Chef JJ Johnson on Octopus, Jazz and Cooking for Denzel Washington
Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson is a busy man. He’s the chef de cuisine of both The Cecil and the legendary jazz club Minton’s in Harlem. In this episode of Let’s Get Fat Johnson shows Playboy senior editor Jeremy Repanich how to make octopus with black-eyed pea spread, green strawberry chow chow, and lardons. He also explains the re-emergence of Minton’s and how he’s trying to pair classic jazz with modern, refined comfort food. Make sure to check out more episodes of Let’s Get Fat, subscribe to Playboy’s food and booze page on Facebook, and watch more original videos on our YouTube channel.