Meet Spank and News—the chefs behind the cult-favorite Los Angeles restaurant—in this “part recipe collection and part autobiography” that “details the duo’s rise from gang life to cooking for the likes of Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar (Time Out).
When two former members of Los Angeles’ most nefarious rival gangs decided to unite under one oven, they had no idea that they would be creating an empire. Trap Kitchen is a glimpse into the meals that have now become famous in the L.A. streets thanks to the series of pop-up restaurants that continue to bloom throughout the area. Celebrities and residents alike flock to the locations for soulful meals—but it’s more than that.
Having lost friends and family to violence, we learn how the masterminds behind Trap Kitchen sought to change the paths they were on, using cooking as their driving force. While other cookbooks may boast a level of urban-skewed appeal in their realness, this cookbook also delves into the stories of why they became involved in cooking in the first place.
Inside, you’ll also find over 30 fun, delicious recipes that have delighted the restaurant’s famous clientele, such as:
• Trap Mac
• Bacon and Young Cheesy
• Too Much Sauce BBQ Chicken
• Chicken & Waffles
• Seafood Gumbo
• Skrrrrrt Steak
• All In My Grill Salmon
• Young Chops on the Heat
Trap Kitchen is both a heartfelt and stomach-filling experience to learn how two men changed their stars by seeking out peace and good food for themselves and their community.