The Roots co-founder and musical wunderkind Questlove has finally put his deep interest in food to a good literary use: The unlikely culinary impresario has announced the release of a cookbook celebrating the relationship between music and food, titled Mixtape Potluck.
With none other than Martha Stewart penning its foreword, Mixtape Potluck comprises tried-and-true recipes shared by upwards of 50 of Questlove’s peers, including Jimmy Fallon, Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, Dominique Ansel and Natalie Portman, among others. Questlove fuses together an accessible collection of recipes with “diverting musical commentaries” by also pairing each guest’s recipe with a song he feels captures their unique creative energy.
Questlove is no stranger to hosting potlucks and bridging the line between music and creativity. The musician’s highly publicized “Food Salons” (dinner parties where world-renowned chefs prepare cuisine for an unlikely roster of celebrity guests) are much discussed in the culinary-entertainment universe (and high-profile fodder for food journalism), and his first novel something to food about: Exploring Creativity with America’s Most Innovative Chefs was nominated for a prestigious James Beard Award for Nonfiction in 2017.
Mixtape Potluck is set for release on Oct. 15 via Abrams Image, and you can check out the cover art and full “guest list” below.
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The Guest List: Éric Ripert • Carla Hall • Tom Sachs • Fred Armisen • Martha Stewart • Dustin Yellin • Ardenia Brown • Padma Lakshmi • Greg Baxtrom • Ignacio Mattos • Camille Becerra • Nyesha Arrington • Kelly Fields • Maya Rudolph • Shep Gordon • Tariq Trotter • Alex Stupak • Lilly Singh • Zooey Deschanel • Marisa Tomei • Edouardo Jordan • Flynn McGarry • Jessica Koslow • Amy Poehler • Haile Thomas • Kimbal Musk • Natalie Portman • Jessica Seinfeld • Ashley Graham • Mark Ladner • Humberto Leon • Tanya Holland • Kwame Onwuachi • Yvonne Orji • Jimmy Fallon • Carol Lim • Kevin Tien • Athena Calderone • Andrew Zimmern • JJ Johnson • Mashama Bailey • Missy Robbins • Chris Fischer • Jessica Biel • Melody Ehsani • Dominique Ansel • Christina Tosi • Joey Baldino • Thelma Golden • Gabrielle Union • Kether Donohue • Dave Arnold • Matty Matheson • Stanley Tucci • Q-Tip • Jarobi White • Eric Wareheim • Janina Gavankar