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What if Questlove threw a dinner party and everyone came?  Named one of fall's best cookbooks by Los Angeles Times, GrubStreet, and Eater  “Even with its many flashy co-authors, Mixtape Potluck never wavers from its earnest stated intent: to help readers plan the best possible dinner party. With friends like his, Quest is one to trust.” - EATER   Questlove is best known fo What if Questlove threw a dinner party and everyone came?  Named one of fall's best cookbooks by Los Angeles Times, GrubStreet, and Eater  “Even with its many flashy co-authors, Mixtape Potluck never wavers from its earnest stated intent: to help readers plan the best possible dinner party. With friends like his, Quest is one to trust.” - EATER   Questlove is best known for his achievements in the music world, but his interest in food runs a close second. He has hosted a series of renowned Food Salons and conversations with some of America’s most prominent chefs. Now he is turning his hand to creating a cookbook. In Mixtape Potluck Cookbook, Questlove imagines the ultimate potluck dinner party, inviting more than fifty chefs, entertainers, and musicians—such as Eric Ripert, Natalie Portman, and Q-Tip—and asking them to bring along their favorite recipes. He also pairs each cook with a song that he feels best captures their unique creative energy. The result is not only an accessible, entertaining cookbook, but also a collection of Questlove’s diverting musical commentaries as well as an illustration of the fascinating creative relationship between music and food. With Questlove’s unique style of hosting dinner parties and his love of music, food, and entertaining, this book will give readers unexpected insights into the relationship between culture and food. Note: The cover material for this book is meant to mimic the texture and tactile quality of tinfoil and is intentional.


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What if Questlove threw a dinner party and everyone came?  Named one of fall's best cookbooks by Los Angeles Times, GrubStreet, and Eater  “Even with its many flashy co-authors, Mixtape Potluck never wavers from its earnest stated intent: to help readers plan the best possible dinner party. With friends like his, Quest is one to trust.” - EATER   Questlove is best known fo What if Questlove threw a dinner party and everyone came?  Named one of fall's best cookbooks by Los Angeles Times, GrubStreet, and Eater  “Even with its many flashy co-authors, Mixtape Potluck never wavers from its earnest stated intent: to help readers plan the best possible dinner party. With friends like his, Quest is one to trust.” - EATER   Questlove is best known for his achievements in the music world, but his interest in food runs a close second. He has hosted a series of renowned Food Salons and conversations with some of America’s most prominent chefs. Now he is turning his hand to creating a cookbook. In Mixtape Potluck Cookbook, Questlove imagines the ultimate potluck dinner party, inviting more than fifty chefs, entertainers, and musicians—such as Eric Ripert, Natalie Portman, and Q-Tip—and asking them to bring along their favorite recipes. He also pairs each cook with a song that he feels best captures their unique creative energy. The result is not only an accessible, entertaining cookbook, but also a collection of Questlove’s diverting musical commentaries as well as an illustration of the fascinating creative relationship between music and food. With Questlove’s unique style of hosting dinner parties and his love of music, food, and entertaining, this book will give readers unexpected insights into the relationship between culture and food. Note: The cover material for this book is meant to mimic the texture and tactile quality of tinfoil and is intentional.

59 review for Mixtape Potluck Cookbook: A Dinner Party for Friends, Their Recipes, and the Songs They Inspire

  1. 4 out of 5

    RH Walters

    I was really glad to have Questlove as a roommate when the library shut down during the pandemic. Maya Rudolph's chili recipe took SIX CANS of my quarantine pantry items though, and I'm not sure I'll keep her habit of adding chocolate chips and Fritos to chili. There are some great ideas in here and visually the book is sumptuous, with fabulous endpaper drawings and the big heavy shiny cover. Ultimately I had to concede that I will never get to attend a potluck with Questlove. I was really glad to have Questlove as a roommate when the library shut down during the pandemic. Maya Rudolph's chili recipe took SIX CANS of my quarantine pantry items though, and I'm not sure I'll keep her habit of adding chocolate chips and Fritos to chili. There are some great ideas in here and visually the book is sumptuous, with fabulous endpaper drawings and the big heavy shiny cover. Ultimately I had to concede that I will never get to attend a potluck with Questlove.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra Santos

