Trap Kitchen Mac N All Over the World: Quick Bites – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our worldwide giveaway to win one of two copies of Trap Kitchen: Mac N’ All Over The World: Bangin’ Mac N’ Cheese Recipes from Around the World by Malachi Jenkins and Roberto Smith.

Trap Kitchen: Mac N’ All Over The World: Bangin’ Mac N’ Cheese Recipes from Around the World by Malachi Jenkins and Roberto Smith: Three years after the release of their first cookbook Trap Kitchen: Bangin’ Recipes From Compton and a whirlwind of success, former rival gang members turned famous chefs Malachi “Spank” Jenkins and Roberto “News” Smith are back with a second serving.

Their new title combines the soul of macaroni and cheese from the heart of Compton with global flavors. Sweet baby cheeses, this book is filled with a mac and cheese lover’s dreams: German spaetzle bratwurst mac and cheese; Ikea mac – Swedish meatball mac and cheese and a world of other decadent recipes. Next March 2023, look for Trap Kitchen: The Art of Street Cocktails!

Our takes you inside this book and features the following

I have made mac and cheese using their flourless cheese sauce and it was so much less work and delicious. Will be on my rotation to make again.

The authors/chefs took some time to answer a few questions for our members:

Malachi Jenkins (@trapkitchenofficial_) and Roberto Smith (@trapkitchen_news) are childhood friends from neighboring rival gangs, brought together by their two passions: food and girls. Today, they are the cofounders and owners of Trap Kitchen. The underground culinary experience was completely fueled off Instagram. Their colorful past has made them media darlings, having appeared on the Today show, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, VICE, Fox 11 News, and BET. Their popular Instagram pages feature videos of them cooking as well as some of their recipes and have over 200K followers.

Q: What first triggered your interest in cooking? Do you remember your first cooking memory?

We were motivated by trying to find a way to transition from being in the streets to being more progressive with our lives. We wanted to make our families and the people around us proud of our accomplishment.

Q: If you had to describe your cooking style, what would it be? (Besides absolutely delicious!)

Our cooking style is free format. I say this because we can go anywhere with it. We like to be challenged and to incorporate food from different cultures.

Q: Do you all have any cookbooks in your collection that you turn to for inspiration?

We really like, From Crook to Cook by Snoop Dogg, shout out to Snoop Dogg, Trejo’s Tacos by Danny Trejo*, Bludso’s BBQ Cookbook by Kevin Bludso and Jubilee by Toni Tipton Martin

*Note Danny Trejo has Trejo’s Cantina: Snacks, Cocktails, and Amazing Non-Alcoholic Drinks from the Heart of Hollywood slated for release in April.

Q: What is the best part of your job? Do you sometimes feel like working with food all day keeps you from wanting to get creative in the kitchen?

Working with food is like being in our happy place. It brings peace and allows us to figure out new ways to perfect recipes.

Q: What is your go to for a quick dinner – quick dessert?

We love Tacos for dinner and home-made cookies for dessert.

Q: Tell us about your cookbooks or any future projects you are working on?

We just released our new cookbook Trap Kitchen: Mac N All Over The World: Foreword by Snoop Dogg, The book has 50 Mac N Cheese recipes with ingredients from all over the world. Next year we will release our first cocktail book, Trap Kitchen: The Art of Street Cocktails.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing two copies of this title in our promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

What is your favorite add-on to jazz up your macaroni and cheese?

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  • lauriesk  on  October 30, 2022

    Roasted green chilis

  • Opkitchen  on  October 30, 2022

    Cant go wrong with buttered toasty breadcrumbs on top!

  • miggsy  on  October 30, 2022

    Diced roast chicken or ham.

  • matag  on  October 30, 2022


  • ravensfan  on  October 30, 2022

    Truffle salt

  • rchesser  on  October 30, 2022


  • Pennyf  on  October 30, 2022

    Pickled jalapeno chilis, onion, and spinach.

  • caliwoo  on  October 31, 2022


  • dataentrytard  on  October 31, 2022

    I add some seasonings and roasted organic chicken.

