Questlove isn't just a musical genius -- he's also a culinary junkie. The Roots legend and New York Times best-selling author is set to roll out a new food-centric book with writer Ben Greenman called Somethingtofoodabout: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs.
Featuring Quest's food journeys from New York City and Los Angeles to New Orleans and his native Philadelphia, the gifted drummer chats with chefs about "their personal histories, their creative processes, and their insights into innovation in food," per a news release.
“I don’t want to be perceived as someone who just bought my way into this world or used my currency as a means to get in,” he recently told The New York Times about his culinary endeavor, noting that a visit to Tokyo and a meal by sushi master Jiro Ono inspired him to create the book. Quest also said, "Once I saw his commitment, I realized that I needed to work harder myself."
Esteemed travel and food personality Anthony Bourdain also lends his pen to the foreword. "The term foodie is inadequate to describe Questlove's relationship with the international subculture of chefs," Bourdain writes. "He would be better described as a fully made member of the chef mafia. This book offers some evidence of his reach, the depth of his interest - and his extraordinary good taste."
In 2013, the 43-year-old musician (real name Ahmir Thompson) also released the book Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove.
Somethingtofoodabout hits shelves via Clarkson Potter on April 12.