    Funnily enough, this book served more as an inspiration to host fun gatherings than it served as a cohesive cookbook. I'm not mad about that, though. A eclectic menagerie of recipes with some less-than-stellar photos didn't detract from the fact that this book is a love letter to cooking, eating, sharing, and gathering. I enjoyed reading through it (honestly, the writing is charming) and will definitely try more of the recipes! Funnily enough, this book served more as an inspiration to host fun gatherings than it served as a cohesive cookbook. I'm not mad about that, though. A eclectic menagerie of recipes with some less-than-stellar photos didn't detract from the fact that this book is a love letter to cooking, eating, sharing, and gathering. I enjoyed reading through it (honestly, the writing is charming) and will definitely try more of the recipes!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Liquidlasagna

    The book feels like a trainwreck, a party of hipsters, famous chefs, hollywood people, and very good recipes with the very worst of 'very good vegan' and recent wacky food trends. I consider this as an essential time capsule of the 2010s to compare fifty years back to 1965 with James Beard's On Entertaining! You get a strange mix of fame bringing their versions of tuna casserole (or anything BUT Tuna Casserole) for a New York Party from Hell... Eric Ripert - Martha Stewart - Fred Armisen and May Ru The book feels like a trainwreck, a party of hipsters, famous chefs, hollywood people, and very good recipes with the very worst of 'very good vegan' and recent wacky food trends. I consider this as an essential time capsule of the 2010s to compare fifty years back to 1965 with James Beard's On Entertaining! You get a strange mix of fame bringing their versions of tuna casserole (or anything BUT Tuna Casserole) for a New York Party from Hell... Eric Ripert - Martha Stewart - Fred Armisen and May Rudolph (from Saturday Night Live) Zooey Dechanel - Natalie Portman - Jessica Seinfeld - Jimmy Fallon - Dominque Ansel It's an enjoyable freak show of recipes! --- Arrival Snacks Fresh and Smoked Salmon Rillette with Sourdough Toast Eric Ripert white wine - shallots - salt two lbs salmon fillet- 6 oz smoked salmon - lemon juice mayonnaise - black pepper - chives toasted sourdough or fresh baguette Pimento Cheese Dip with Biscuit Crackers Carla Hall Crackers: homemade or store bought 6 day old biscuits Pimento Cheese: cream cheese - mayonnaise - grated garlic cayenne - roasted red pepper - kosher salt grated cheddar - grated monterey jack Plantains: Two Ways Fred Armisen four large plantains - olive oil - kosher salt four green plaintains-hot sauce Grape Focaccia Martha Stewart seedless grapes - extra-virgin olive oyl - kosher salt flour - golden raisins - dry yeast warm water - sanding sugar - fresh rosemary flaky salt Guacamole Dustin Yellin red onion - salt - avocados cilantros - limes - serrano chili chili powder - black pepper - tortilla chips --- Small Plates Crab Rangoon Greg Baxtrom grapeseed oil- jake - salt one cup of crabmeat - one cup of ricotta package of wonton noodles - canola oil for frying Perfect No-Roll Crab Roll Igacio Mattos Crab: unsalted butter - six ounces of Jonah or Dungeness crabmeat- quarter cup of crab tomalley lemon zest - white wine vinegar - chardonnay vinegar dulse seaweed - kombu butter stock - french grey salt Stock: kombu - shiitake mushrooms - unsalted butter fresh grapefruit juice, french grey salt Poached Chicken Wraps Camille Becerra Chicken: four chicken breasts - salt - water white wine - white vinegar - garlic onion - lemongrass - ginger cinnamon stick - bay leaves dried red chili (chile de arbol or bird's eye chili) Chili Sauce: toasted sesame seeds - tahini - garlic ginger - chili garlic sauce (tuong or toi) - water soy sauce - rice vinegar - fish sauce toasted sesame oil Serving: lettuce (Butter, Little Gem, Castelfranco, Radicchio, Escarole) sesame seeds - cilantro - mint mixed sprouts (mung bean, radish sprouts, pea shoots) one cup of chopped roasted salted peanuts garlic sauce (tuong or toi) New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp and Burrata Toast Kelly Fields (you got to deal with gross-out of shrimp legs and tentacles and shrimp heads and the mess) (but it wonderfully breaks the rule for seafood and cheese) BBQ Sauce: head-on shrimp - olive oil - worcestershire sauce black pepper - creole seasoning - cloves salt - bay leaves - lemon juice BBQ Shrimp: olive oil - garlic - bbq sauce head-on shrimp (plus shrimp reserced from the sauce recipe) unsalted butter - salt - pepper lemon juice toast: sourdough bread - olive oil burrata cheese - flaky salt --- Soups and Stews Chocolate Chili (beans chocolate and cheese!) Maya Rudolph vegetable oil - yellow onion - garlic chili powder - cumin - bay leaves 15 oz kidney beans - 15 oz pinto beans 15 oz black beans - 15 oz white beans canned diced tomato and juices - tin of tomato juice - kosher salt serving: chocolate chips - greek yoghurt - grated cheddar green onions - fritos - lime wedges cholula hot sauce Shep's Maui Onion and Ginger Soup Shep Gordon unsalted butter - maui onions - ginger salt - chicken stock - white wine thyme - half and half cream - black pepepr two whole crabs (may be optional) South Philly Seafood Stew (you got to pick out the clam and mussel shells out) Tariq Trotter olive oil - spanish onion - fennel shallots - garlic - kosher salt red chili flakes - vermouth