Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook


Do you know Mobb Deep, the hip-hop duo? Well, if you’ve ever been a fan then you know it was unlucky for its member, Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, to go to prison. The bright side of the story is that something good came out of that experience. We’re talking about his new book- Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook.

Prodigy got himself three and a half years in prison for gun possession. But he didn’t waste his time being locked up. Instead, together with a well-known journalist Kathy Iandoli, he worked on a book that talks about preparing food with limited resources.

Mobb Deep's Albert "Prodigy" Johnson In The Kitchen

Mobb Deep’s Albert “Prodigy” Johnson wrote a prison cookbook while serving a sentence.

Being in prison, you can hardly pay attention to health. This is why this book focuses not only on available resources but healthy ones as well. Sure, it’s an interesting read for those who want to learn more about prison life, but a lot of people can use these skills in real life. Just think about student dorms and cabin in the woods experiences.

The book contains recipes but also anecdotes, meals in prison, tools of the trade. You can find some classic prison dishes as well as some creative ways to improve your healthy diet.

Get it from Amazon here.

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