Action Bronson says new TV cook show 'Fuck, That's Delicious' allows him to share his passion

Rapper will tour the UK from May 12 to 17

Action Bronson says new TV cook show 'Fuck, That's Delicious' allows him to share his passion

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Rapper Action Bronson is to star in a new TV series titled Fuck, That's Delicious.

The heavyweight rapper had a career as a gourmet chef in New York, and the series will chronicle his culinary experiences on his world tour.

In episode one, which is due to air online in May through Munchies, a subsidiary of VICE, cameras follow him as he eats his way through New Zealand, South Africa and Australia during Eminem's Rapture tour.

In the trailer for the show, he observes: "People probably look at me and think he's not really like a cook or a chef. This is my life beforehand, so I could probably do this shit with my eyes closed."

"The food show allows me to share my passion," Bronson told NME. "Both my mother and grandmother were cooks, so I learned it from them. I like to cook to Spanish and Latin music. If you're in the kitchen, you have to listen to rhythms, so I'd suggest bands like El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico and, if you like piano, Larry Harlow and Eddie Palmieri."

Bronson – real name Ariyan Arslani – has included a smorgasbord of references to food in his raps. On his breakout mixtape 'Blue Chips', he boomed: "Got the lamb rack pan-roasted, laced it with fennel/Little yoghurt that been drizzled over/Might be a winner".

Episodes of Fuck, That's Delicious will be released once a month, and future installments will see Action travel around the UK and Eastern Europe in search of epicurean delights.

He follows in the footsteps of Kelis who – after retraining as a saucier at the Cordon Bleu Academy – piloted her own food show, titled Saucy And Sweet, on the Cooking Channel in February.

Bronson begins his UK tour, promoting last year's acclaimed 'Blue Chips 2' mixtape, in Mancheter on May 12. With the man nicknamed "Bam Bam" recently body-slamming a fan and attacking a security guard who attempted to escort him away for lighting up a joint onstage, he tells NME there will be more unpredictable antics in store.

"People should expect the unexpected," he says. "My UK tour is going to be exciting. You can see high-flying acrobats, all kinds of dangerous stunts, just straight up real rapping and entertainment for the whole family".

He is currently working on his major label debut studio album, although the Queens native insists he will not be previewing any new material on this tour. While he's remaining tight-lipped on titles, possibilities include 'Not Your Average Korean' and 'The Chairman Intent'.

"The album is sounding incredible," he boasts. "The whole album is a standout. I don't care about individual songs, I'm trying to make a complete, classic project. I just do my music uninfluenced by anybody else, or current trends, and it comes together at the end. Nothing needs to have a fucking theme all the time. This is just rap. I'm not trying to make people think I'm some sort of scientific wizard or inspirational poet. Fuck that! It's just happy, funny, rugged, rough rap."

Action Bronson will play:

Manchester Academy 2 (May 12)
Liverpool East Village Arts Club (13)
Bristol O2 Academy 1 (14)
Birmingham Institute (16)
London Forum (17)


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