Learn the secrets to a perfect dinner party from Questlove

NEW YORK (AP) — If you’re lucky enough to be invited to a dinner party hosted by Questlove, be aware that nothing has been left to chance.

The guest list has been carefully chosen, as have all the dishes. The music starts off with piano-heavy tunes and then builds as the evening goes on. The amount and quality of the booze is also carefully staged.

Now the drummer of the hip-hop group The Roots is revealing some of his secrets in his new book, “Mixtape Potluck.”

It includes crowd-pleasing recipes from more than 50 friends and advice on how to organize the music, food and guests.