Bong Appétit has evolved into a stoner chef contest with Cypress Hill’s B-Real as the show’s new host. Season 3 episodes are currently airing Wednesdays at 9 pm ET on Viceland. Below is a review of the Bong Appétit book by the editors of Munchies with Elise McDonough.
With the popularity of the Food Network and celebrity chefs and culinary competitions such as Top Chef and Master Chef, the American public’s appetite for food cooking information has never been higher. Bong Appétit, the Viceland show this book is based on, carries that obsession into the world of cannabis.
Despite the interest in food shows, studies indicate that Americans are spending less and less time in the kitchen. A 2014 report from the market research firm NPD Group noted that, since 2001, fewer than 60% of dinners eaten at home were actually cooked there.
The takeaway is that the shows are more aspirational than practical, which, for most people, will be the case with this book. They’ll drool over the mouth-watering photos and dream about infused recipes like Brown Butter Gnocchi, Double Lemon Roast Chicken, Pakalolo Poke Bowl and Honey Rosemary Ice Cream and how awesome it would be if someone