or white wine - tomato paste san marzano tomatoes - seafood stock - bay leaves one lb musels - one lb clams - one lb scallops one lb whitefish (halibut or turbot) - one lb shrimp white pepper - parmesan - toasted italian bread Mom's Chicken Curry Lilly Singh grapeseed, avocado or coconut oil - onions - garlic ginger - cumin seeds - serrano chilis tumeric - red chili flakes - salt water - beefsteak tomatoes - one whole chicken (cut into 10-12 pieces) basmati rice or pita bread - cilantro --- Sides and Salads Bok Choy and Cumumber Salad Zooey Deschanel boy choy - persian cucumbers - sesame oil ponzu sauce - salt sesame seeds Peppers a la Famiglia Tomei red peppers - garlic - extra-virgin olive oil good sea salt or flaky salt such as Maldon - fresh black pepper san marzano tomatoes Herbed Shrimp with Fried Green Tomatoes Edouardo Jordan shrimp salad: shrimp - dijon mustard - aioli or mayonnaise fresh parsley - fresh tarragon - olive oil celery - fennel - red onion jalepeno - salt - mint fried green tomatoes: kosher salt - buttermilk - canola or vegetable oil cornmeal - green tomatoes (sliced 6mm thick) - flaky salt serving: romaine lettuce - lemon juice Tomato Salad with Nectarines, B asil and Bagna Cauda Flynn McGarry anchovies - garlic - lemon zest lemon juice - olive oil - heirloom tomatoes plums or nectarines - fresh basil - apple cider vinegar good flaky salt such as Maldon Tomato/Potato Salad Jessica Koslow potatoes: peewee potatoes - olive oil - salt cardamon dressing: coriander seeds - cumin seeds - rice vinegar apple cider vinegar - ginger juice - lemon juice cardamon - kosher salt serving: heirloom tomatoes - cilantro - fresh parsley red onion - flaky salt - lemon juice --- Vegetarian Food to Impress People Easy Veggie Party Quiche (That Will Blow Everyone's Minds) Amy Poehler frozen piecrust - eggs - heavy cream fresh nutmeg - thyme sprigs - kosher salt black pepper - gruyere - soft goat cheese unsalted butter - spinach - asparagus mushrooms (button or cremini) - onion - lemon zest fresh parsley Spinach Pie Natalie Portland phyllo - olive oil - yellow onion salt - baby spinach - pine nuts golden or purple raisins - feta cheese Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Two Sauces Jessica Seinfeld cauliflower three small heads cauliflower extra-virgin olive oil - kosher salt water - black pepper smoky red pepper sauce: red peppers - beefsteam tomatoe - parmesan roasted salted almonds - smoked paprika - cayenne kosher salt - extra-virgin olive oil - sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar spicy green sauce: jalapeno peppers - green onions - garlic cilantro - fresh basil - mayonnaise lime juice - kosher salt - sour cream chopped parsley and cilantro (serves 10-12 people) (preparation 20 minutes and 1 hour to cook) --- Carb Jonez Nastassia's Baked Pasta Frittata Mark Ladner garlic fried breadcrumbs: baguette or small italian rolls olive oil - garlic - salt frittata: unsalted butter - salt - spaghetti (preferably grando duro) italian salami - parmesan - mozzarella eggs - cherry tomatoes - zuccini blossoms or small zucchinis Tuna Pasta a la Popowendy Humberto Leon salt - olive oil - penne or rigatoni pasta peas - red onion - canned tuna in water mayonnaise - garlic powder- black pepper Old Dirty Basmati Rice Tanya Holland creole spice: cayenne - black pepper - paprika salt - herbs de Provence - cumin rice: basmati rice - water - bay leaves kosher salt - olive oil - chicken livers pork sausage - green onions - garlic green pepper - red pepper - jalepeno pepper creole spice - chicken stock - worcestershire sauce tamari or soy sauce - fresh thyme - fresh parsley baby spinach - your fave hot sauce Jollof Rice with Jerk Chicken and Marinated Gooseberries Kwame Onwuachi red sauce: red peppers - tomatoes - tomato paste red onion - ginger - garlic maggi seasoning cube - habereno hot sauce - curry powder salt - canola oil jerk paste and chicken: soy sauce - green onions - habereno peppers tamarind paste - worcestershire sauce - ginger garlic - sugar - salt allspice - cinnamon - bay leaves cloves - canola oil - one chicken (cut into 8 pieces) jollof rice: canola oil - basmati rice - habereno pepper red sauce - water - salt gooseberries: lime juice - honey - olive oil kosher salt - gooseberries serving: green onions - fresh parsley Coconut Jollof Rice Yvonne Orki long-grain rice (basmati or jasmine) - olive oil - beefsteak tomatoes red onion - habereno peppers - salt curry powder - smoked paprika - coconut milk thyme - basil - black pepper two maggi seasoning cubes - jumbo shrimp - toasted coconut flakes --- Meat Eaters Air-Fried Chicken Burgers Jimmy Fallon (he's using a countertop air fryer, mostly because he has one and is always trying to find some use for it) Martins Potato Rolls - ground chicken breast - milk white onion - jalepeno - cayenne salt - pepper - italian breadcrumbs olive oil cooking spray (for fryer) - Kraft processed cheese slices green leaf lettuce - beefsteak tomatoes - sriracha sauce Heidi's Million Dollar Chicken Carol Lim chicken wings: salt - black pepper - buttermilk chicken wings - vegetable oil - Beksul Korean frying mix or Japanese panko breadcrumbs sauce: soy sauce - gochajang - brown sugar toasted sesame oil - rice vinegar canola oil - garlic serving: green onions - toasted sesame seeds - steamed white rice Thit Kho Tau/Vietnamese Braised Pork Belly Kevin Tien pork belly - fish sauce - black pepper eggs - sugar - water shallots - thai