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Questlove's Mixtape Potluck: The Party Mashup You Need


A cookbook that helps you plan the best dinner party possible.


That's the description of Ahmir Thompson's, also known as Questlove, latest food-driven book, Mixtape Potluck. It's a collection of recipes gathered by Thompson from his friends to help readers plan parties. Thompson, an American drummer, DJ, producer, designer, culinary entrepreneur, music educator, and bestselling author. He is also the cofounder of the Roots and the bandleader for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The book, distributed by Adams Image, has been named one of fall's best cookbooks by The Los Angeles Times, GrubStreet, and Eater, and features the favorite recipes of more than 50 chefs, entertainers, and musicians, including Q-Tip, Martha Stewart, and a now-famous chicken burger offering from Fallon.

Thompson doesn't just leave you with recipes. No, he goes the extra mile, pairing each cook with a song that he feels captures their creative energy. The result, according to the Abrams Books site, is "not only an accessible, entertaining cookbook, but also a collection of Questlove’s diverting musical commentaries as well as an illustration of the fascinating creative relationship between music and food."

Best known for his achievements in the music world, Thompson has made great headway in the culinary world. This is his first turn at creating a cookbook.


Mixtape Potluck is available for purchase here.


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