There's nothing I love more than some good weed and a delicious cooking show and our good sis Kelis just teamed up with Netflix to give us the perfect mix of boffum.
In a recent Instagram post, the "Milkshake" singer announced that she would be hosting the streaming platform's newest competition show, Cooked With Cannabis, that is scheduled to drop on April 20th, alongside Portland chef, Leather Storrs and we have our rolling papers ready. In the post, she wrote:
"I'm really excited to announce my new show, Cooked with Cannabis on @Netflix!! Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love my Netflix, so this is a dream come true. Interestingly, this was one of those things that I didn't go looking for, it kind of came to me."
According to Netflix, the six-episode series will feature 18 professional chefs who will race against the clock to make the perfect cannabis-infused three-course meal:
"Cooked with Cannabis is a show where weed is a seasoning rather than the reason. It's granular, educational, heartfelt and smart. The contestants had personal and romantic relationships with the herb and they knew its intricacies: medically, chemically, spiritually and as an intoxicant. Further, there was a real sense of community and camaraderie."
Kelis, who released her first cookbook, My Life on a Plate: Recipes From Around the World, in 2016, isn't new to the culinary game, she's true to it, making her the perfect person to give away $10,000 to one lucky canna-cooking contestant. She continued:
"As a chef, I was intrigued by the food and as an everyday person, I was interested in how powerful this topic is in today's society. In this country, many things have been used systematically to oppress groups of people, but this is so culturally important for us to learn and grow together. I hope you all will tune in, it's definitely going to be a good time! We launch on 4/20! XO."
In an interview with NY Daily News, Kelis explained that while as an avid binge-watcher, her recent collaboration with Netflix was written in the stars, she took on the role as host of the show for a much more personal reason: the culture.
"It moved your heart in ways you didn't expect it to because it is so culturally important. In this country, there are so many things that have been used systematically to oppress groups of people, so this could be all fun and games, but you look at it and go, 'You know what, this is important. People's lives have been affected in a really positive and negative way, and how do we take some control back?'"
While we wait on the premiere of Cooked With Cannabis, scroll below for four more Black AF cannabis chefs who are totally doing it for the culture right now.
Featured image by Instagram/@kelis.