  • LaurenE  on  October 31, 2022

    Truffle salt

  • BMeyer  on  October 31, 2022


  • lean1  on  October 31, 2022

    Truffle salt

  • sarahawker  on  October 31, 2022

    Garlic and Cayenne Pepper

  • sayeater  on  October 31, 2022

    banana peppers and cream cheese

  • Dendav  on  October 31, 2022


  • paulbing  on  October 31, 2022

    Truffle Salt

  • maci234  on  October 31, 2022


  • ejsmith  on  October 31, 2022

    Bacon, and crisps on the top!

  • bookmark77  on  October 31, 2022


  • TheLongestCat  on  October 31, 2022

    It sounds like a carb overload, but I like to add croutons on top of my mac and cheese… it gives it a great crunch on top and a mac-and-cheese-on-toast feel 🙂

  • bookmark58  on  October 31, 2022


  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  October 31, 2022

    Bacon is a classic!

  • aesop57  on  October 31, 2022


  • Emmormous  on  November 1, 2022

    Truffle salt

  • TBipp  on  November 1, 2022

    Ham and onions

  • Sand9  on  November 1, 2022

    Chives and worcestershire sauce x

  • nancytownsend  on  November 1, 2022

    I add mushrooms, peas, tomatoes and extra English mustard.

  • ChicagoJen  on  November 1, 2022

    Garlicy bread crumbs – not very creative (I guess why I need the book!)

  • JenThomas318  on  November 1, 2022

    Crumbled Cheez-Its on top

  • love2chow  on  November 1, 2022

    duck confit, roast mushrooms, scallions

  • antpantsii  on  November 2, 2022

    spicy hot pepperoni slices
    preferably on a camping trip

  • wildchild  on  November 3, 2022


  • kmn4  on  November 3, 2022

    Aleppo pepper

  • emi10383  on  November 4, 2022


  • Shelley.b  on  November 4, 2022


  • avonleajules  on  November 4, 2022

    roasted green chiles

  • chezlarios  on  November 4, 2022

    sage and squash

  • hrk  on  November 4, 2022


  • fmd518  on  November 4, 2022


  • ChinaTowne  on  November 5, 2022

    I sometimes add finely chopped jalapeno peppers, garlic, shallots or onions, or cubed squash (especially delicata) or rutabaga, or florets of cauliflower, romanesco (my fav!) or broccoli.

  • virjeania  on  November 5, 2022

    It’s bacon and onion…yum

  • foodie16  on  November 5, 2022

    Bit of crumbled stilton, and fried onions.

  • stulled  on  November 5, 2022


  • dzm  on  November 6, 2022


  • Cjennings  on  November 6, 2022

    Flourless cheese sauce

  • elysedc  on  November 6, 2022

    I love baking it with a breadcrumb topping!

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  November 7, 2022

    bacon and chipotle chilis

  • oreganoca  on  November 7, 2022

    Green Chiles and chicken

  • mph993  on  November 8, 2022

    smoked green chiles, chives and bleu cheese

  • pepperfool  on  November 8, 2022

    Breadcrumb topping with Finely chopped Bacon and Scorched Earth Chile powder

  • JenjiD  on  November 8, 2022


  • sacredshs  on  November 9, 2022

    Anything that calls to me from my spice cabinet!

  • maria411  on  November 10, 2022


  • oduong930  on  November 11, 2022

    dried jalapenos

  • michelle666  on  November 11, 2022


  • Roosta  on  November 11, 2022

    fried bacon cubes

  • ceejayen  on  November 13, 2022

    Mixed chillies

  • ejsmith  on  November 14, 2022

    Crushed up crisps on the top

  • sarahteertzah  on  November 14, 2022

    mustard powder!

  • jd5761  on  November 14, 2022

    I add black pepper and parmesan

  • stbedeslibrary  on  November 15, 2022

    Something Chickeny!

  • hettar7  on  November 15, 2022

    kale or other greens

  • Lora724  on  November 15, 2022

    I like to add a crunchy topping.

  • dbielick  on  November 15, 2022


  • lemerson45  on  November 16, 2022

    I would add pancetta or butternut squash to add veggies!

