Action Bronson Gives Thanksgiving Tips, Playlists and Anectodes
While celebrating Thanksgiving, one’s mind is probably occupied with turkey and quality time with their loved ones. Music, however, does not seem to be playing the biggest role during a Thanksgiving feast. Nevertheless, it is sure is worth checking out if some of your favorite artists are also capable of hooking up a great turkey dish. AskMen.com approached Queens-born rapper and chef Action Bronson, whose album Statik Selektah, Well Done, is out now to see what he had in store yesterday.
AskMen (AM): Have you cooked a Thanksgiving meal?
Action Bronson (AB): Of course, I’ve hosted. My parents used to give out free Thanksgiving dinners at their restaurant. The whole day everyone would come by; they’d give away, like, 20 turkeys. I love to cook a meal for the so-called holidays. You always need the turkey. I like making a good BBQ brisket as well. I like making yams, but in a certain manner. I don’t like mashed yams. I like cutting them into discs and candying them that way, you know, with some beautiful homemade marshmallow, and then I brulee it.
AM: It’s pretty involved, Thanksgiving. You’ve gotta baste the sh*t out of the turkey all day, there’s smoke coming out of the oven for the first hour, tears from shallot eyes. Soup.
AB: I don’t do all that sh*t, man. I just throw it in there. There’s no reason to do all that crazy sh*t because you’re not gonna get the taste. The only thing I do is brine it, then I throw it in there and f*cking roast it with butter. Some herb butter under the skin. Or you could make it a Cajun way with a little brown sugar, some cayenne and sh*t like that. You could smoke that sh*t. You can do the fried turkey if you want. You don’t have to do it traditional. You can throw your own little twist on it.
Read the entire conversation here.