chillies - green onions one can of Coco Rico soda steamed white rice Lamb Chops with Mint Salsa over Couscous Athena Calderone mint salsa verde: mint - parsley - garlic shallot - habereno - extra-virgin olive oil lemon juice - salt - black pepper currant couscous: vinegar - currants - extra-virgin olive oil yellow onion - garlic - cumin seeds chicken stock - couscous - pine nuts salt - black pepper lamb chops: black peppercorns - cumin seeds - coriander seeds salt - eight bone-in lamb rib chops Spicy Sweet and Sour Chicken with Lemongrass Andrew Zimmern arbol chilies - thai chilis - lemongrass shallots - garlic - tumeric cinnamon - salt ten medium chicken thighs peanut oil - ketchup - white vinegar or rice vinegar sugar - water - carrots peas - mint - steamed white rice JJ's Sticky Ribs JJ Johnson ribs: two racks pork baby back ribs (three pounds) thai sweet chili sauce - soy sauce - green curry paste fish sauce - grated ginger - grated garlic sauce: all-natural smooth peanut butter - soy sauce - tomato paste water - light brown sugar - thai sweet chili sauce rice vinegar - thai green chili paste - smoked paprika thai basil leaves serving: thai basil - roasted salted peanuts Country Captain Chicken Mashama Bailey unsalted butter - olive oil - two chickens (cut into eight pieces) salt - black pepper - onions green bell peppers - serrano chilies - one head of garlic curry powder - diced tomatoes - white wine chicken stock- raisins or currants - parsley Braised Osso Bucco with Fennel Soffrito (I typed Braised Osoo Bucco) Missy Robbins four center-cut veal shanks (14 ounces) kosher salt - olive oil - fennel carrots - onions - garlic white wine - san marzano tomatoes - fennel seeds red chile flakes - rosemary - thyme fennel pollen - fennel fronds (both for garnish) Fried Rabbit Chris Fischer brine and rabbit: buttermilk - hard cider - plain yoghurt egg - shallot - salt two whole rabbits, split into nine parts by the butcher dry mix: rice flour - panko - potato starch (i said potyato statch) red chile flakes - salt - baking powder grapeseed oil - salt serving: jar of pickles - small jar of mayonnaise or homemake aioli) (nothing says odd like pickles and fried rabbit, oh and some mayo) (oh everyone likes mayo and rabbit) (I'm sure that mayonnaise takes the grease away!) --- Bittersweet Endings Blueberry Crunch Cake Jessica Biel unsalted butter - crushed pineapple - blueberries yellow cake mix (or do it from scratch) - chopped pecans - sugar Fruit Salad with Cucumber and Mint Melody Ehsani strawberries - apples - persian cucumbers blueberries - blackberries - meyer lemon mint - flaky salt Cinnamon Rolls with Honey Mead Icing Dominique Ansel dough: flour - salt - sugar dry yeast - milk - eggs unsalted butter - cooking spray cinnamon schmear: unsalted butter - light brown sugar cinnamon - egg white soak: milk - unsalted butter - heavy cream eggs - maple syrup - salt lemon zest icing: powdered sugar - mead Corny Shortcakes with Strawberries and Whipped Cream Christina Tosi shortcake: egg - heavy cream - flour corn flour - freeze-dried corn powder - sugar light brown sugar - salt - baking powder unsalted butter - vegetable shortening - fresh corn kernels (when in season) confectioners sugar strawberries: strawberries - sugar sour whipped cream: heavy cream - sour cream - sugar - salt --- Raise a Glass Bourbon Raspberry Tea Gabrielle Union raspberry iced tea (preferred brand) water - bourbon or rye whisky fresh strawberries Kether's Favorite Cocktail Me and Mia (crazy shit) Kether Donohue bourbon - white truffle flakes (infused for 7-10 days) carpano antica vermouth - amontillado sherry - truffle salt six lemons - ice Red Skies at Night Dave Arnold ice - lime juice - flor de cana white rum soda water - lime slice syrup: tumeric root - ginger - wildflower honey water - red chile flakes - vegetable glycerin - salt --- Late Night Snacks Grilled Bologna Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls - mayonnaise - mustard dill pickle - white onion - salt 6mm thick slices of bologna (i would use mortadella or some smoked farmer's sausage patties) canola or vegetable oil - American Cheese/Processed Cheese Slices optional iceberg lettuce condiment (basically a baloney cheeseburger, with the underside being a mustard-mayo-pickle-onion sauce) Mac and Cheese Q-Tip unsalted butter asiago - white cheddar - regular cheddar - fontina - parmesan olive oil - jalepenos - garlic milk - flour - egg yolks fresh thyme - cayenne - black pepper fresh sausage, italian, chorizo, or dealer's choice elbow macaroni Tina's Cold "Pizza" Jarobi White 8 oz cream cheese - 3/4 cup heinz chili sauce - onion green bell pepper - black olives 1 cup cooked shrimp - 1.5 cups cooked crabmeat 1.5 cups mozzarella - taco seasoning "Heimy's Happiness" Fries with Kew[oe Mayo, Caviar (and a glass of bubbles) Eric Wareheim one bag of frozen french fries kewpie japanese mayonnaise (or get mayonnaise and add msg to it) 3.5 oz caviar sparkling wine (preferably Las Juras) (fries and mayo with a dollop of caviar, i told you this book creeps me out!) --- I hate half of the book, I love half of the book, it can vary from a six to a eight rating in parts, possible a low of five to a high of nine, depending on what the recipes are. I love it for being freaky, but no way in hell i'll ever ever like 35% to 40% of the recipes. But all of the recipes, 90% of them are extremely extremely well done!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sandy

