questlove mixtape potluck

Questlove is best known for his achievements in the music world, but his interest in food runs a close second. His renowned Food Salons-where the country’s best chefs cook for star-studded guest lists-are now legendary. At these salons, guests are always telling Questlove about their super-special secret recipes, which got him thinking: “Why not design an event where everyone makes that super-special secret recipe, all at once?” And everyone is invited.

In Mixtape Potluck (Abrams Image; October 15, 2019; U.S. $29.99; Hardcover), Questlove imagines the ultimate potluck dinner party. He invites more than fifty chefs, entertainers, artists, thought leaders, and musicians (full guest list below) and asks them to bring along their favorite recipes. He also pairs each guest with a song that he feels best captures their unique creative energy.

The book starts with a charming foreword by fellow potluck aficionado Martha Stewart and finishes with Questlove’s tips on how to make the perfect playlist. The result is not only an accessible, entertaining cookbook but also a collection of diverting musical commentaries. With Questlove’s inimitable style of hosting dinner parties and entertaining guests,Mixtape Potluck gives readers unexpected insights into the fascinating creative relationship between music and food.

The Guest List:
Eric Ripert
Carla Hall
Tom Sachs
Fred Armisen
Martha Stewart
Dustin Yellin
Ardenia Brown
Padma Lakshmi
Greg Baxtrom
Ignacio Mattos
Camille Becerra
Nyesha Arrington
Kelly Fields
Maya Rudolph
Shep Gordon
Tariq Trotter
Alex Stupak
Lilly Singh
Zooey Deschanel
Marisa Tomei
Edouardo Jordan
Flynn McGarry
Jessica Koslow
Amy Poehler
Haile Thomas
Kimbal Musk
Natalie Portman
Jessica Seinfeld
Ashley Graham
Mark Ladner
Humberto Leon
Tanya Holland
Kwame Onwuachi
Yvonne Orji
Jimmy Fallon
Carol Lim
Kevin Tien
Athena Calderone
Andrew Zimmern
JJ Johnson
Mashama Bailey
Missy Robbins
Chris Fischer
Jessica Biel
Melody Ehsani
Dominique Ansel
Christina Tosi
Joey Baldino
Thelma Golden
Gabrielle Union
Kether Donohue
Dave Arnold
Matty Matheson
Stanley Tucci
Q-Tip
Jarobi White
Eric Wareheim
Janina Gavankar