Kelis named her last album Food. Song titles included “Breakfast,” “Jerk Ribs,” “Cobbler,” “Friday Fish Fry,” and “Biscuits n’ Gravy.” So it’s not particularly surprising that she’s got a cookbook on the way: My Life On A Plate hits stores September 7. What listeners might find surprising is that Kelis is also well-trained in the culinary arts—this isn’t just another celebrity dabbling in a random side project. The singer went to Le Cordon Bleu, the well-known culinary school, and has worked in some restaurants. Pre-order the book here.