ottolenghi: the cookbook

How I spend my mornings before work these days.

Our goal is to have our proposal for our cookbook done & submitted to an agent to shop around to publishers by the end of the year. And there is A LOT of work that goes into a proposal….so putting in time on research every day.

Book Gifts For Foodies and Cooks: For the culinarily curious, a list of cookbooks and food memoirs designed to whet any appetite. Just maybe read while facing the stove.

(For all our Holiday 2014 gift guides, click here!)

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Missy Elliott - On & On 

Time for some good hip hop ! No surprise here, I am a Missy Elliott fan, but beyond that, I still recognize that her last effort, The Cookbook, wasn’t exactly what we can expect from a heavy weight (no bad words here !) MC as her ! It was a record full of names, putting on a same line fancy producers from The Neptunes to Scott Storch. And it was almost as if everything was brought down to “that one made this and that other one this”… OOOkay, but this is basically really far from Missy Elliott’s music. “let’s take hip-hop back to the rule” she was saying in the intro of her Under Construction album, but somehow she got lost between the albums. No need to tell you that, along many other, I am really looking forward for her new record to come out as her two last singles,Triple Threat and 9th Inning, were absolutely hot ! But despise what I just said above, The Cookbook was worthing the try and as proof, here’s the track entitled On & On produced by The Neptunes and featuring the orgasmic “uh uh” of Mr Pharell Williams. Beside, if the track haven’t been put in a real video, a glimpse of it appear in the Lose Control video ! 

                                 

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C'est le moment de mettre un peu de hip hop ! C'est pas nouveau, je suis un fan de Missy Elliott, mais au delà de ça, je reconnais malgré tout que son dernier album studio, The Cookbook, ne répondait pas vraiment à ce que l'on pouvait attendre d'une rappeuse de son calibre. C'était surtout un album qui alignait les noms, réunissant dans le même album des producteurs allant des Neptunes jusqu'à Scott Storch. Et on avait presque la sensation que tout était rapporté à “ machin à produit ça, et lui, celle ci”… Bref, un concept qui est assez éloigné de la musique de Missy Elliott. “let’s take hip-hop back to the rule” disait elle dans l'intro de l'album Under Construction, mais d'une façon ou d'une autre elle a perdu son chemin entre les albums. Inutile de vous dire que comme beaucoup, j'attends avec impatience son prochain album, vu que ses deux derniers single, Triple Threat et 9th Inning étaient tout simplement super ! Malgré ce que je viens d'avancer, The Cookbook méritait qu'on lui prête une oreille, la preuve la plus éclatante étant la chanson On & On produit par les Neptunes sur lesquelles on entend la participation des “uh uh” orgasmiques de Mr Pharell Williams. Et si la chanson n a pas était mise en vidéo, un petit clip de celle ci est visible dans celle de Lose Control

Missy Elliott - Lose Control (feat. Ciara and Fat Man Scoop)