FILE – Ludacris arrives in Los Angeles for the Latin American Music Awards on October 25, 2018. The rapper stars in “Luda Can’t Cook,” an hour-long special kicking off February 25 on the Discovery + Plus streaming service. He is tutored by Chef Meherwan Irani, who introduces him to international flavors and techniques.
From BETH HARRIS Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ludacris can rap, write songs and act. He just can’t cook and no, opening cans and beating bologna or grilled cheese sandwiches doesn’t count.
In his days when, as he says, he didn’t have “two nickels to rub together,” Ludacris tossed everything he could find, chowed, and went back to his music.
“When men like me are hungry, we just want to eat,” he said on a video call Thursday. “We don’t want it to take 30 minutes to an hour to cook.”
He’s finally improving his kitchen skills in “Luda Can’t Cook,” an hour-long special that hits the Discovery + Plus streaming service on February 25th. He is tutored by Chef Meherwan Irani, who introduces Ludacris to international flavors and techniques.
“It was an eye opener and so many light bulb moments for me,” he said.
Ludacris isn’t the only entertainer in the kitchen. Singer Selena Gomez improved her quarantine cooking skills on Selana + Chef, which was renewed for a second season on HBO Max.
Ludacris first became interested in food when “a placenta stuck to me when I was in the womb”.
But his mother Roberta didn’t set a good example in the kitchen.