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"I Am Kelis, Singer and Chef"

Julia Bainbridge
Food Editor
Yahoo Food
April 21, 2014

"I Am Kelis, Singer and Chef"

Julia Bainbridge
Food Editor
Yahoo Food
April 21, 2014

Kelis (right) and Feast partner Robbi Jade Lew. Photo credit: Kelis Rogers on Instagram

Singer-songwriter Kelis Rogers—yes, she of the “Milkshake”—has not only been nominated for two Grammy Awards, she also has a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu. And she has a cooking show. And a line of of Caribbean-style sauces called Feast. And a cookbook in the works. Her Instagram handle is @sausageandboots. Today, she’s on Reddit, sharing her recipe for cheesecake, among other things. Tomorrow, she releases a new album titled “Food.”

It is very, very clear that Kelis likes to cook. The first track on “Food” is called “Breakfast,” in which the singer’s four-year-old son Knight Jones is recorded saying: “Hi guys, Are you hungry? My mom made food.” Other food-titled tracks on the album: “Jerk Ribs,” “Hooch,” “Cobbler,” “Friday Fish Fry,” and “Biscuits n’ Gravy.”

Kelis missed an interview scheduled with us last week. No matter; she’s bossy and stuff. But we had so many questions about whether “Hooch” is really about booze or…something else, and how many biscuits she eats a week. Instead, below are the lyrics to “Cobbler,” so that you can sing along when the album drops tomorrow. We chose it because we can totally relate to this:

You’re the best I’ve ever done
Like a winner like I won
I couldn’t love you more
If I tried I’d go for tons

Kelis may have been talking about a dude, or maybe her son, but we feel the same pride when we make a really good cobbler. (Try this no-fail recipe.) You try and try and bake and roast and even though it’s just a mess of sugar and fruit, it doesn’t always come out bubbling and crispy and all the things that are so fulfilling about cobblers. When it does, you want to eat tons of it.

Kelis, may the cobbler be with you.

Cherry Cobbler Photo credit: Everyday Food

“Cobbler”

When you walk in the door
You smell just like the sun
Give you everything you want
Cause baby you’re the one
Your bright eyes on your face
I gotta stop I’m runnin’ late
But it’s time I tell my friends
Being with you just feels so great

Ooh lately, you got this feeling like a holiday
Ooh baby, here in your arms is like a getaway
Ooh lately, you got this feeling like a holiday
Ooh baby, here in your arms is like a getaway

You’re the best I’ve ever done
Like a winner like I won
I couldn’t love you more
If I tried I’d go for tons
I used to say I run
But for this I know I’ll stay
Cause for real it’s the look on your face
Every time you say my name

Ooh lately, you got this feeling like a holiday
Ooh baby, here in your arms is like a getaway, getaway
Ooh lately, you got this feeling like a holiday
Ooh baby, here in your arms is like a getaway Ooh lately, you got this feeling like a holiday Ooh baby, here in your arms is like a getaway

You make me hit notes that I never sing
She never sings
Sings these notes

(Repeat) x 2 
Ooh lately, you got this feeling like a holiday
Ooh baby, here in your arms is like a getaway