Kelis to Host Show on Cooking Channel

July 21: Kelis performs on Day 3 of the Lovebox festival in London, England.

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Announcement precedes release of new album "FOOD"

Kelis enjoys food. That much has been known since she announced "FOOD," her sixth LP, for an April release and included a first single titled "Jerk Ribs" -- not to mention a worldwide hit in "Milkshake" in 2003.

Continuing her foodie spirit, the R&B singer will host a new cooking show on the Cooking Channel, Consequence of Sound reports.

Kelis Readies 'FOOD' Album for April

The show, called "Saucy and Sweet," will premiere on the channel Feb. 26 and will feature the singer's culinary creations -- "food with attitude," a teaser on the channel's website promises.

Her foray into TV precedes Kelis' "FOOD" album, which is due April 21 as her first release on indie label Ninja Tune. Produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, the album exudes its culinary theme in the tracklist, with "Jerk Ribs" joined by "Breakfast," "Cobbler," "Fish Fry" and "Biscuits 'n' Gravy."

Kelis Announces New Album 'FOOD,' Releases New Song

It's her first release since 2010's "Flesh Tone," which peaked at No. 48 on the Billboard 200.

"Saucy and Sweet" will air at 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesdays.

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