Thug Kitchen by Thug Kitchen

Thug Kitchen

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 abo...

Details Thug Kitchen

TitleThug Kitchen
Release DateOct 7th, 2014
PublisherRodale Books
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Food, Nonfiction, Vegan

Reviews Thug Kitchen

  • Samantha Arias
    Ok so reading other peoples reviews of this book is so funny I can't stand it. Obviously people one don't know what a thug is. A thug is NOT a black person. Wait let me repeat that. A thug is NOT a black person. Thugs come in all shapes, sizes, races, sexes, orientations, and colors!! Who knew right :) Now that we got that out of the way, the name was supposed to be kitschy and an attention grabber, get over it. Also all you people pointing out t...
  • Isa Lavinia
    Thug Kitchen' Is the Latest Iteration of Digital Blackface "Thug Kitchen—a brand that got popular by writing recipes in a tone reminiscent of African American Vernacular English—is run by two WASPy white people from California, Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway, whom Epicurious refers to as “masterminds.”"- Vice "The Root refers to Thug Kitchen as “a recipe in blackface.” Belittling and commoditizing “ghetto” symbols and imagery f...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF SWEAR WORDS Hey look, it’s a controversial book. Mitchell never decides we should read these, so let’s see what’s up ; )Okay, there’s obviously a giant pink elephant in the room with respect to Thug Kitchen. I’m going to address it and move on. There are A LOT of social injustices in the world. Issues like racism, sexism, classi...
  • Dan
    Yawn. Really, just yawn. Look, I don't care about people using curse words, but these folks don't even know how to use them. They're trying for some weird version of "street cred" and they come across as completely inept at it. It's as if they wrote the book in a final version with every i dotted and t crossed and all the grammar perfect, and then said, "hey, let's do a global search and replace on some words like 'things' to change it to 'shit',...
  • Ashley
    If I could rate this zero stars, I would. The last thing I need is two WASPy white people telling me how to cook like a "thug". They're soooo counter-culture, using recipes with swear words in it. It's cultural appropriation, racist, and akin to digital blackface. Wonder why they kept the fact they were white hidden for so long? Just enough time to capitalize on a book deal...
  • Christy
    This didn't have near as many recipes for me as the Thug Kitchen 101 (could just be personal preference). I think I got about 30 to try recipes out of that one, and this one had maybe 10 that didn't seem crazy time consuming and I thought I would try.FYI: All recipes are Vegan. And there are tons of fucks used ;)
  • Angela
    The recipes are pretty good. The text of the book reminds me of an eleven year old who just learned they can curse when their parents are not around. How about you write like you give a fuck?
  • Raeleen Lemay
    I haven't cooked every recipe (or anywhere close to it) but the few I've made have been amazing, and the way this book is written is freaking hilarious! I'd highly recommend this to any vegan or vegetarian.
  • Sarah
    BEST. COOKBOOK. EVER.Forget about the pretentious bullshit and calorie counting and expensive ass ingredients you sometimes can't even find at Whole Foods. This mutherfucker is approachable, full of amazing tips and tricks, and stands as the only cookbook to ever make me laugh so hard I had to pause in reading the recipe because I couldn't see the words through tears. Going to cook my way through this ASAP.
  • Morgan Woll
    Seriously one of the best vegan cookbooks I've come across. I generally only want to make about half the recipes in any given cookbook, but there were only maybe 2 or 3 I didn't see myself using in this book. Plus it's hysterical. READ IT.
  • Amanda Lee
    Motherfucking hilarious.
  • Miranda Webb
    I found this book incredibly distasteful. I don't think its appropriate for two of the whitest white-bread people ever to appropriate AAVE just for the purpose of selling a few books.Everybody knows the associations with the word "thug" - the fact that they try to pretend they don't is absurd. And rude.
  • Nat
    Racist, super stupid trash. Don't spend a cent supporting these horrible people who think they're entertaining
  • SUSAN *Nevertheless,she persisted*
    This book is chock full of great,healthy recipes that are rich in flavor.I have been trying to live a healthier lifestyle,so cookbooks such as these,provide clever ways to retrain my eating habits.As for the language in this book,if you are easily offended,you may want to look elsewhere. It simply made me chuckle.