    I liked the idea about this cookbook and in the introduction, it is explained in detailed how this cookbook came about. It’s a song inspired potluck. A song is selected and individuals are invited to prepare/cook something as the tune played. The dish didn’t have to reflect what they were listening to, it was just a reflection of the person preparing the dish. This sounded like an entertaining way to prepare some food, get friends together and get to know one another. I was entertained with the m I liked the idea about this cookbook and in the introduction, it is explained in detailed how this cookbook came about. It’s a song inspired potluck. A song is selected and individuals are invited to prepare/cook something as the tune played. The dish didn’t have to reflect what they were listening to, it was just a reflection of the person preparing the dish. This sounded like an entertaining way to prepare some food, get friends together and get to know one another. I was entertained with the music choices for some of the individuals chosen for the book. Martha Stewart’s Grape Focaccia’s was paired with Snoop Dog’s “Life of Da Party” and a cocktail prepared by Dave Arnold called Red Skies at Night featuring white run, wildberry honey, red chile flakes and vegetable glycerin that was paired with “Sounds of Silence” by the Beastie Boys. This cocktail looked good until I read the ingredients, as it reminded me of a drink I used to drink, the Slow Comfortable Screw. I guess I got tired of the orange juice. It’s a very organized cookbook: with the recipes broken down into categories and there is even a list of guests that are included in the book. There’s an index and some tips on how to create your own playlist. Every recipe in the book has an illustration and I enjoyed reading the little paragraphs that accompanied each recipe about how the song was chosen. It was an interesting and fun cookbook and I enjoyed reading the Afterward and Introduction. Unfortunately, the recipes were nothing that I would fix. Spinach Pie, Tuna Pasta a la Popowendy, Thit Kho Tau, Bourbon Raspberry Tea- those are just a few random pages of the book. I did enjoy the book; the idea was fantastic but the recipes were not of my liking.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Pixie

