Cookin’ With Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price is proof that you don’t have to be a talented writer to get a book published.
This is actually a fairly funny book, full of little tips and notes from the man himself, such as Kitchen Cool-Mandment 3: Thou Shalt Dress the Role of the Kitchen Pimp, where we learn that Coolio never enters his kitchem without his flamingo shirt, pimp-ron, chef’s hat, and bling’d out shades.
Coolio also does seem to take the opportunity for a few soliloquies about his upbringing from the ghetto, and some rather remarkably sexist rants about women’s role in the kitchen and bedroom. Also, keep it well away from any kids, or they will be measuring in dime-bags before long.
As far as the recipes go, it turns out that Coolio actually has fairly good taste, and a love of simple to follow recipes. It is full of easy to prepare meals of all varieties, including vegetarian options.
We originally picked this up for its novelty value, but funnily enough, it provided us with more than one delicious meal. Thanks Cook Coolio!