  • silversand  on  November 17, 2022

    crushed ready salted crisps on top!

  • trudys_person  on  November 19, 2022

    I like to add something spicy – green chilis or hot sauce or chorizo – yum!

  • lilmiztam22  on  November 20, 2022

    crispy bacon and breadcrumb

  • jecca  on  November 20, 2022


  • RSW  on  November 20, 2022


  • Lilli_  on  November 22, 2022


  • luccio  on  November 22, 2022

    Salmon pces & hard-boiled egg

  • Lonion  on  November 22, 2022


  • YumYum21  on  November 23, 2022

    Flourless Cheese Sauce

  • edyenicole  on  November 23, 2022

    Sometimes breadcrumbs!

  • bopper  on  November 23, 2022

    bacon lardons

  • lucymajor94  on  November 24, 2022


  • teamkies  on  November 29, 2022


  • NaomiH  on  November 29, 2022

    Hot Sauce

  • Pizzacat13  on  December 1, 2022

    Chopped jalapeños or curry powder depending on my mood.

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  December 2, 2022

    I add bacon to jazz up mac n cheese.

  • Sgordon4  on  December 2, 2022


  • LoraWiley  on  December 2, 2022

    I would add chili crisp!

  • stepspior  on  December 3, 2022

    cayenne pepper and Dijon Mustard with Cream Cheese added to my Bechemel Sauce

  • stepspior  on  December 3, 2022

    Cayanne Pepper, Dijon Mustard Cream Cheese added

  • jezpurr  on  December 6, 2022

    Hot sauce and I had craved buffalo ranch!!!^_^

  • babiafi  on  December 8, 2022


  • calguire  on  December 8, 2022


  • Lesevans6  on  December 9, 2022

    Bacon and Truffle Salt.

  • RickPearson54  on  December 9, 2022


  • Dannausc  on  December 10, 2022

    Green chiles

  • betsyradelow  on  December 13, 2022

    canned pumpkin

  • GillB  on  December 13, 2022


  • elsid22  on  December 15, 2022

    Bacon and sometimes paprika

  • Tlmouse  on  December 16, 2022

    A little Cajun seasoning.

  • JEWGAL777  on  December 16, 2022

    Broccoli and Shredded Chicken.

  • blazin  on  December 16, 2022

    bacon! and gremolata

  • biro  on  December 16, 2022

    Bacon and (white) aspagagus with mustard powder and cayenne pepper

  • biro  on  December 16, 2022

    Tuna, cayenne, a dash of port

  • DarcyVaughn  on  December 17, 2022


  • clairew137  on  December 18, 2022

    Chilli flakes

  • Isis1981uk  on  December 18, 2022

    Just salt & pepper

  • tararr  on  December 18, 2022

    roasted roma tomatoes

  • GrooveHeart  on  December 18, 2022

    Porcini Mushrooms

  • denise21  on  December 19, 2022


  • sheridarby  on  December 19, 2022

    Worcester sauce and mustard

  • paulo_b  on  December 20, 2022

    crispy bacon

  • zeeenie  on  December 20, 2022


  • mumliz  on  December 20, 2022


  • jrhymer  on  December 20, 2022

    Bacon, tomato & mushrooms

  • usermcuserface  on  December 20, 2022

    Feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes

  • Emmamaryd  on  December 20, 2022


  • misty33  on  December 20, 2022

    Bacon lardons

  • SarahK1000  on  December 20, 2022

    I sometimes add Henderson’s Relish which is a bit like Worcestershire sauce xxx

  • Twiddle  on  December 20, 2022

    I add mustard powder while making the sauce as it enhances the flavour of the cheese.

  • galeforcewind  on  December 20, 2022

    I love supporting people with a checkered past, plus Mac’n’chee is a family favorite and staple. My favorite additions are epazote added to the cheese sauce) and each bowl garnished with roasted corn, cilantro, and cotija.

  • sgreiff  on  December 30, 2022

    Worcestershire sauce

  • t.t  on  December 30, 2022

    Portuguese sausage

  • Ericalgr  on  December 31, 2022

    Mustard and kashkaval cheese

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