    First of all, this is not a book by Martha Stewart. She wrote the intro and contributed one recipe. Questlove is a DJ for a famous late night show. He knows plenty of celebrities and had them all contribute. In return he sent them a song inspired by themselves or their recipes, each one described in the book. He also has sections on hosting a potluck and creating a playlist for it. Of course you can find the playlist on Spotify. Personally I liked the jazz, oldies, and novelty songs about food, First of all, this is not a book by Martha Stewart. She wrote the intro and contributed one recipe. Questlove is a DJ for a famous late night show. He knows plenty of celebrities and had them all contribute. In return he sent them a song inspired by themselves or their recipes, each one described in the book. He also has sections on hosting a potluck and creating a playlist for it. Of course you can find the playlist on Spotify. Personally I liked the jazz, oldies, and novelty songs about food, not most of the hip hop. But it was interesting, an added plus to a cookbook. At first I didn't think I liked most of the recipes, but when I started to read his comments, they grew on me. Potlucks are full of stuff you wouldn't make yourself, but you like to see what other people make. This book is like that. I had to return it to the library, but I think it also had nice photos.

  6. 5 out of 5

    C.C.

    I love cookbooks and this is such a unique angle for one. I can't wait to cook and listen my way through this in my kitchen. I love cookbooks and this is such a unique angle for one. I can't wait to cook and listen my way through this in my kitchen.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    I haven't made any of the recipes yet, but I enjoyed the concept and this was fun to read through. I haven't made any of the recipes yet, but I enjoyed the concept and this was fun to read through.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Katherine

