The one-hour special, Luda Can’t Cook, premiered on streaming service discovery+ on February 25, 2021. Shot in his hometown of Atlanta, the special features Ludacris and James Beard Award-nominated Chef Meherwan Irani, who teaches the Indian food-loving star some basic techniques of cooking iconic Indian dishes such as curry (via Food Network).
Ludacris tweeted a video preview of the special, which shows him tasting various dishes and hilariously ripping on himself for lacking basic culinary knowledge. “Indian food is so flavorful. It’s so intricate. It’s one of those things I’m just intrigued by and I want to learn more about,” he says in the clip. His deep appreciation for the cuisine is definitely apparent, as he gives his all in trying to learn everything there is to know about one of his favorite international food cultures – albeit in a short period of time.
He can, however, surprisingly cook up some mean tacos. “The whole ‘Luda can’t cook’ is only 99 percent true. There’s 1 percent. I can cook tacos,” he revealed in an interview with The Associated Press. And if there’s one dish that pretty much anyone can make taste good – even Luda – tacos are high on that list.