Martha Stewart Made Snoop Dogg Try Lobster & Now He’s Super Into It

Martha Stewart’s friendship with Snoop Dogg is one for the ages. They come from two completely different worlds, and yet they mesh together so well—both on their cooking show, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, and IRL. So, what’s the key to their friendship? According to the 78-year-old lifestyle maven, it’s their different interests.

When PureWow spoke with Stewart about her and Snoop’s brand-new Tostitos strips and avocado salsa commercial (which will air leading up to the Super Bowl), she dished on how they help one another get out of their comfort zones.

As for what Snoop brings to the table, Stewart says that her 48-year-old bestie is especially helpful at decoding rap lyrics.

“He helps me understand what the rappers are saying. He can distinguish it easier than I can, even though I love rap music and I love the poetry that goes with it,” she shared.

Stewart also brings an area of expertise to the friendship. “In the arena of cooking, I’ve introduced him to a lot of foods that he would never have tried otherwise,” she said. “He has a rather limited vocabulary when it comes to food. Although he likes good food, he won’t eat certain things.”

Like, what? Well, as Stewart explained, Snoop had never tasted lobster before she encouraged him to. “He would never eat lobster, but then I made him eat Lobster Newberg because it has sauce on it and it’s masked a little bit… He made it on the show and I told him, ‘But it’s lobster!’ and he said, ‘But it doesn’t have any claws or tails!’ He won’t dig it out of a shell, but he’ll eat it if it’s in a cream sauce.” Good to know.

For those unfamiliar with the deliciousness of Lobster Newberg, it’s an American seafood dish made from lobster, butter, cream, cognac, sherry, eggs and Cayenne pepper. It sounds delicious, so it’s no wonder she was able to convince him to give it a try. And while Snoop and Stewart’s opinions on shellfish may differ, they both agree that Tostitos strips and avocado salsa are tasty. (Stewart admitted she ate an entire jar of the salsa while filming their commercial.)

When she and the rapper aren’t learning lyrics and experimenting with delicacies, Stewart says they keep in touch about their shared interest in business. “We text, for sure. He lives in L.A. and I live in New York, so it’s a little bit hard to hang out on a regular basis, but we have some business together—we both work in the CBD arena. I do the hemp CBD and he does the stronger stuff,” she said. “We’re both very interested in healthy foods and plant-based foods, so it’s kind of interesting. We do business, but we also have a friendship. I even wrote the intro to his cookbook!”

OK, we totally want in on that text chain.

Lex Goodman

Cat mom, yogi, brunch enthusiast

Lex is an LA native who's deeply obsessed with picnics, Slim Aarons, rosé, Hollywood history and Joan Didion. She joined PureWow in early 2017.
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