Darius Rucker’s ‘Papa-Sghetti’ Signature Pasta Dish Has His Kids Singing Their Father Praise
Country star Darius Rucker is not only an amazing singer and musician, the Charleston, S.C. native can truly cook. He is so adept in the kitchen, in fact, that Rucker has even made up his own spaghetti dish, which his kids affectionately dubbed "Papa-sghetti."
As Rucker explains, "I cook a mean 'Papa-sghetti,' which is spaghetti made by papa." (editor's note - wow, that REALLY clears it up!). The former Hootie -- or was he a Blowfish? -- apparently makes this dish at least once a week, as he told the Today Show, "Because it's my meal. I can put that together in a minute, I'm cool with that."
The singer grew up on Southern fried food and there are few things he likes more. Rucker will pretty much eat anything that is deep fried: "I'll eat sushi if you fry it up!" As for his culinary specialty around the house, Rucker boasts that hands down, it is breakfast and he says, "I'll get up and make anything they want for breakfast."
Not that he's always the one cooking. "Okra soup is my absolute favorite meal in the whole world," continues the country star. "It's funny... my wife doesn't cook very much, but one thing she learned to cook is okra soup. I think she makes it once a year but I'm happy every time she does it."
Rucker and his breakfast-making hands can next been seen April 28 in Bakersfield, Calif. The next day he heads off to Sunset Station Hotel and Casino in Henderson, Nev., before finishing out the weekend at the huge country festival in Indio, Calif., on April 30.