    I LOVED the concept of this book! A kind of synesthesia of food and music. I listened to each song as I read the recipe it went with, and was introduced to a lot of cool tracks I didn't know before. The whole thing felt like an interactive and artistic experience. There were only a few recipes I'd consider trying myself, but I'd definitely go to this potluck party! Recipes of note for myself: - Open-Face Mushroom Sliders with Maple Chipotle Aioli by Haile Thomas (p. 97) - Spicy Sweet and Sour Chick I LOVED the concept of this book! A kind of synesthesia of food and music. I listened to each song as I read the recipe it went with, and was introduced to a lot of cool tracks I didn't know before. The whole thing felt like an interactive and artistic experience. There were only a few recipes I'd consider trying myself, but I'd definitely go to this potluck party! Recipes of note for myself: - Open-Face Mushroom Sliders with Maple Chipotle Aioli by Haile Thomas (p. 97) - Spicy Sweet and Sour Chicken with Lemongrass by Andrew Zimmerman (p. 145) - Country Captain Chicken by Mashama Bailey (p. 152) - Ginger Beer by Thelma Golden (p. 179) - Tina's Cold "Pizza" by Jarobi White (p. 198)

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mandy

    I like to cook but I hate potlucks (or as I refer to them, parties that force you to be complimentary about other people’s shitty food). I love the idea of a dinner party but have only been organized enough for a handful. I loved the idea of songs tailored to specific individuals to prompt them for recipes, and found this book completely charming. The pandemic means I’m still wary of dinner parties but this book reminds us of what we have lost.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Leona

    This was cool, funky, cleverly presented - much like the author himself. I wasn’t familiar with most of the music, and wasn’t compelled to queue up any tracks since I’m 60+ and not the intended audience for this book! Grateful the library system offered the e-book for a quick perusal. I didn’t flag any of the recipes but I can see how this could be an inspiration to invite people over to cook!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kate Cronin

    It's good to be Questlove. What an amazing collection of recipes he curates in this book, each submitted by a friend that he sent a song to as their inspiration. Amazing recipes, fun side notes and gorgeous photographs. Couldn't have been a better way to spend New Year's morning. It's good to be Questlove. What an amazing collection of recipes he curates in this book, each submitted by a friend that he sent a song to as their inspiration. Amazing recipes, fun side notes and gorgeous photographs. Couldn't have been a better way to spend New Year's morning.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Gina

    Difficult recipes with lots of prep, uncommon ingredients and didn't sound all that tasty. One that I wanted to make with chickpeas is missing a step. It tells you to put the chickpeas in water but not for how long or what temp and then all of a sudden assembles the salad. Difficult recipes with lots of prep, uncommon ingredients and didn't sound all that tasty. One that I wanted to make with chickpeas is missing a step. It tells you to put the chickpeas in water but not for how long or what temp and then all of a sudden assembles the salad.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Alecia

    3.5/5.0 Questlove provides a rationale for which song is paired with each guest and their recipe. Entertaining! And the full playlist can be found on Spotify. Recipes from Jimmy Fallon (of course!), Martha Stewart, Zooey Deschanel, Marisa Tomei, Fred Armisen, and more look reasonable to make.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Samantha York

    The recipes DO look amazing and I'm looking forward to trying several, but what makes this book awesome is Questlove's thoughts and commentary on get togethers. I knew this book would be fun; it was better than I thought. The recipes DO look amazing and I'm looking forward to trying several, but what makes this book awesome is Questlove's thoughts and commentary on get togethers. I knew this book would be fun; it was better than I thought.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Cora

    So many great recipes! Hoping to try a few out this week and next. Only gave 4 stars because honestly I wish there were more.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    This book is so much fun!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kayla

    questlove assigned famous people songs to inspire a potluck recipe. I had only heard of some of the people and almost none of the songs, and yet I found the whole idea fascinating.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Louisa Pecchioni

    Offers a variety of recipes from something more complex (at least to me) like Osso bucco with fennel soffrito to something more simple like Mac n cheese (homemade, not box variety). I like how each recipe provides some connection to the author with the contributor and a song to go along. I can almost picture the party with the music in the background. There are options for vegans to meat eaters. Interesting drink recipes, including one on how to make your own ginger beer. I also like the comment Offers a variety of recipes from something more complex (at least to me) like Osso bucco with fennel soffrito to something more simple like Mac n cheese (homemade, not box variety). I like how each recipe provides some connection to the author with the contributor and a song to go along. I can almost picture the party with the music in the background. There are options for vegans to meat eaters. Interesting drink recipes, including one on how to make your own ginger beer. I also like the comments at the end for tips on a successful party or as a guest, if you can’t cook, then bring ice and a plant. It’s an easygoing book to set the mood for an easygoing party. No pressure!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Robbi C

