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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.