Registered: Jun 2004
Posted November 19th, 2011 08:37 PM IP
I know as of late I've only been posting in the great shaka thread, but I've been a mixture of "extremely busy" and "being a complete lazy ass" on my end, nothing new. I wanted to post this to everyone here as I've been involved in a book project for about three years and would like to get some input from anyone everyone.
Long story short: I am creating a hip-hop cookbook where I am looking for MC's, DJ's, and producers, along with journalists, photographers, etc who have a love for food **AND** enjoy cooking. If you are someone who is known for your skills in the kitchen, I want to interview you. The book is not about "hip-hop food", it's a serious project that looks at the other non-music interests of the hip-hop community.
A lot of us transplanted kama'aina will still form our vacation plans around what we want to eat in the time we're there. For me it used to be Tsukenjo, but it has to be Liliha Bakery, it has to be Libby or Char Hun Sut, it has to be Gulick's, and on and on and on. I will always have fond memories of living back home and looking for my grandfather going from school to school, looking for huli huli chicken. I lived by Kawananakoa, so all we had to do was open the window, inhale, and if there was that scent, we'd look for the smoke, and drive over or walk over the bridge. I also had parents who would say "if you no cook, how you going eat?" Life is more than soup and microwave 7-Eleven ham & cheese, but... I became interested in cooking as something serious before music would dominate my life. I had the ambitions, went to Kapi'olani Community College during a "career ed" field trip in the 3rd grade, saw someone there make a banana cream pie, tried it, and thought "this is my future". Well, getting fat was my true future, but that's besides the point.
But, I want to focus on people who love food and want to share some food memories with me, and then a recipe for my readers. Everyone who wants to take part will have a devoted chapter inside. So... if any of you are interested, or know of someone who might be, feel free to e-mail me at BooksMusica [at] gmail [dot] com. My goal is to heavily promote it when done, and if that leads me back home, perhaps one of us can go a segment on one of the early morning talk shows or, I don't know, hang out with Lina Girl or something.
I've been a music journalist for many years, and this will be my first effort as an author. Do it to represent your love of food and cooking,for hip-hop, and of course for the 808. Hope to hear from you soon.