Netflix has just added a new cooking show to its catalog. This time, with no great chef as a presenter, you won’t find out how to properly cook the world’s most exclusive ingredients, nor will you be able to learn recipes to impress your friends; next time they come to your home for dinner, you’ll show them how to cook with cannabis.
Snoop Dog already had a weird cooking show with Martha Stewart, and now the singer Kelis (remember that song that said “My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard…”, that’s her), who is also a great foodie, will have an even more “exotic” show. First of all, you should know that Kelis has already written a cookbook, trained at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu cooking school and opened her pop-up restaurant in London. So she has experience in cooking and it’s not just about crazy experiences in the kitchen, it’s a serious show (ok, more or less).
Cooked with Cannabis is, as its name suggests, a cooking show that teaches you how to use cannabis as an ingredient in different dishes. It’s one of Netflix’s proposals for April. It’s a competition in which professional chefs compete for a prize of $10,000, but they have to use cannabis in all their creations in one way or another.
Everyone who knows me knows how much I love Netflix, so it’s a dream come true,” Kelis wrote about Instagram, the platform’s nail polish. “As a chef, I was intrigued by the good things and, as an ordinary person, I was interested in how powerful that is in today’s society,” she continues. “In this country, a lot of things have been systematically used to oppress groups of people, but this is so important culturally so that we can learn and grow together.
Cannabis is increasingly popular and accepted (and has more uses than you might think, even for grooming), mainly used in wellness issues, to treat pain and problems such as anxiety and stress. But people have been using cannabis in food for years and these chefs need to show that it’s not just for junk food (everyone has heard of the famous special brownies), but that it’s an ingredient that can enhance dishes and brings something interesting to the whole thing.
Cooking with cannabis is a bit more complicated because, although it doesn’t give you the high of marijuana, it can affect every person (although it’s said that it depends on the mental state you’re in), so it’s important to be careful about both the amount and the way they use it to avoid any “accidents”. The idea is to continue to break the taboo and to show that there are many more uses of cannabis than we imagined or thought at the time when anything to do with marijuana was considered dangerous and could lead to the use of other drugs in the future.