Questlove Explores the Creativity of Food in New Book

Questlove Explores the Creativity of Food in New Book

somethingtofoodabout is due out in 2016.

Published October 27, 2015

Questlove is a drummer, late night bandleader, author and cultural icon, but for many decades he's also had a not-so-secret passion for food. The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon drummer and one-time fried chicken joint owner announced on Tuesday that the follow-up to his 2013 best-selling memoir, Mo Beta Blues: The World According to Questlove, will be all about his culinary adventures.

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The book, titled somethingtofoodabout: Exploring Creativity Through America's Most Innovative Chefs, is not a cookbook per se (though, we may see a recipe or two within it), but rather a jaunt through food hotspots and profiles of chefs who give us a peek inside their creative processes. It elevates food beyond nourishment and simple pleasure to a complex source of innovation, creativity and history.

Written with his previous collaborator Ben Greenman, and with a foreword by Anthony Bourdain, somethingtofoodabout explores cuisine from Oregon to New York, and with special attention to the rising culinary scene of Questlove's native Philadelphia.

While Quest is best-known for his musical talents, there are few celebrities we'd rather hear talk about the glory of food than him. somethingtofoodabout is scheduled to drop on April 12, 2016.

Watch the bandleader and hip hop innovator show off some of his other talents at the BET Hip Hop Awards below.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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