|I received a copy of this book through Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.
I entered this giveaway because I loved the first Thug Kitchen book (or rather loved all the delicious meals my boyfriend made from it). I have not had a chance to try any of the recipes yet, but they look amazing. I can't wait to try the curry hand pies and loaded nachos.
The thing I love about Thug Kitchen is that the recipes are relatively easy, relatively cheap, and put a fun spin on vegan dishes. As a vegetarian, it used to be really hard for me to add variety to my diet, but the Thug Kitchen books make it so easy.
This book is geared for party food, but also includes some other food pairings to make the dish part of a meal. I love the flexibility of the recipes. The authors give cheap alternatives to some more expensive or difficult to find items, and also note if a certain ingredient isn't completely necessary.
The book also includes some party tips and helpful information about ingredients such as where you can find them in a basic grocery store. It also includes a WTF is That? section for lesser known ingredients like mooch and tempeh. There are also suggested menus throughout the book for dishes that pair well together (all of which are listed in the index under Menus).
The Quick and Dirty section in the back includes basic information from the first book like how to cook beans, but also includes additional information like how to make pie crust or pizza dough and how to knead.
The index is helpful and is organized by common dishes or ingredients such as waffles, lentils, vodka, chickpeas.
Expect the same amount of humor (and swearing) as the first book and a lot of motivational snippets to raise your confidence in cooking and throwing a party.
A really good resource for vegan cooking with a great variety of recipes for food and drinks.