  • Lisa Vegan
    Well, this one was different. There is extreme profanity throughout; it’s part of the book’s concept, weaving its way through the entire text. It’s going to fill a niche market, I suppose, reaching people who might not otherwise reach for a vegan cookbook, or certain vegans who think the presentation is the best thing ever. Unfortunately, it’s going to completely turn off some cookbook readers/users, and that’s a shame because the recip...
  • Lisa
    Great recipes, all veggie based. Hilarious but you gotta love or not be offended by foul language. Recipes don't seem too hard or have too many crazy ingredients I will never buy.
  • Julie H.
    Don't let the title of the book throw you. If you love tasty food, have an irreverent approach to those who wish to dictate to you what to buy, where to buy it, reject overpriced kitchen gadgets that stand in for a little string and a healthy dose of common sense, and otherwise are skeptical of whatever the food fad du jour is, then this may well be the next cookbook you need to buy! But don't trust me, go to the food blog at,...
  • Halley Todd
    I did not realize this was only a vegan cookbook but wow, all the recipes sound tasty. Gonna make the chickpea dumplings and chickpea and broccoli burritos this week. The recipes don't seem complicated and the authors drop helpful hints all throughout. very entertaining cookbook.
  • Taryn
    If you want a cookbook that will introduce you to the vegan lifestyle without your even noticing it’s happening, this is the cookbook for you. The recipes are so accessible, you won’t even realize there’s no meat. Until they bring up tofu...but then the authors will browbeat you with profanity until you decide, what the hell, I’ll just try it, it can’t be that bad, right? Then you try it, it’s insanely delicious, and you realize you...
  • Jess Faraday
    AMAZING recipes--amazingly delicious, amazingly healthy, and amazingly cheap and easy to make. On top of that, the hardcover is GORGEOUS---and, interestingly, cheaper than the ebook right now at B&N.It's a shame the authors felt the need to put on a masquerade that they had to have known would be hurtful to some. The recipes are excellent, and they could have done just as well selling them on their own merits.
  • Slightly Devious
    Top 5 cookbooks ever. EVER. I want to make EVERY G.D. RECIPE.
  • Chana
    Best cookbook that I own. Every recipe I've tried is really quick to make and super scrumptious delicious and it is all healthy food. The language is terrible and I love it. Maybe it reminds me of growing up in the San Fernando Valley. This is the first cookbook that inspired me to eat breakfast, a meal I have been avoiding for over 40 years as I prefer coffee and some sort of sugar filled breakfast bar. Here is what Thug Kitchen says about break...
  • Becky
    You know what? I'm a carnivore, but these make some damn delicious side dishes. Not to mention, you should be putting some nature into your mouth when you eat. Eat like you give a fuck. Make good choices. NOM out on some fruits and veggies, and do your body good. There are some great pictures and I enjoy the information and mic drop at the beginning. I also recommend following the website. I always tweak recipes to suit me. I've tweaked his too. ...
  • Leah Craig
    *jake peralta voice* Oh damn! Maybe I should eat healthy this junk looks delicious
  • Melanie
    It's a cookbook in black face. I would much rather support vegans of color instead. Check out Sistah Vegan or Decolonize Your Diet and anything by Bryant Terry. I also love Angela Liddon who is healthy and positive and authentic. Screw this book.
  • Jessica
    This is the best cookbook I've ever read by miles! I read it online but I am ordering myself a copy ASAP from Amazon. It's vegetarian, HEALTHY, but full of flavor! and also SIMPLE! I cannot wait to try out most of these recipes and I will be laughing the whole time while I make it!
  • Carla
    I am now an official old fart. Couldn't get past all the f*&^ing.
  • Debbie
    Absolutely hilarious cookbook with some great recipes. I like reading it more than cooking though!
  • John
    I don't know about these recipes yet, as I haven't tried them, but the way this is written is hilarious and somehow motivating.
  • PorshaJo
    OK, there are two camps for this book: those that love it and those that hate it. I'm in the love camp. Many people are turned off by the excessive swearing in the book. Its a gimmick. It sold their web site to people and got them a book deal. Many people bought the book. If you don't like the swearing, don't read it. I don't really care about that. I got it for the recipes. Many books talk about veganism and why you should be a vegan and give re...