sole of mischief (With the phar-side of wedges)
Fried lemon sole seasoned with ginger and chilli, served with wedges and homemade Gangstartar sauce.

RUN DM SEA BASS
Sea bass baked in rock salt and served with boiled vegetables.

SLICK RICOTTA TART (FEAT. DOUG E CRème fraîche)
Spinach and ricotta cooked on a puff pastry base and topped with crème fraîche.

QUEEN LABEEFAH
Beef Wellington made with a rich mushroom pâté.
NOTORIOUS P.I.G. (FEAT. 2PAK CHOI)
illustration by Bradley Jay
Sample Desserts

BUSTA KEY LIME PIE
Key lime juice, egg yolks, Courvoisier and milk come together in a delicious pie.

TIRAMISU ELLIOT
Savoiardi biscuits soaked in espresso surrounded by cream and topped with mascarpone cheese.

KRS BUNS
Sweet white bread buns made with fresh yeast and topped with icing and a glacé cherry.

LL COOL SOUFFLÉ
A light and airy chocolatey dessert served in ramekins.

THE SUGAR HILL MERINGUE
Tasty nests of meringue flavoured with vanilla, rose water and dill.
TIRAMISU ELLIOT
illustration by Yeji Yun

Illustrators


LL COOL SOUFFLÉ
illustration by Jack Cunningham

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Quotes



“There are all aspects of Hip Hop, but the best of it has unique blending of ingredients, detailed preparation as well as great taste. Rapper’s Delight connects like great food, makes too much sense.”
Chuck D, Public Enemy

“This is definitely some food for the soul that’ll make people happy to chew on.”
Phesto, Souls of Mischief

“MM.. FOOD!”
MF DOOM

Events


If you're hosting an event and would like Rapper's Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook represented, please drop us an email at ralphpetermiller@gmail.com

Past Events


- Our launch party was held on Thursday 25th September at Vagabond Studio, Hackney Road, London. Photos coming soon.

- On 8th-12th of October Rappers Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook was represented at the Frankfurt Book Fair by our publisher, Dokument Press.

Get yourself a copy


96 pages, 30 recipes and 30 full colour illustrations

£10 (plus P&P)

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Playlist



Cooking just isn’t the same without beats. In the official Rapper’s Delight mixtape, every one of the thirty recipes is catered for.

For the full Rapper’s Delight experience, click the link below to access the mixtape on Spotify.

RAPPER’S DELIGHT MIXTAPE

Warning: some lyrics are explicit.

Holla


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SNOOP STROGANOFF
illustration by J W Luxton