- Questlove attends Tribeca Talks – Storytellers – Questlove with Boots Riley during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios on April 30, 2019 in New York City. (April 29, 2019 – Source: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images North America)
*Questlove has teamed up with the Food Network to host a charitable, virtual dinner party called Questlove’s Potluck on Thursday, May 28.
The event will bring together the musician’s famous friends who are sheltering at home amid the COVID-19 crisis, including Ashley Graham, Eva Longoria, and George Lopez, per PEOPLE. The stars will share their favorite dishes and drinks while raising awareness and money for America’s Food Fund.
“This was a dream two-and-a-half weeks ago,” Questlove tells the publication. The idea came to him after numerous zoom dinner parties and celebrations, and was partly inspired by his book Mixtape Potluck Cookbook. “I wondered if I could turn an aspect of my book into a special where people bring dishes over virtually. I also wanted to challenge my guests to create dishes for under $25 for practicality’s sake since we’re living in this difficult era.”
“During these challenging times, food has been something that brings people together,” said Courtney White, President of the Food Network. “When Questlove shared his idea, inviting some of his closest friends to participate in a virtual dinner party supporting America’s Food Fund, an initiative working to make sure that food is available to so many in need, we knew we wanted to be first at the table, to see what each guest would be cooking.”
Y’all heard it here! Questlove’s Potluck is coming to @foodnetwork! I am virtually bringing together some of my friends, who are all sheltering in place, for the ultimate potluck party while raising funds for America’s Food Fund!https://t.co/dhfupk1mcQ pic.twitter.com/5TjBG22GMT
— Quest Loves Food (@questlovesfood) May 15, 2020
Additional stars confirmed for the potluck party are Bun B., Hannibal Buress, Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott, Tiffany Haddish, Amy Schumer, Kenan Thompson, Tariq Trotter, Gabrielle Union, Olivia Wilde, and Roy Wood Jr., the report states.
Questlove will only be hosting, not cooking.
“I’m a little too wild and experimental with my dishes,” he says. “I’m the guy that’s trying to find how to make ghost peppers and vanilla extract work in my morning cereal.”