COOLIO the multltalented Grammy Award Winning and multiplatinumselling artist, composer, and actor has been one of the most popular and successful rappers worldwide. To date, Coolio has sold more than 30 million records and has performed in concerts around the world.


His Oxygen reality show “Coolio’s Rules” featured his catering business and continued where his Internet cooking show hit “Cookin’ with Coolio” left off. We will deal with his TV Shows in the future, right now we have his Cookbook to check!

He started making thirty-minute meals when he was ten years old and has since developed a whole new cuisine: Ghetto Gourmet.

Coolio Pimpin’ his Kitchen!

His recipes are built around solid comfort foods with a healthy twist.

Start your Ghetto Gourmet adventure with some “Soul Rolls”, follow-up with “Finger-
Lickin” “Rib-Stickin”, “Fall-Off-the-Bone-and-into-Your-Mouth Chicken” and finish off with “Banana Ba-ba-ba-bread” sweetened with golden honey.

Chapters such as “How to Become a Kitchen Pimp”, “Chillin’and Grillin” and “Pasta Like a Rasta” will guide you through creating 5 star meals at a 1 star price.

You can’t find fusions like Blasian (black Asian) or Ghettalian (ghetto Italian) in restaurants, but you can have them cooking away in your kitchen faster and easier than ordering takeout.

As Coolio says, “All you need is a little bit of food, and a little bit of know-how”.

Referring to himself in both first and third person, the self-proclaimed “King of the Kitchen Pimps” or “Ghetto Martha Stewart” teaches us how to become a “ghetto gourmet”.

Armed with garlic, onions, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, which appear in almost every recipe, Coolio provides step-by-step instructions using unique measurement techniques (dime bags rather than teaspoons) and ghetto naming.

Chapter 1 is an intro to Coolio’s life as a Chef, “How to become a Kitchen Pimp” says all, while Chapter 2 includes “The Ten Cool-mandments”, his ten basic rules for solid home-cooking that will keep us far away from the evils of Fast Food!

We tried some recipes, here is an easy one! Coolio’s Caprese Salad. Watch the video and read more HERE!

Links: Coolio

BOOK: Cookin’ with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price

Writer: Coolio

Published by: Atria Books; Original edition (November 17, 2009)

ISBN-10: 1439117616, ISBN-13: 978-1439117613
224 Pages


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