Sweary Books, Part 2: Dining and Et*quette

November 27, 2017 | Wendy

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Content Warning: Swears ahead! Please don't read this post if you don't like swearing!

Recommended for mature audiences

As we've observed elsewhere, swearing in book titles is all the rage these days; and what's true for self-help books goes double for cookbooks. Is Gordon Ramsay to blame? Or Anthony Bourdain? Or those spatula-flipping foulmouthed vegans from Thug Kitchen? In any case, the truffle-infused oil is out of the jar: swearing is now as much a part of gourmet cooking as those tiny flamethrowers they use for making crème brûlée. 

A case in point: last time I was paying attention, Action Bronson was being asked not to headline a concert in Yonge-Dundas Square because of his violently misogynist lyrics. Now, the mutton-forker's hosting a popular cooking show on Vice TV (because it's 2017), and promoting the sweariest sweary cookbook/memoir in this library's collection.

Well, fricasee me: if you want to know what kind of street art, milkshakes and kangaroo tartare Bronson likes, you're in luck:


F*ck, That's Delicious, by Action Bronson


If Bronson's particularly pungent brand of sweariness is too rich for your blood, there are other options. Hypothesis: for every very sweary cookbook, there's a milder counterpart - exhibit A: 


Damn Delicious, by Chungah Rhee


Exhibit B: the strangely angry (but talented!) vegans over at Thug Kitchen are loudly exhorting you to eat like you give a... fig:


Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck


While the kinder, gentler vegans of Herbivore take a more genteel, Rhett-Butlerish approach to the same sentiment:


Eat Like You Give a Damn, by Michelle Schwegmann and Josh Hooten


Even the sweariest chefs need etiquette. Once you've done all that sweary cooking, you'll want to know how to behave properly at the dinner party afterwards: 


Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck, by Amy Alkon


Have we missed any sweary cookbooks? Let us know in the comments.

Bonus Contest: free virtual high fives to the reader who posts the best cooking-related fake swear word in the comments.