''The Cookbook'' is the sixth studio album by American rapper Missy Elliott, released by The Goldmind Inc. and Atlantic Records on July 5, 2005, in the United States. The album is notable for the fact that Timbaland, who produced the vast majority of material on Elliott's past albums, only produced two tracks.
Three singles were released from the album; the first, "Lose Control", was released on May 27, 2005, and peaked at number three on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 chart and charted well internationally. The second single, "Teary Eyed", was released on August 8, 2005, and failed to chart on any ''Billboard'' chart and charted low in other countries. The third single, "We Run This", was released on February 21, 2006, and peaked at number forty-eight on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 and charted moderately well internationally.
The album received generally favorable reviews from critics and peaked at number two on the ''Billboard'' 200. It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling 645,000 copies in the United States and received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. The music video for Lose Control, directed by Dave Meyers won the Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video.