If you’re looking to kick up the quality of your food choices by a few notches, there’s no shortage of people you can talk to: doctors, registered dietitians, chefs, farmers, food politics activists, and so forth. But you’re unlikely to get better and more helpful advice than that dispensed by the good people at Thug Kitchen, who will encourage you at every turn to eat some motherfucking vegetables.
Their new cookbook, Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck, is one of the finest vegan cookbooks of 2014. It is filled with enticing food photos that will keep you flipping pages and make you want to cook every recipe in the book. The choice of recipes is sensational—everything’s on the easier end of the spectrum, yet the flavor combinations are consistently bold and imaginative without ever straying into the bizarre. Roasted Sriracha cauliflower bites with peanut dipping sauce, anyone?
But it’s the writing that people come for: profane, funny, yet always encouraging. The Thugs are great at showing you that preparing delicious healthy food is one of the simplest skills you could learn. Cook all the recipes in this book and you’ll have at least one great way to prepare just about every vegetable in your market’s produce section.
So what we’ve got is a book that’s perfect both for omnivores who couldn’t tell a rutabaga from a kumquat, as well as for long-time potato chip and Coca Cola vegans. There’s no better book when it comes to taking your cooking skills, and your dietary sensibilities, to the next level.
WARNING: The language in this book is not suitable for children or swear-wary adults.