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My Kitchen Playlist: Hip Hop Hooray from “The Double Happiness Cookbook”

The following excerpt is taken from the newly released, The Double Happiness Cookbook: 88 Feel-Good Recipes and Food Stories by Trevor Lui – available in stores now!

My Kitchen Playlist: Hip Hop Hooray

Often blaring in the dining rooms and kitchens of some of the best eateries, hip hop has an interesting connection to food. This particular music genre has helped shape my life and inform the dining experiences at my restaurants. Here’s a playlist featuring a few of the classics, a soundtrack of my world, call it my “life’s mix tape” . . . Parental Guidance Advised.

“Fight the Power” by Public Enemy

“Scenario” by A Tribe Called Quest

“Me Myself and I” by De La Soul

“N.Y. State of Mind” by Nas

“Juicy” by The Notorious B.I.G.

“Rebirth of Slick” by Digable Planets

“They Reminisce over You” by Pete Rock & CL Smooth

“You Gots to Chill” by EPMD

“Definition” by Black Star

“Ain’t Nothing but a G Thang” by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg

“Fall in Love” by Slum Village

“Ain’t No Half Steppin’” by Big Daddy Kane

“Treat ’Em Right” by Chubb Rock

“Double Up” by Nipsey Hussle

“It’s a Shame (My Sister)” by Monie Love

“Family and Loyalty” by Gang Starr

“Doin’ Our Own Dang” by Jungle Brothers

“Mama Said Knock You Out” by LL Cool J

“Passin Me By” by Pharcyde

“It Was A Good Day” by Ice Cube

Excerpted from The Double Happiness Cookbook: 88 Feel-Good Recipes and Food Stories by Trevor Lui. Photographs by Suech + Beck. Copyright © 2020 by Trevor Lui. Excerpted with permission from Figure 1 Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.


February 2, 2021
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