My Life on a Plate

My Life on a Plate: Favourite recipes from around the world

  • Engels
  • 1e druk
  • 9780857833013
  • september 2015
  • 176 pagina's
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Kelis' love affair with food started as a child. A native New Yorker, her mother worked as a chef in her own catering business, run out of their home in Harlem. Driven by the speed and the intensity in the kitchen, Kelis' passion behind watching her mother cook inspired her to roll up her sleeves, willing to do whatever anyone asked of her. Every detail was clear and defined: Red lips, red nails, perfume, earrings and a military demeanor; Kelis felt in the presence of a master while watching her mother work. At age 17, Kelis signed her first recording contract and began to travel the world. She discovered local outdoor markets and tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurants and considered them the hidden treasures of her journeys. After 10 years in the music business, Kelis decided to attend Le Cordon Bleu. Attending the famous cooking school gave Kelis the confidence to call herself a chef and to write her first cookbook. "My Life on a Plate" tells Kelis' personal story through the food she creates. Her style has been molded by her culture, her travels, and all the people she met along the way. This book is a collection of her favorite recipes. It features a mix of foods from her Puerto Rican heritage, such as Pernil (Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder), Arroz con Gandules, and Shrimp Alcapurias along with dishes she created after discovering them on her travels around the world such as Malay Curry Chicken and Swedish Meatballs.


People tend to view celebrities' cookbooks with suspicion, wondering if their heroes of stage, screen or Spotify can actually cook. Good news: There's no reason to approach R&B singer Kelis Rogers's new recipe collection, My Life on a Plate, with anything but respect. Ms. Rogers (who goes simply by the name of Kelis) possesses an acumen in the kitchen to match her confidence at the microphone. -- Charlotte Druckman The Wall Street Journal This book is not a celebrity cash-in. See, singer-songwriter Kelis, who's made a steady career on the vanguard of R&B and soul music for nearly 20 years, just wrote a new cookbook called My Life on a Plate ... It's a book of serious recipes, ambitious in its geographic breadth and an insightful look at how food and music intersect. -- Kevin Pang Chicago Tribune With paragraphs of personal stories accompanying each recipe, My Life On a Plate often resembles a memoir through which readers can piece together the singer-turned-chef's biography...There are no milkshake recipes, but her goat cheese ice cream will bring anyone to the yard. -- Nolan Feeney Time Magazine Kelis' first cookbook, My Life on a Plate: Recipes From Around the World ... captures Kelis' essence: colorful, straightforward and brimming with personal stories. Her page of kitchen essentials, both equipment and food, is simple and manageable. It takes the intimidation out of the cooking process for any novice, and returns the experienced culinarian back to basics. -- Lily Moayeri LA Weekly Kelis has carved out an image for herself beyond the Milkshake music video. Her debut cookbook, My Life On A Plate: Recipes from Around the World , includes recipes inspired by her travels and culinary training, including a detailed recipe for Jerk Ribs with Brown Sugar Rub. -- Melissa Kravitz am New York Kelis' cookbook has recipes that reflect her diverse background and travels, from Puerto Rican to Jamaican cuisine. Of course, there are familiar dishes like Corn Chowder and Apple Pie. But there are also unusual, seemingly daunting meals like Shrimp Alcapurrias and Chorizo Date Stuffing. -- Clover Hope Jezebel She may be known for her trademark milkshake, but Kelis has quite a few other desserts up her proverbial sleeve. For those who don't know, the Harlem-born singer-songwriter behind the infectious 2003 ditty also moonlights as a certified chef (she even holds a degree from the esteemed Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in N.Y.C.). Now, she's bringing her tried-and-true recipes beyond the confines of the test kitchen with her first-ever cookbook, My Life on a Plate. -- Claire Stern InStyle Kelis finds the joy in food. -- Charreah K. Jackson In addition to her musical ear, the performer boasts bona fide chef credentials. Meaning, she can rock a mise en place as well as the microphone. -- Joanna Prisco Yum! Bossy singer Kelis has been taking the cooking world by storm with her own brand of sauces, a cooking show, and now her very own cookbook My Life on a Plate. -- Perez Hilton Kelis Rogers is making more than a Milkshake ... Sharing her world dish by dish in My Life On A Plate , she takes readers along on a unique cooking journey from her mother's kitchen and Puerto Rican specialties to recipes she's picked up throughout the world. -- Kristine M. Kierzek Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel Is the voice behind songs like Got Your Money, Jerk Ribs and Milkshake really qualified to give a thumbs up or down to fine cooking? Turns out she's plenty qualified - Kelis is a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef, and she's picked up plenty of first-hand knowledge about worldly cuisines as she's traveled the globe in support of her music. ...Her first cookbook, which features some of her favorite recipes - some based on her mom's recipes, others from her own experiences in the kitchen - tells a sort of personal story of how a music and fashion icon evolved into a serious chef. Nothing off-key here. -- Grant Butler The Oregonian Gold-selling artist Kelis, known best for her playful-provocative singing and songwriting and 15 years of chart-topping hits, including the ever-popular Milkshake ...has something just as yummy up her sleeves: food recipes! -- C. Zawadi Morris Brooklyn Reader Kelis has written a cookbook and no, it doesn't have any milkshake recipes. The R&B singer who shot to fame extolling the delights of the frothy drink is offering more nutritious fare in her book My Life on a Plate: Recipes from around the World. It contains dishes she collected on her travels as an international superstar, mixed with the kaleidoscope of flavors she was raised with in diverse Harlem, New York. -- Milena Veselinovic CNN In My Life on a Plate, Kelis brings her own twist to multiple recipes she's collected as a musician and later as a trained chef. Many of the dishes she includes have a Puerto Rican or Latin flavor to them, like Sofrito, Platano Soup or Smoked Bacon Arepas. Others emphasize flavors--curry, cumin, cardamom and ginger--one might find in Bali or Kuala Lumpur, or use coconut milk, such as Coconut Curry Crab Soup. Kelis brings comfort food (mac and cheese, meatloaf) and dishes with tropical ingredients (yucca, guava puree) together in one worldwide tour of flavorful cuisine. -- Lee E. Cart Shelf Awareness My Life on a Plate by musician Kelis is a versatile cookbook that will have remarkable staying power on your shelf. The recipes criss-cross the world, bringing Southern, Asian, Mexican, and Middle Eastern cuisines together into a collection that is absolutely delicious. Her creativity and the vibrant photography serve as extra inspiration. -- Tabitha Blankenbiller Bustle The recipes Kelis serves up in My Life on a Plate: Recipes from Around the World are exactly like the title statesan eclectic mixture of the cuisines she's eaten and picked up on during her time spent touring the world as a musician, as well as dishes inspired by her Puerto Rican and Jamaican heritage. There are some recognizable dishes like donuts and beef sliders and also some more adventurous fare, like oxtail poutine and smoked bacon arepas, all broken down in a way that's still feasible for even the most hesitant of would-be foodies. -- Faith Cummings StyleCaster



september 2015
1e druk
25,1 x 21,6 x 2 cm
Aantal pagina's
176 pagina's


Kelis Rogers
Octopus Publishing Group



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