Thug Kitchen

What's on your reading list?

The holidays are coming up. Lots of family time, food, relaxing, and catching up on my reading. I have an Amazon cart full of books right now. I'm a sucker for beautiful publication design. Also, big, gratuitous pictures of food.

Here are my Top 4 Wishlist Books as of now:

dietMake Your Own Rules Diet by Tara Stiles (Best Books of 2014) I have been following Tara Stiles' journey since I found her Tumblr in college. This girl is an inspiration -- she's created Strala, a yoga movement system, and is basically an all around icon for living a healthy lifestyle. The inspiration for her new book is based around how diets just...suck -- they are full of rules and restriction, and aren't a sustainable way to live. Make Your Own Rules Diet is about getting intuitive with your body and practicing things that make you feel good. This book is about maintaing a healthy lifestyle (body and mind), not about eating plans, diets, or losing weight. Your Mat, your Cushion, and your Kitchen -- being consistent in these three places every day will keep you living a healthy lifestyle.


fermentationThe Art of Fermentation by Sandor Katz Sandor Katz is basically the figurehead in fermentation. He's the expert. I learned about him at a fermentation workshop this fall and have been jonesing to begin my own fermenting. This book is one of the most prominent books out there about fermentation -- the science, benefits, and techniques. This is a pretty comprehensive resource, and I just need it! I'm seeing tons of veggie filled mason jars in my future...


brewsTrue Brews by Emma Christensen This is described as an "accessible home-brew guide."  Emma Christensen is the recipe editor for The Kitchn (the food-focused branch of Apartment Therapy), so if this book is anything like those sites (bookmarked, and beloved, on my browser) I know I'll love it.True Brews is hailed as a super user-friendly guide that "demystifies" the home-brew process (awesome). Besides Kombucha, learning how to make your own home-brewed sodas and spirits will take your cocktails to another planet (YUM).


thugThug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck (Best Books of 2014) Another one on the list of Amazon's Best Books of 2014. Thug Kitchen is that it is the "only website dedicated to verbally abusing you into a healthier diet," -- perfect. I, personally, think that's just what we all need. The cookbook's recipes are all plant-based (vegan), and, down to the sauces, you make it all from scratch (hell yes). If this book is anything like the website (which, by the way, was named Saveur's Best New Food Blog in 2013), then it's going to get even the most carnivorous of us real excited about eating our vegetables.


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