Whether the point is comedic vulgarity or helping people adopt a healthier lifestyle, the Thug Kitchen food blog abrasively persuades — or, according to its website, verbally abuses — its readers into adopting a more nutritious, vegetable-oriented diet.
With a devoted online following and over half a million ‘likes’ on Facebook, the Thug Kitchen blog recently published its first cookbook, “Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give A F*ck,” Oct. 7.
Tonight, Chapel Hill’s The Root Cellar Cafe will host several of the book’s writers and will provide samples of different recipes as part of a meet and greet event facilitated by Flyleaf Books.
“It’s not every day you get a book reading that drops the f-bomb every five seconds,” said Flyleaf spokeswoman Linnie Greene. “The ethos of this cookbook is, safe to say, different than the run of the mill.”
Greene said Thug Kitchen’s accessible writing style and inexpensive recipes have not only led to its success as a blog, but helped created a cookbook for the proletariat.
“Their tone is irreverent and somewhat provocative,” she said. “They’re somewhat dismantling the ‘snobbish foodie’ stereotype and just looking at what makes cooking fun.”
The cookbook contains over 100 different recipes for meals and snacks, ranging from roasted beer to lime cauliflower tacos.
Greene said many of the foodies in the area, including several at Flyleaf, have expressed excitement about meeting the writers in person.