This Day in Black History: Nov. 17, 2000


This Day in Black History: Nov. 17, 2000

Coolio releases his cookbook, "Cookin' With Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price," on Nov. 17, 2000.

Published November 17, 2013

Coolio, enigmatic West Coast rapper, actor and record producer, added published author to his many achievements. Best known for the hip hop anthem “Gangsters Paradise,” the multi-platinum selling artist, on Nov. 17, 2000, also became a celebrity cook. 

His cookbook, Cooking With Coolio, 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price was published by Simon & Schuster. An Internet-based show of the same name was launched on a Web TV platform to help promote sales.

In the 224-page book, Coolio’s 30-minute recipes focus on home cooked favorites that he says he enjoyed as child. From fried chicken to tips on low-cost shopping, Cooking With Coolio is still in print. Sticking to the unconventional tone of the book Coolio describes his cuisine style as “ghetto gourmet.” 

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Written by Nikola Lashley


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