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Bong Appétit by the Editors of Munchies (Review)

Title: Bong Appétit
Contributors: the Editors of Munchies
Type: Nonfiction
Genre: Food and Drink, Cannabis
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
(Penguin Random House)
Date published: October 2, 2018

A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Based on the popular Munchies and Viceland television series Bong Appetit , this cannabis cookbook features 65 “high”-end recipes for sweet and savory dishes as well as cocktails.

Inspired by the popular MUNCHIES and Viceland television series, Bong Appetit is the Joy of Cooking for a new generation interested in making serious, sophisticated food–with weed. Bong Appetit breaks down the science of infusing (oils, butters, milks, alcohol, and more) with cannabis, and offers recipes ranging from weed butter-basted chicken to weed chimichurri to weed brownie sundaes. Along the way, the book hits on marijuana politics, dosage, and pairing strains and flavors, and has tips from MUNCHIES vast network of friends and experts, including “Bong Appetit” stars Ry Prichard and Vanessa Lavorato.

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First things first: I do not consume cannabis in any shape or form, but am a passionate supporter to those who do want to indulge (or who require access to it due to medial reasons). Before reading this book, I was already a fan of Munchies, as my boyfriend and I watch a lot of their YouTube videos, and I also read, loved, and reviewed their other book, Munchies: Late Night Meals, last October. What I have to say about their other book and Bong Appétit is that I really like the cover designs, and dimensions of the exterior. If I had to pick a favourite out of the two, however, I would choose Bong Appétit. Don’t get me wrong though, the interiors are just as nice! (Munchies also has a Bong Appétit video series for those of you who are interested.)

Both the outside and the inside of this book are expertly and professionally designed, which is something that I noticed as a consumer as well as someone working with design. I also really appreciated the informative section at the beginning of the book. This book really goes into detail to explain cannabis (strains, uses, etc.) for those who didn’t know anything about the plant prior to opening Bong Appétit. This portion of the book was informative and concise, and also included helpful illustrations. The rest of the book is divided into drinks, appetizers, salads & vegetables, pasta & grains, meat, poultry & seafood, and desserts. Each recipe includes a list of ingredients, and explanation, and at least one beautiful, high-resolution photo. Overall, this book is of high quality in regard to visuals, written content, and value! I highly recommend it.

  
  

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