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Cooking While Incarcerated Spurs Innovation

The food we make in prison is the closest we will get to homemade food. In Menard Correctional Center and in Stateville Correctional Center where I’ve been for the last 18 years, there are a variety of foods that we make. You wouldn’t believe the methods we use to cook and prepare these foods, but they are some of the best meals in prison I’ve ever tasted.

These meals include tacos, pizzas, burritos, tamales, nachos, breakfast wraps, and many other foods. We also prepare and make desserts like cakes, pies, pudding, cookies, etc.

I really didn’t like preparing and cooking prison food until I landed in a cell with my former cellie named Drip, who was a master of cooking jail food. He taught me how to become a prison chef.