When Musicians Go Gastro
By Jason Lamphier
Photo of Kelis by Laurent Levy
Bragging about her milkshake put Kelis on the map, but with a new Cooking Channel show, Saucy and Sweet, and her latest album, Food, the R&B diva–turned-chef has officially loosened her belt. She’s hardly the first musician to give in to her cravings. Below, a taste of some more.
Trip-hoppers Cibo Matto release Viva! La Woman,
a bizarro album of all food- inspired songs.
Listen to Cibo Matto's "Sugar Water" below:
Moby founds TeaNY,
a vegan sanctuary offering cold nectarine and cantaloupe soup.
Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood uncorks his Private Cellar wine label.
Rapper MF Doom’s Mm.. Food
features tracks like “Hoe Cakes” and “Poo-Putt Platter.”
Listen to "Poo-Putt Platter" below:
Justin Timberlake opens his down-home restaurant, Southern Hospitality.
Hanson launches Mmmhops, a full-bodied pale ale.
James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem)
premieres his dried cherry-cocoa–meyer lemon–flavored coffee, House of Good.
Kelis serves up Food, with songs like “Cobbler,”
“Friday Fish Fry,” and “Biscuits n’ Gravy.”
Listen to "Jerk Ribs" below: