Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hip Hop and Cooking: Together at Last

I haven't had a chance to check out Crazy Legs' "Lunch Breaks"... beyond a minute or two and reading the New York Times article... but it certainly combines two things that this humble blogger has some interest in:
Thirty years ago, Mr. Colon — better known as the B-boy, or break dancer, Crazy Legs — propelled hip-hop culture to the world stage as a member of the seminal dance troupe known as the Rock Steady Crew. Today, he remains a global ambassador for B-boying, and his kitchen here is the embassy. While Mr. Colon and his manic sidekick, David (D-Stroy) Melendez, serve up an eclectic set that includes Ray Barretto, Roberto Roena, Biggie Smalls and Chic, they challenge their guests — established artists and hopeful newcomers — to cook a healthy lunch.
A pretty cool hook and from the few minutes I've seen, Crazy Legs seems a skilled DJ with deep crates... though I have no idea about how good the cooking aspect is. The timing is a little inconvenient for me to watch regularly, but they've got full archives online.