Popular vegan blog filled with F-bombs gets cookbook deal

Monday, July 29th, 2013. Filed under: Books Food & Dining Hollywood Stars Online
Thug Kitchen ©Thug Ktichen/screenshot

Thug Kitchen
©Thug Ktichen/screenshot

(Relaxnews) – A gangsta vegan blog that got a shout-out from Gwyneth Paltrow and throws in F-bombs willy nilly is being turned into a cookbook.

Since launching last August the anonymously written blog Thug Kitchen gained a cult-like following for its tough-talking, gratuitous use of expletives and tasty vegan recipes like sweet potatoes and pinto bean tacos, and basmati-stuffed peppers.

Last week, the site announced that The Thug Kitchen Cookbook is ‘officially f—ing happening,” with a “s—-load” of new recipes and photos.

The book will be published in the US by Rodale, and the House of Anansi in Canada. Discussions are also under way for a publishing in the UK, he (or she) writes.

The book is slated to release next fall.

In less than a year, the blog succeeded in amassing more than 340,000 Facebook fans and more than 35,175 followers on Twitter.

During a promotional appearance on the US daytime TV program the “Rachael Ray Show,” healthy eating crusader Gwyneth Paltrow gave Thug Kitchen a shout-out, calling it “brilliant.”

It was also named the best new blog in Saveur magazine’s annual Best Food Blog Awards this year.

Looking for more vegan recipe ideas? Check out kitchn.com’s picks for best vegan blogs at http://bit.ly/1aSyMQn, which gives top nods to Post Punk Kitchen and VeganYumYum, both of which can also be found in hard-copy cookbook versions.

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