Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Last Minute Gifts: Thug Kitchen

Aside from buying your last-minute gifts from ShellHawk's Creations, (hint, hint), people with a sense of humor and who are absolutely not sensitive to bad language ( I really mean it!) should consider ambling over to Amazon to pick up a copy of Thug Kitchen's cookbook, Eat Like You Give a F*ck.

Thug Kitchen started out as a Tumblr blog, sharing vegan recipes liberally salted with, um, salty language. The authors kept their anonymity for years, but were finally revealed to be-- *gasp*--a white couple living in Hollywood, which to many was more offensive than the language they used on their blog. There's been a big controversy about this, which you can read about here, should you wish.

In any case, I look at this as a vegan cookbook with some great recipes and a quirky delivery, and I've enjoyed the blog for a year or so, too. I can certainly understand the uproar around it, but you, gentle reader, can make your own mind up about it.

3 comments:

  1. Huh. I'd wondered about the author(s) of the blog and book. Pity there was such a backlash.

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    1. Yeah, I'm sort of torn between, "Oh, please, people! Lighten up! It's just a blog!" and understanding the other side of the story.

      Certainly, they didn't start it with the intention of being offensive by being white.

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  2. I didn't know they had a blog, too! I follow them on Facebook - they're hilarious! And me being a former sailor and currently work around truck drivers....they don't offend me in the slightest.
    Some people do need to lighten up.

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