Issa Rae’s Dream Dinner Party Is a Beachside Senegalese Feast

10/20/2021 7:07:00 PM

.@IssaRae’s dream dinner party is a beachside Senegalese feast.

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.IssaRae’s dream dinner party is a beachside Senegalese feast.

The ‘Insecure’ co-creator and star's guest list includes three of the biggest names in music.

, the groundbreaking hit from Issa Rae, is coming to an end (catch the fifth and final season premiere on October 24). We’re sad to see it go, but maybe that will give Rae time to host her fantasy dinner party, with platters of food, plenty of drinks, and a collection of legendary musicians.

I’m sure you’d bring a lot! Are you hoping they’d introduce you to new musicians?I went back and forth. Do I offer sushi, omakase, or Senegalese food? With Senegalese culture, we have such a great way of eating, with big platters built for communion, discussion, and debates. If I can’t bring anything musically, then the hosting has to be on point.

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, where we ask notable figures to describe just that: the dinner party of their dreams.the wedding is something she'll cherish for the rest of her life and expressed her gratitude for those who came out to celebrate her and Diame's love.Choose from a variety of complex flavors -- like Citrus Flower, which combines lemon and elderflower.the wedding is something she'll cherish for the rest of her life and expressed her gratitude for those who came out to celebrate her and Diame's love.

After four acclaimed seasons, Insecure , the groundbreaking hit from Issa Rae, is coming to an end (catch the fifth and final season premiere on October 24). We’re sad to see it go, but maybe that will give Rae time to host her fantasy dinner party, with platters of food, plenty of drinks, and a collection of legendary musicians."People tell you that it goes by fast, and they're right. Which three people would you invite to your dream dinner party? I’m obsessed with musical artistry, so I would choose Frank Ocean, Solange, and Prince.. I feel they would have a good time together. At the end of the day, it was just a big party. The only insecurity I have is what I would bring to the table. And it was a lot of fun.

I’m sure you’d bring a lot! Are you hoping they’d introduce you to new musicians? More than that. And I'm really blessed, I feel so blessed to be surrounded by people who took the time out to just come and celebrate and that's something that I'll cherish for the rest of my life. Each flavor can be enjoyed alone, on the rocks . I get a lot of creative ideas from music. Listening to a song can inspire a whole concept for a television show or movie. "I knew from season 1 that I wanted to end this show. What do you cook? I went back and forth. or with mixers like sparkling water or even Prosecco. Do I offer sushi, omakase, or Senegalese food? With Senegalese culture, we have such a great way of eating, with big platters built for communion, discussion, and debates. It felt like enough time," she explained. It felt like enough time," she explained.

If I can’t bring anything musically, then the hosting has to be on point. What kind of Senegalese food would you serve? We have great appetizers. I'm very conscious of people giving their time to the show and five years is a lot of time, and six years for some of us.. I love pastels. They’re like empanadas or Jamaican patties, dumplings stuffed with fish or beef. So, let's cut it short while we still love each other. They’re delicious: fried or baked, with a spicy tomato-onion sauce for dipping.' And we do, we love each other so much.

My mom used to make them on Culture Day at school." While Rae shares that she faced pressure to incorporate white characters into the show, having it evolve into a solely Black show told from a Black perspective, is what she said had made the show"so refreshing. And the main course? Mafé, which can be made with beef or lamb and has a peanut sauce. It’s delicious.' I was like, 'What?' And then, you know, white people started watching and we got on NPR and things like that. I love peanut butter with everything. And another favorite dish, soupou kandja, is a blend between my two cultures."And you know, with Insecure , it was set in a white nonprofit world, like she was the only one."And you know, with Insecure , it was set in a white nonprofit world, like she was the only one.

My mother, who is from Louisiana, makes gumbo. Soupou kandja is kind of a Senegalese gumbo.” Unlike other beloved series, Rae says Insecure is unlikely to get the movie treatment. Where are you serving this food? Maybe at a place like Africa Kine in New York, or we could go to Senegal and do it beachside. I’d do a version of what they do at a place in Senegal called Les Almadies, which is by the beach, has a sea breeze, and a cabana-esque setting with modest tablecloths and big silver and gold platters of food. It means I’m not doing well in life. We’ll eat with our hands; we’ll eat traditionally; and of course we’ll have libations. I don't want to do a movie.

Libations of what sort? Bissap, which is a sweetened hibiscus drink, with gin mixed in, garnished with mint.. You can swap in your drink of choice. I mostly drink vodka, so…Vodssap? I don’t know, I’ll work on a name.You know, it's a finite story. What do you talk about? I would ask which song of the other guests’ they wish they had made. What song of theirs do you wish you had made? Prince’s “The Beautiful Ones,” Solange’s “Don’t Touch My Hair,” and Frank Ocean’s “Pyramids.

” It’s the last season of the pioneering show Insecure . Which character from the show gets invited to your party? Molly. Without a doubt. Because Molly can just turn it on. And she can complement my awkwardness just like she does for Issa on the show.

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