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    I Used 2 Chainz’s Cookbook To Learn How To Cook

    Cooking in a Versace apron is optional.

    What's up, y'all? I'm Pedro. I cook fairly often, but there's absolutely no variety on my plate.

    In the name of variety, I wanted to expand my culinary horizons. I know there are plenty of celeb cookbooks out there, but I was interested in a public figure I could better relate to. That's when I remembered 2 Chainz put out a cookbook with his second album.

    So, I bought the album, grabbed the cookbook from the booklet, and went through it to see what caught my eye. After I chose my fate, I headed to the grocery store and got my shop on.

    The first day, I decided to cook 2 Chainz's shrimp scampi.

    All of my confidence was lost when I got to the pasta part, though.

    Next, I decided to whip up 2 Chainz's recipe for fried chicken and mashed potatoes.

    My next challenge came in the form of beer-steamed snow crab legs, sautéed asparagus, and 2 Chainz' "Me Time" sauce.

    The next night, I made 2 Chainz's teriyaki salmon and garlicky green beans.

    I also have to address these amazing directions. I can't afford a Versace apron and Belly isn't on Netflix, but I know it like the back of my hand. However, I did blast "Fork" at an extremely ignorant level.

    Finally, I made mixed seafood grill kebabs and smoky kale greens.

    I have to admit, I had absolutely no idea what chicken stock was when I was looking at the recipe for smoky kale greens.

    Here's what using 2 Chainz's cookbook taught me.

    1. Variety is the spice of life.

    2. Cooking can be therapeutic.

    3. Mayonnaise isn't as awful I thought.

    4. Mashed potatoes are pretty good.

    5. Sauce is your friend.

    6. Old Bay Seasoning is PERFECT with seafood.

    7. I need a Versace apron.

    8. I need to buy Belly on DVD.

    9. Julienning will make you feel like a boss.

    10. Read the directions thoroughly and YouTube how to do something before starting.

    If you want to try out any of 2 Chainz's recipes and have your own taste test, get his album, because the cookbook comes with it, here!

    And save me a plate, because I'm out of leftovers. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