The Nitty Gritty
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Take a few witty friends + a handful of awful puns + a generous helping of booze, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for the ultimate hip hop-meets-gourmand cookbook. Chris Hassiotis, Bunny McIntosh and Everett Steele came upon the terrible (read: awesome) idea to start Bon Rappetite, the rap inspired website/faux-eatery that started here and ended up being featured by the original Bon Appetite, among others. To get the full story, we hung out with Bunny and Everett and got a few answers:
So tell us, what’s the inspiration behind the Bon Rappetite cookbook? BUNNY: Chris, Everett and I have a long history of terrible pun-makery. I have an entire notebook full of literature themed restaurants (The Crepes of Wrath, Pride and Predjdonuts, The Grapes Gatsby).... We were just horsing around at The Graveyard in East Atlanta Village; Chris started listing hip hop food puns like "Wu Tang Clams ain't nothin' to shuck with." We got back to the house late and he started making a fake restaurant website, which I thought was a ridiculous waste of time. He named it “Bon Rappetite,” showed it to a few of our friends online, and that was that.
One night, about nine months later, one of our servers went crazy. Bon-rappetite.com was getting loads of traffic. Scoutmob had run a story on us, followed shortly by Creative Loafing. After that, Huffington Post and Bon Appetite magazine picked it up. Then it went viral. Chris came to us and said we should do a cookbook. He's an awesome cook, so we asked him to write the recipes. He did, and here we are. Favorite recipe? BUNNY: Tyler the Creamsoda, or maybe Queen LaPizza.
What makes your cookbook more awesome than other cookbooks? BUNNY: The book comes with a link to a kick-ass hip hop mix tape. Greg Porn, who was a guest MC on a bunch of The Root's albums, wrote two songs for us. Also: it is full of comedy gold and delicious recipes.Where can we go to find out more? BUNNY: bon-rappetite.com, or our Facebook page. Booya.