Yo-Yo Flexes Her Cooking Skills in New TV Series 'Downright Delicious'

Yo-Yo Flexes Her Cooking Skills in New TV Series 'Downright Delicious'

Published Thu, March 16, 2023 at 10:54 AM EDT

Yo-Yo is flexing her cooking skills in her new series, Downright Delicious With Yo-Yo on Aspire TV. The debut episode premiered last week, and the series will launch in its entirety this summer.

The lively new series features the rap veteran cooking some of her favorite dishes and desserts and mixing cocktails — this season’s recipes include brioche lobster rolls, salmon and broccolini lobster pasta, and coconut braised oxtails with red beans and rice, per Essence.

“I am excited to have a cooking show,” Yo-Yo told Essence. “The kitchen is my happy place, where I connect with my family and friends! It brings me great joy to hop in the kitchen and whip up delicious meals packed with flavor, and now my fans and the audience get to hang out with me."

She says her meals aren't about being fancy but about having a good time. “I’m not a fancy chef…I’m Yo-Yo from around the way, who can throw down in the kitchen. No big fancy chef stuff,” she says. “But I promise you everything I make is downright delicious, and you will always have a good time.”

Angela Cannon, senior vice president of multicultural networks and strategy for AspireTV, says working with Yo-Yo was especially exciting.

“To have a rap icon like Yo-Yo on Aspire is heaven-sent," Cannon told Essence. "Yo-Yo brings the energy, the beauty, the music, and of course, the amazing food,” says Cannon. “I am very proud to say this fun, new series is led by strong Black females in front of and behind the camera, including the incomparable Yo-Yo, the dynamic duo of Rochelle Brown and Sonia Armstead from Powerhouse Productions, and the executives here at aspireTV. There is no question we are being very intentional by premiering the first episode during Women’s History Month. We’re thrilled to bring our viewersDownright Delicious with Yo-Yothis June as we continue to expand our food lifestyle programming vertical.”

Downright Delicious With Yo-Yo debuts in full this June.

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