Tag: Master List

Henry Firth and Ian Theasby – Bish Bash Bosh! | Review

Title: Bish Bash Bosh!

Author: Henry Firth and Ian Theasby

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 290

Rating 4.25/5

This is the second Bosh! cookbook that they’ve released, and I enjoyed the recipes in the first book so much that I asked for the second one for my birthday. I’m lucky in that I have a super awesome girlfriend, and so she bought me a signed copy – although the cynic in me suspects that she just wanted me to cook for her. But that’s okay and I’m cool with that.

In case you didn’t get the memo, Bosh is a YouTube channel that specialises in making videos about vegan food. In this cookbook, they share all kinds of awesome recipes spanning a range of different cuisines, and I picked up everything from starters and desserts to bad ass mains, and in fact I ended by making roast stuffing balls, nut roast and quick onion gravy. It was delicious.

I tend to measure my recipe books based on how many of the recipes I take away with me and put into my overall master list of recipes. This book gave me a good 20+ recipes that I took away for good, and that compares to two or three from some other books that I could (but won’t) mention. And because my copy was a limited edition, it was also signed and included six bonus recipes, two of which in particular I was a fan of.

My only criticism would be that a lot of the recipes have already appeared on their YouTube channel. There were a few in here that I already had because of that, but I can live with that. Yum yum.

Click here to buy Bish Bash Bosh!.

Catherine Kidd R. D. – 30 Days of Vegan | Review

Title: 30 Days of Vegan

Author: Catherine Kidd R. D.

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 266

Rating 3/5



It’s possible that I’ve been a little harsh on this book, just because I didn’t use it as intended. The idea is supposed to be that you follow the meal plan inside of it for your first thirty days as a vegan, and so I imagine it was released to coincide with Veganuary. That’s probably why I was able to pick up a cheap copy of it on sale in The Works.

Instead of following the meal plan, I just went through it to figure out which recipes I was interested in and then I methodically went through it and picked out the ones that I wanted to try. When it comes to cookery books, I don’t consider them to be finished until I’ve tried every recipe that I’m interested in, and so it didn’t take me too long to read this one.

There were a few decent recipes here, but most of them were either uninteresting or they didn’t turn out so well when I tried them. I reckon I kept maybe 5-10% of them to go into permanent rotation in my master list of recipes, but that isn’t bad.

So if you’re vegan or you’re thinking of going vegan, it can’t hurt to give this one a try. You could even follow the meal plan, which is designed to cut down on waste and minimise preparation time. It’s up to you, just go eat something vegan.



Click here to buy 30 Days of Vegan.