Snoop Dog and Martha Stewart have teamed up for Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, the new VH1 cooking-meets-talk show that kicked off Monday. Guests Seth Rogen and Wiz Khalifa joined the unusual duo and cooked fried chicken. Ice Cube, 50 Cent, 2 Chainz, and DJ Khaled are among the celebrities set to participate in the first season.

Snoop’s side of the kitchen is painted purple, has a musical refrigerator, is styled with glitter and features Casino and Goodfella posters. Martha’s area looks exactly how everyone would imagine the kitchen of the lifestyle guru. Although she can get bossy sometimes, she does her best to be a good teacher, Stewart told Entertainment Weekly. For his part, Snoop said the kitchen rule is to do whatever Martha says. He added that he enjoys learning that way because that’s what he would do if he were in his studio: direct and lead.

Hip hop artist Snoop Dogg and lifestyle icon Martha Stewart plan to join forces in the kitchen this fall. Image Credit: KITV

Snoop dropped several hints about his secret herbal ingredient into the frying oil while cooking with Rogen

Chef Snoop Dog uses marijuana-related ingredients such as garlic powder hash, OG onion powder, paprika haze, and black pepper kush. The rapper appears to have learned the basic rules and has fun at trying new, non-traditional ingredients, as well as crazy protective goggles he and Rogen used to protect their eyes from grease splatter. The successful businesswoman noted that a splatter guard was the only kitchen accessory she needed.

“My chicken is going to be so good, Martha, I tell you,” Snoop said while turning his chicken. “I don’t have to have no timer. You look at the grease, the grease tell you when it’s time to take it out.”

The crazy pair between the rapper and the lifestyle guru have developed a friendship over the years. Snoop told EW that he had never been reluctant to try unexpected ways. The combination resulted in a very entertaining family show where spectators can have fun, learn cooking skills and listen to great music, Snoop added.

Anything is possible

Jersey Shore creator Sally Ann Salsano wanted to create a whole new concept for the cooking show in order to make it very different from competitors. She told Chris McCarthy, the president of VH1, MTV, and Logo, that she wanted to involve celebrities in the cooking talk show. He agreed and had a deal in place 24 hours later, according to a report by USA Today.

The idea of Martha Stewart right next to Snoop Dog came weeks later in McCarthy’s office in New York. Salsano thought the potential hosts would not quickly agree, but they ended up producing 10-episode season.

Source: Entertainment Weekly