If you’ve ever caught an episode of Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, then you already know that Snoop Dogg is pretty comfortable in a kitchen. (He would have to be if he wanted to cook head-to-head with the domestic goddess night after night.) And if you haven’t caught an episode…let’s just say you’re missing out.
But to take you behind the curtain of Snoop the Foodie, here are five fast facts you might not know about the Doggfather.
1. He Appeared on Martha Stewart's Show, Twice, Years Before Their VH1 Show Together
Martha and Snoop have a long, adorable, and storied relationship that started way back in 2008 when he first appeared on her daytime lifestyle show, Martha.
She taught him about making mashed potatoes, he taught her what “fo’ shizzle” means. (Remember, this was 2008). He then returned to Martha again in 2009 to help her make brownies for The Christmas Cookie Show. (Though much to Snoop's disappointment, the brownies weren't green.) It was a good thing.
2. His Favorite Candy? Red Vines, Starburst, and Jolly Ranchers
When avid Reddit-user Snoop Dogg took to the site to host an “Ask Me Anything” session, there were, unsurprisingly, quite a few questions about his favorite snacks, candies, and munchies. In his answers he revealed his favorite candies (Red Vines and Jolly Ranchers) his favorite cereal (Peanut Butter Captain Crunch) and, weirdly, his favorite soup (Alphabet.)
3. He (Used to) Co-Own a Jewish Soul Food Restaurant on NYC's Lower East Side
Dogs and cats might not mix, but Doggs and Kittys apparently do (or, did?). Kitty's A-Go-Go was a Jewish soul food restaurant churning out dishes like Matzo Fried Chicken, Potato Latkes, and Hush Kitties next to its sister speakeasy, Kitty’s Canteen. But the restaurant business is a grind: even with the backing of Snoop, Kitty's A-Go-Go was forced to close its doors in March 2017.
4. He Has a Line of Snacks (That You’ll Need a Medical Marijuana Card to Try)
Or you just have to live in Colorado, where he debuted his newest line Leafs by Snoop. The marijuana-based products feature a collection of “Dogg Treats” that include chocolate bars, drops and sweets, all of which should be kept far, far away from your dog.
5. He Loves a Good Single-Origin Brew
When he isn’t cooking with Martha, saving Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, or advertising for Hot Pockets, Snoop is an avid investor on the tech scene. His latest venture? Funding for Philz Coffee, a San Francisco-based coffee chain dedicated to crafting personalized cups of coffee to individual customers. According to Snoop’s rep, he’s a fan of Philz because of their “special affinity for organic ingredients.”
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