I first came across The Art of Weed Butter a few years ago at The Lost Book Shop in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
I bought it with ambitious plans of reading it, following the promised step-by-step instructions, and ultimately impressing friends and family with my cannabutter prowess.
I did read it, but sadly, that’s as far as I got. It’s across the room from me now on my bookshelf next to a copy of Stalking the Wild Asparagus.
The Art of Weed Butter, by Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey, is a comprehensive guide to infusing cannabis into butter. It covers everything from the basics of decarboxylation to advanced techniques for infusing butter with specific strains of cannabis for specific effects.
It also provides a ream of recipes for using weed butter in a variety of dishes, including baked goods, sauces, and dressings. There’s also information on dosage and safety, as well as tips for sourcing high-quality cannabis. Good times!
This is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to experiment with cannabis in their cooking and learn more about the culinary uses of this versatile plant. Get it, read it, and spread it on your toast!
Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey is a highly accomplished and well-rounded cannabis entrepreneur, who has been working in the legal cannabis industry since 2005. She has a formal background in journalism and combines her love of writing and cooking with her passion for cannabis. Mennlay has worked as a creative for notable figures such as Whoopi Goldberg and Maya Elizabeth‘s award-winning edibles company.
Being born in New York City to West African parents, she finds strong cultural links in food, oral history, and herbal remedies. She currently splits her time between Northern California and Mexico, where she works as a writer and researcher, exploring the intersection of cannabis and the African diaspora in Latin America.
Mennlay is a serious interdisciplinary cannabis professional. She’s been working in the legalized industry since it began in 2005.
She lives in Mexico City and when she’s not working on cannabis-related projects, she spends her time examining the South America diaspora and the African diaspora seeking to compare and contrast the two. She has regularly appeared on TV and in major magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair.
She’s the co-host of the Broccoli Magazine podcast, Broccoli Talk with her co-host Lauren Yoshiko. She is also on the board of the Floret Coalition, an anti-racist cannabis collective that donates to communities harmed by the war on drugs.
My down-to-earth guide walks you through cannabis infusions with butter, coconut oil, and even bacon fat — all while touching on social injustice issues, what to do if you get too high, and 35 edibles recipes!
Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey
What People are Saying
” The Art of Weed Butter is part memoir, part advocacy, and part education. It’s a warm invitation if you’ve never cooked with weed butter before and great footing if you’re more practiced. Intimately written and beautifully photographed, Aggrey’s passion is contagious. This is more than a recipe book.” — Alexia Arthurs, author of How To Love A Jamaican
” The Art of Weed Butter is a smart, funny, informative book, with satisfying, unpretentious recipes that even the most time-challenged will be able to prepare. It’s for anyone who wants to combine the healing properties of a good meal with the medicinal blessings of cannabis.” — David Lida, author of First Stop in the New World
“Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey—a rising star in the world of weed—has written an informative, reliable and friendly cookbook about making cannabutter that works each and every time.” — James Oseland, judge on Top Chef Masters, and author of Jimmy Neurosis