Talk about world’s colliding; let’s introduce you to The Bon Rappetite where the Rap MC meets the un-McRib. I am absolutely in love with this take on Hip-Hop culture shaking down a culturally diverse food menu… in theory. Facading as a restaurant in the Black mecca; Atlanta, Bon Rappetite is actually a cookbook, available at Amazon.com and Urban Outfitters. Inside you’ll find recipes donning vibrant and unpardonable rap artists’ titles like Queen LaPizza, Ol’ Dirty Custard and Big Boi-led Shrimp.
Upon first glance, you’ll find yourself searching for the restaurant hours, the address, the phone number, and lastly, those trusty Yelp reviews. So, after an hour of that-quite foolish feeling-you still come away with the resolve that this guy discovered what it takes to spark interest, at the very least. It’s almost like learning the ABCs of Hip Hop History while sitting down to a feast with the King of Atlanta. Quite possibly, what we might be observing is a subtle nudge at today’s educators to approach curriculum from a different angle. Either way: Mission accomplished.
Bon Rappetite is a delightful indulgence for both your literary mind and taste buds. I mean, who can’t come home to a Drake-on, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwich? Despite your hectic schedule, I’m sure you still have room for some Bizzy Bone-less Wings. And why don’t we just all have that moment for life every Sunday with Turkey Minaj feat. Jean Graevy? For the healthy diet conscious we’ll go ahead a skip the chicken and beer for a Ludacrispy Chicken Saladinstead. Forks up!
The palatable essence of this concept is its clever author’s background. The writer; Everett Steele, an avid reader and casual musician attended the University of Georgia, where he majored in religion and met his wife and writing partner, Bunny McIntosh. Everett served in the United States Army as an armor officer, deploying to Baghdad from 2008-2009. After leaving the military, Everett and Bunny returned to Atlanta and founded Baby Robot Industries, a marketing and publicity firm. He is also the lead editor and director of publishing at Baby Robot Press; an independent publisher specializing in niche publications for new authors.
Written By: Lauren Michaels