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Warning: Vulgar Vegetarian Cookbook For Real Food Lovers

Thug Kitchen - eat like you give a f*ckThis cookbook was recommended  by my friend Alicia. I am definitely not a vegetarian, but the recipes in Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck are just that and they are fabulous! I found that the basic recipes were excellent without meat, but the addition of a bit of meat or substituting a good meat-based broth, where you can, would enhance them to satisfy any carnivore. The truth of it is that this #1 New York Times Bestseller is all about cooking “real” food.


Yes, there are loads of swear words. Really, they are just a gimmick to sell the book. If you can get past that then you will love what Thug Kitchen is doing with their cooking. Chef Jaime Oliver put it well when he said, “As hilariously foul-mouthed as these motherf#ckers are, I really like their passion for eating the right food …” Continue Reading →


Marc Forgione

I have quite a few cookbooks on my shelves. Everything from the old standbys to a few from famous chefs and celebrities. My absolute favorite, by far, is the last one I received as a gift. My daughter has a few friends that work in NYC at Marc Forgione. She knows I love his food and for Father’s Day two years ago took me there for dinner. I had a wonderful, delicious appetizer that was so good, I wanted the recipe. While we were there Chef Forgione came to the table, mostly because he knew Mallorie, but also because he routinely visits his guests during their meal. I chatted with him for about 10 minutes and was very impressed by how down to earth he is.

Marc Forgione Autograph Marc Forgione Cook Book

Well, this past Father’s Day, I got an autographed copy of his latest cookbook! At first I was just thrilled to find that the recipe I wanted so badly was included in those pages. But, after sitting down with it and reading the first 30 pages, or so, I was inspired! Iron Chef Forgione tells the story of how he became a chef, almost lost his restaurant and how everything turned around for him.


You must get a copy of his book for your kitchen. In it, Chef Marc explains step-by-step how to prepare all his dishes. He even had them tested by his Mom! Get yours today! “Cook your food!” (aff)