    I really enjoyed reading Quest’s side notes and listening to the songs as I went! On the downside, some of the dishes had ingredients I would not likely buy and if I did, I would have to find some other dishes to make with it. 🤷‍♀️ So, not everything felt accessible as a family with kids weeknight dinner and I didn’t expect it to but wanted to share in case anyone was curious on that aspect. Overall, for me, this was worth a look based on the interesting premise more than the recipes, though I d I really enjoyed reading Quest’s side notes and listening to the songs as I went! On the downside, some of the dishes had ingredients I would not likely buy and if I did, I would have to find some other dishes to make with it. 🤷‍♀️ So, not everything felt accessible as a family with kids weeknight dinner and I didn’t expect it to but wanted to share in case anyone was curious on that aspect. Overall, for me, this was worth a look based on the interesting premise more than the recipes, though I did save a few! Jessica Biel’s Blueberry Crunch dump cake is right up my alley! 😊😂

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jehnie

    I didn't read this for the recipes. I read it for the style and the organization and the guiding principle. It's a beautiful book and the organization is different from many cookbooks, but familiar enough to be easy to navigate. I didn't read this for the recipes. I read it for the style and the organization and the guiding principle. It's a beautiful book and the organization is different from many cookbooks, but familiar enough to be easy to navigate.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    There's a course and flavor for every get together in this fun book that makes you want to have or attend a potluck supper. Everything looks really delicious and I am already planning to make Grilled Bologna Sliders some late night There's a course and flavor for every get together in this fun book that makes you want to have or attend a potluck supper. Everything looks really delicious and I am already planning to make Grilled Bologna Sliders some late night

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mills College Library

    641.50922 Q58m 2019

  23. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin

    Delightful cookbook. Have made several recipes and all were delicious. I appreciated the format of the book. Plus the wonderful playlist Questlove created.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Becky Hamilton

    3.5

  25. 5 out of 5

    Cyndi

    The review I saw of this book was positively glowing, but I'm clearly not the target audience because I had no idea who most of the people are and the recipes didn't look that great... The review I saw of this book was positively glowing, but I'm clearly not the target audience because I had no idea who most of the people are and the recipes didn't look that great...

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mikaela

    Good looking recipes, interesting blurbs/stories, I was expecting more thematic.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lcharlson

    I liked the view on music and food mixed together! I would be the one bringing the Ice and a plant...Ha!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Great concept. I enjoyed reading the songs Questlove gave each person. There’s a few recipes I want to try. And some new to me songs too.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Fishpantspeacock

  30. 5 out of 5

    Alex

  31. 5 out of 5

    Rosemary

  32. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

  33. 5 out of 5

    Reader1

  34. 5 out of 5

    Mimi

  35. 4 out of 5

    Lateefah

  36. 5 out of 5

    Danielle Stanley

  37. 4 out of 5

    Donna

  38. 5 out of 5

    Catherine

  39. 4 out of 5

    Taylor Clark

  40. 5 out of 5

    Leigh Anne

  41. 4 out of 5

    Gina Chen

  42. 5 out of 5

    Danielle Miller

  43. 5 out of 5

    Kalyn Bridgewater

  44. 5 out of 5

    Roberto Gomez

  45. 5 out of 5

    Rosa Lee

  46. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

  47. 5 out of 5

    Silu Sao

  48. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Tibitoski

  49. 5 out of 5

    are_see_em

  50. 4 out of 5

    Mary Anne

  51. 4 out of 5

    Megan

  52. 5 out of 5

    Heather Bowen

  53. 4 out of 5

    C.C.

  54. 5 out of 5

    Calvin

  55. 4 out of 5

    Rcltigger

  56. 4 out of 5

    Crystal

  57. 4 out of 5

    Sandy

  58. 4 out of 5

    Ann

  59. 5 out of 5

    Adrienne Carter

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