Book Review: “Skinny Bitch” and “Skinny Bitch in the Kitch,” by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouim

   I recently purchased two books by the same two authors. Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, the authors of “Skinny Bitch” tell it like it is when describing the failure of the standard American diet and the horrors of factory farming and  animal industry today. If you can’t think of any good reason to be a vegetarian, then you should read this book. Once through, you won’t be able to think of one good reason to not be a vegetarian. The authors so “eloquently” state the facts that any rational person must agree with them. If you need a good swift kick in the pants then this is the book for you, but consider yourself warned. My only criticism is that the language they use is so very vulgar. For two such beautiful girls they have mouths like sewers, and how attractive is that?

   “Skinny Bitch in the Kitch” is the sequel cookbook to “Skinny Bitch.” The language is the same, but the recipes are better than you would expect in a vegan cookbook. You can tell that these ladies really love to eat! They offer the kinds of recipes I like: easy, simple, and delicious. The ingredients are not exotic, and they seem to anticipate your questions with sensible explanations along the way. Many of the recipes are the comfort food we remember from childhood. The “Tuna” Salad Sandwich recipe is a keeper, and the “Chicken” Noodle Soup is as close to Mom’s, without the cluck, as you will ever get. This is an excellent vegan cookbook — just be prepared to look beyond the language (and hide it from the kids. 9 – 12 year-olds find this kind of “potty talk” hilarious, and you will never live it down).