Thug Kitchen

Thug Kitchen

Eat Like You Give A F*ck

Book - 2014
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Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular web site to inspire people to eat some Goddamn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow ("This might be my favorite thing ever") and named Saveur's Best New Food Blog of 2013 -- with half a million Facebook fans and counting -- Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food.

Yeah, plenty of blogs and cookbooks preach about how to eat more kale, why ginger fights inflammation, and how to cook with microgreens and nettles. But they are dull or pretentious as hell -- and most people can't afford the hype.

Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. In their first cookbook, they're throwing down more than 100 recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks, and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs. (Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos? Pumpkin Chili? Grilled Peach Salsa? Believe that sh*t.) Plus they're going to arm you with all the info and techniques you need to shop on a budget and go and kick a bunch of ass on your own.

This book is an invitation to everyone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game. No more ketchup and pizza counting as vegetables. No more drive-thru lines. No more avoiding the produce corner of the supermarket. Sh*t is about to get real.

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, House of Anansi Press,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781770894655
Branch Call Number: CAN CaOONL 20149027397
Characteristics: xxvii, 212 pages :,coloured illustrations ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Thug Kitchen LLC.

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JCLAshleyF May 31, 2017

This cookbook does included a fair amount of swearing in it, but as another commenter mentioned, that is part of the schtick. This cookbook is all about making healthy cooking accessible to anyone and everyone. The recipes are tasty, straightforward, uncomplicated, full of vegetables.

This book is a great choice for anyone who is a bit uneasy in the kitchen to those who are perfectly comfortable.

racing14 Aug 22, 2016

Yes there is a lot of unnecessary language in the book, but that is their "thing".
The book stemmed from a website.
The recipes are wonderful, all vegetarian and easy to follow, simple ingredients and best of all tasty. I really liked the "Basics" and "Dropping Knowledge" intros to some of the chapters. I borrowed this book and immediately put it on my must list!

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TerriT
Jun 13, 2016

There are some pretty good recipes in here but the use of profanity grew tiresome and distracting. I didn't finish browsing, which for me and recipes, is rare. Be yourself but understand that if you want to sell your ideas and your work, know your audience is diminished because of a communication style not appreciated by some.

ChelseaJM Apr 16, 2016

The swearing doesn't do much for me, but several of the recipes (two of the salsas, baked tofu, and dry cooked tofu) have become staples in our house. And I like the pictures and font. :)

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vc899099
Mar 12, 2016

I just checked out couple of recipes in this cookbook, and got so distracted by the swear words that I gave up reading it.

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Earbobgirl
Sep 28, 2015

thugkitchen.com

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t_26
Aug 28, 2015

Entertaining. Clever and funny in some parts. May try one or two of the recipes. I tend to think of myself as a pretty informed shopper/eater, but it gave me a few things to ponder. Definitely would not want my young kids to read it but I laughed aloud quite a bit while browsing through it.

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rjeffm
Aug 13, 2015

This is a book that is definitely not worth a purchase. Too much unnecessary verbal diarrhea makes the reading unsavory. This bad taste then reflects onto the recipes, making them unattractive. There are so many good cookbooks out there, don't waste your time with this one.

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4Punisher
Jun 10, 2015

Take away all the fake gangster speak and edgy attitude, and all you have a regular cookbook without any recipes that contain meat.

multcolib_darceem May 22, 2015

The smoked almond & chickpea sammie has revolutionized packed lunches at my house. And while I mostly quit swearing after having a kid, if I'm going to drop an emphatic F-bomb, it'll be in the kitchen.

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Jun 13, 2016

TerriT thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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