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Return to Book Page. Preview — Cookin’ with Coolio by Coolio. Coolio started making thirty-minute meals when he was ten years old and has since developed cookkn whole new cuisine: Paperbackpages. Published November 17th by Atria Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about Cookin’ with Coolioplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jan 05, karen rated it really liked it Shelves: View all comments. View all 7 comments. Apr 02, FabulousRaye rated it really liked it Shelves: Perhaps relies a bit too much on balsamic vinegar, canned cream of whatever soups, alcohol, and cornflakes.

Ohhh, and I would ignore using dime bag sized portions of seasonings, that’s a bit much. This is one of the most hilarious and awesome cook books I’ve ever read. Coolio should either write another one or have his own cooking show. Sep 19, Sean rated it liked it Shelves: The recipes are pretty much not worth it 1 Goodreads star — any book that utilizes things like cans of cream of mushroom soup in the recipes usually aren’t — but the commentary by the “kitchen pimp” Coolio himself is pretty fantastic 5 Goodreads stars!

I’ll let the man’s own words speak for the book: This is when you put a little bit of a spice between your fingers and throw it on your food.

It’s a lot like a pinch, except for the motherfucking fact that gangstas don’t pinch. View all 3 comments. Jan 25, Casie rated it really liked it. I especially enjoyed some of the unexpected twists. For example, adding a dime bag of lemon pepper seasoning to the Italian Chicken Breastesses. Feb 01, Lisa rated it really liked it. It’s ‘Cooking With Coolio’ Truly a Fantastic Voyage You know you wanted to say that If every cookbook was like this, I’d be a wonderful cook because I’d read them all!

Dec 27, Ana Mardoll rated it it was ok Shelves: So, in as much as I am slightly disappointed with “Cookin’ with Coolio”, keep in mind that Your Mileage May Vary, if you’re buying this for the humor and the recipes are just icing on the cake for you.

Having said that, this isn’t really my style of humor anyway. The introduction pretty much exhausts all the material here – substitute slang for the usual cooking terminology rigmarole, drop profanity early and often, and use as many food metaphors as possible as euphemisms for sex credit where credit is due: The introduction is cute and clever, if you like that sort of thing, and if you do, then this would make a good coffee table book, I suppose, but the same shtick over and over will probably get old after the first dozen recipes.


The reason I say this is a humor book with recipes and not a cook book with humor is that, well, as a cook book, I just don’t think this book could stand alone. The cutesy ‘ghetto slang’ is tricky to remember, and you’ll be doing a lot of flipping to find the one or two random recipes where a conversion for that item was offered – was a ‘dimebag’ of parsley a TABLEspoon or a TEAspoon? Many of the instructions are vague and hard to follow and I say this as a long-time amateur cook who can usually connect the dots in case of poor instructionsbecause most if not all of the given step was devoted to humor and innuendo rather than cooking clarity.

Cookin’ with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price

As far as the actual recipes go, I’m disappointed to note that the book has almost no pictures and definitely no pictorial steps shown – all we get are a few glossy photos of some of the finished creations, stuck in the middle of the book.

Since I’ve gotten to the point in my life where I almost won’t even buy a recipe book without proper ‘assembly’ pictures on the relevant recipe pages, foolio was a disappointment. And the lack of pictorial steps shown doesn’t help the beginner chef to cover the gaps between the vague instructions. There’s also not a lot of variety here – if you use the Amazon “look inside this book” feature to browse the index, you’ll note that the “Dessert” section alone has only 5 recipes – one of which, the “Hot Fruit Sandwich”, basically involves sticking fruit between two xookin of sandwich bread.

Witj are, however, quite a lot of meat-featured main dish witu recipes to try, so if you’re just looking for ‘main dishes’ to serve at home, you might find a lot here to like.

Despite the premise, that this book can teach anybody to cook regardless of background, I think that’s probably wrong – without detailed instructions, or at least pictures, I think most novice cooks would struggle with this book. Advanced cooks will be able to fill in the blanks, but ocolio simplicity of these recipes will practically ensure that advanced cooks will already have encountered and tried much of everything here.

So, in wth end, you’re probably coming to this for the humor value. My advice would be to flip through the pages shown here on Amazon, and if it’s the sort of thing you’d like on your coffee table, snap it up and enjoy.

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Jul 28, Katie rated it liked it. I’m not entirely sure how to rate this book. The cookbooks I’m used to are filled with beautiful stories and photos and the writing makes your mouth water. This is not that book. As a novelty however, this book is amazing. This is a book that made my sides ache withh laughter. Coolio presents his recipes in a manner that you can’t help but just shake your head at colio marvel that this book was somehow published.

As for the recipes themselves. They seem to all be very tasty, but are made for home coo I’m not entirely sure how to rate this book. They seem to all be very tasty, but are made for home cooks that haven’t really had a lot of experience in the kitchen. It would maybe be good for a freshman in college who is living on their own for the first time and looking for some dishes to impress a special someone.


I would recommend the recipes for a middle school home-ec class, but the language bars it from something that could be used in a public school. Sadly, there weren’t really any dishes to tempt me no matter how many times Coolio said “shaka zulu!

If you are a hard-core Coolio fan, I’m sure this book is a must. Jun 23, Maureen Kilroy Furtado rated it really liked it. Somewhere, Julia Child is turning over in her grave. Aside from the corn salad Really. There are a few culinary gems that make it worthy of checking coollio. Read it for no other reason than the commentary.

The chapters are broken down as follows: The Corn Salad recipe calls for a corn, onions, mayo, tomatoes and a ” Somewhere, Julia Child is turning over in her grave. The Corn Salad recipe calls for a corn, onions, mayo, tomatoes and a “dime bag” of seasoning.

Simply mix it up and “coagulate that shit” til it’s done But be careful. Dried basil is as potent as Maui Wowie so use it sparingly, ya dig? Surprisingly, Corn Salad is pretty damned wth I figured the purchase price wouldn’t exactly set me back a lot of bread see what I did there? Recipes are pretty basic, but they do appeal to my love of BBQ and soul food.

I probably could have come up with most of these ideas on my own, but Coolio’s humorous twists on cooking made the book worth owning. I still can’t get myself to try the Hot Fruit Sandwich, though. Feb 18, Renata rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a featured book at the library so obviously I snatched it up.

Cookin’ with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price by Coolio

Most of the recipes in this are meat-laden, and the few vegetarian recipes are pretty weaksauce veggie stir fry, chili. But whatever, this is the funniest cookbook I’ve ever read. All cookbooks should measure their spices in dime bags and nickel bags, amiright?

So, not really a kitchen staple for me, but definitely worth coikin from the library. And I could see it being a useful cookbook for an omnivorous beginning cook. Mar 07, Kiki rated colio it was ok. I knew upon seeing Coolio in an argyle vest that he was serious. I read the recipes and imagined Coolio in the kitchen cooking, probably wearing hat with a hole cut up top to expose a few braids. He requires a show of his own to reveal how his “kitchen is hotter than bein up in the club” and goes down when he throws on his flamingo shirt.

But To be honest, I’m apprehensive about trying any of his recipes. Jan 23, Heather rated coojin really liked it Shelves: I read this cover to cover and enjoyed it way more that I should have. Most of my enjoyment was based on the humor, but there are some solid looking recipes also. The recipes are simple and easy, but there are some that look really interesting. I haven’t made anything from it yet, but I coklio several earmarked cooolio make soon.