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Commissary kitchen: my infamous prison cookbook

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"Ultimately, these aren't recipes you're likely to try at home âe* though they might be just the thing when your refrigerator is bare." âe* NPR Books

Simple recipes for a complex world.

Here's what you get at the Commissary Kitchen :

- Clean Hands Sweet Potato Pie

- Spicy Seafood

- Don't Be Salty Chicken Ramen

- Barbecue Salmon

- Vegetarian Curry

And a lot more. In the Fall of 2016, rapperProdigy released his Commissary Kitchen cookbook as a long-awaited addendum to his critically acclaimed 2011 memoir My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy .

Originally, Prodigy's vision for Commissary Kitchen was to highlight the bare bones prison conditions to which inmates are subjected to and forcibly requiring a broad scope of ideas when it comes to the limited nutrition provided from food purchased within the commissary.

The conversation was taken toHarvard,MIT, andYale, with televised appearances onNBC's The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon ,TMZ, and a lengthy discussion with legendary radio personality Angie Martinez during the Barnes & Noble book launch, as well as a food truck at the renownedSmorgasburg.

In My Infamous Life , Prodigy detailed his mindset and need for self-reflection while imprisoned, but took it a step further with Commissary Kitchen by using recipes to tell the stories of life in prison, as he grappled with staying healthy as a quiet sufferer of the SS Type of Sickle Cell Anemia, by far the most fatal. Prodigy surrendered to the disease in 2017, though much like his music, his impact lives on forever.

As the world became entrenched in a global pandemic this book provides a glimpse of ways to survive under meager conditions. Once again Commissary Kitchen proves useful, as what was once a prison and college dormitory favorite can now be applied to most human lives in search of fun and moderately healthy recipes using well-preserved items like canned goods with simple appliances and utensils.

From omelets to black bean curry, simple sauces and reductions, there's plenty to pull from Commissary Kitchen as our current need is to stretch our food supply as far and most affordable as possible âe*especially with escalating unemployment rates.

Prodigy's initial intent was to save lives, and here he's doing it again. Commissary Kitchen is much more than a fun gift book; it'san essential survival guide for these uncertain times. Rest In Peace, Prodigy.

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