American rapper Snoop Dogg is probably the last person you’d expect to be donning an apron, but the master wordsmith has in fact just penned his first cookbook.

‘From Crook to Cook’ comes in the wake of Snoop’s unlikely collaboration with US chat show host Martha Stewart. He first showed the world his cooking chops when he gueststarred on Martha in 2008. The dynamic duo went on to create the Emmy-nominated ‘Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party’.

Here, Snoop describes the new book in his own inimitable way…

“You know it’s blazin’ up in my kitchen. I’m takin’ the cookbook game higher with a dipped and whipped collection of my favorite recipes, ya dig? “I’m far from a young pup. And like a real seasoned playa, my tastes have evolved over the years. But while I’ve learned how to get down with that top-notch luxury cuisine, I’m still prone to keep it way hood with some of those LBC classics.” 

One of the recipes featured is this Down Under Lobster Thermidor, which Snoop first tried in Australia. He says:

“When I got back to the States, I was trying to figure out where I could get it at. But when I found it here, it didn’t taste like the one in Australia. So in true Boss Dogg fashion, I did it myself and added my own flavour to give it the taste that I was looking for.”