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Questlove sets the table for A 'Potluck' with friends


Fri, May 15th 2020 05:00 pm

Thursday, May 28, on Food Network

Questlove – a musician, producer, author, food entrepreneur and philanthropist – will host “Questlove's Potluck” for Food Network, it was announced by Food Network President Courtney White.

Supporting America's Food Fund, the fundraising initiative launched by Leonardo DiCaprio and Laurene Powell Jobs, the special will have Questlove virtually bringing together some of his friends, who are all sheltering in place in their own homes. Guests will be cooking, sharing and eating some of their favorite dishes, drinks and delights, airing Thursday, May 28 (10 p.m. ET/PT).

Audiences can expect to see what delicious dishes and drinks are being served in the home kitchens of Bun B., Hannibal Buress, Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott, Ashley Graham, Tiffany Haddish, Patti LaBelle, Eva Longoria, George Lopez, Amy Schumer and her husband chef Chris Fischer, Kenan Thompson, Tariq Trotter, Gabrielle Union, Olivia Wilde, and Roy Wood Jr.

"During these challenging times, food has been something that brings people together," White said. "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."

Questlove said, "Bringing together friends, collaborators and those who I admire around food is something I love to do. When I can bring people together around a cause that I care deeply about, it's even more meaningful. America's Food Fund is supporting several organizations, including Feeding America, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry, that are tackling one of the biggest issues many of our neighbors are facing: access to food. I hope everyone will join me and my friends, for a night of food, drink and laughter in supporting this incredible organization, and having some fun while we're at it!"

With an array of invited guests, this entirely remotely shot production will bring friends together as they virtually share their favorite foods and drinks that are bringing them and their families joy while sheltering at home. The candid conversations and cooking moments will offer something for everyone to sample – personal recipes, favorite cocktails and the simple pleasures and comfort that food brings to all those joining the potluck.

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