Kelis to host show on Cooking Channel

Singer releases new album 'Food' on April 22

Kelis is to host a food show on the Cooking Channel.

The programme, called Saucy and Sweet will premiere on the US network on February 26. Featuring the singer’s own recipes, it promises “an inside look at how she composes food with attitude”.

Kelis expressed an interest in food as early as 2010, when she revealed she nearly quit music to become a chef, having trained at Le Cordon Bleu cookery school. Last year, she announced she would be launching a range of sauces named Feast. Her new album, ‘Food’, due in April, combines her two passions, featuring songs including ‘Breakfast’, ‘Cobbler’, ‘Friday Fish Fry’ and ‘Jerk Ribs’.

Speaking to NME about her forthcoming sixth album, Kelis said: “Between this and my second album I’d say this gives the best full picture about who I am and how I hear things. As much as I can escape from music, I can’t escape from myself and the way my brain works and the things that bring me joy. It’s about nourishment, feeding your body and replenishing and recharging with all the things that we live on, like music and food and love… It’s about acknowledging the quality in which you live, and sticking to that, so it’s about the food that we eat, the music we listen to, who we listen to it with.”

The R&B singer has signed to UK based experimental label Ninja Tune for the record, which is set for release on April 22 and is produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek. Listen to new track ‘Rumble’ below.