Tell me what music you listen to, what you eat, show me what you’re wearing and I can tell you who you are,” says singer and chef Kelis.
At 17 the New York City native, who was signed to Virgin Records, began her almost 20-year journey of traveling the world performing and experiencing local foods and cultures. “I was in Malaysia once for a few weeks,” she tells Essence mag of finding one of her favorite meals. “Every morning I would go to this man’s cart and have the best roti made with condensed milk and curry. He didn’t speak English or have teeth. I would just watch him.”Her dad is a musician and her mother is a chef, so observing and learning has been Kelis’s way of life. A few years ago she took her love for cooking to new heights and enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school. Today her new cookbook “Life on a Plate” is available where she shares her favorite global recipes.