I have read a lot of marijuana books in my day, both while running this blog, and well before this blog ever started. I have read cultivation books, cookbooks, funny story books, and just about every other kind of marijuana book that there is out there. I can honestly say that I've never read a book quite like 'The Kitchen' presented by Uptowngrowlab. 'The Kitchen' can teach you how to grow marijuana, but it's much more than that. 'The Kitchen' is the story of two men and their mission to grow world class marijuana.
'The Kitchen' highlights their struggles and their successes. I like that the book takes a very personal approach to teaching people about growing marijuana. Most grow books I've read over the years read more like textbooks than they do grow books based off of personal experiences. Growing marijuana is not easy, and living the life of a marijuana grower is not easy either. This book captures both of those struggles better than any other book I've ever read. It's one thing to read a book and see a bunch of scientific jargon, and then have to show it to your friends and family to make sense out of it. It's far better to read about what others have tried, what has worked and what hasn't, and incorporate that into ones garden.
The same struggles that the books authors went through, Jay J. Kitchen and Uncle Tweezy, are the same struggles that you will go through as marijuana grower, or likely have already gone through if you are an experienced grower. This book is part grow guide, part adventure tales, part how-to be a marijuana consumer, all with unparalleled pictures of marijuana. In addition to telling the tale of two marijuana growers, 'The Kitchen' includes guides on how to make ice water hash, how to roll a blunt, and how to roll a joint.
If there's one thing that people will notice very quickly when they pick up this book, it is the pictures. Someone clearly got an 'A' in photography class! The pictures are huge, of a very high quality, and include every type of picture of marijuana you would ever want to see. The book includes pictures of over twenty of the most popular marijuana strains on the planet. There are pictures of the strains growing and pictures of the strains dried, all of which will make your mouth water. If you like nug porn, this book is absolutely for you. Below is information about the book via a press release that was put out when the book was launched:
Visually stunning, over-sized, and lavishly photographed, "THE KITCHEN" is both a gorgeous guide to growing marijuana and a riveting story about the authors' (Jay J. Kitchen and Uncle Tweezy) quest to grow the most beautiful cannabis flowers possible in a small urban space in a major North American city.
The authors describe both hydroponic and soil growing technique in detail; instructions on making ice water hashish; how to roll both a joint and a blunt for the uninitiated or curious. Sumptuous photography documents the natural beauty of twenty varieties of marijuana selected from the seed stock of the world's most renowned seed breeders, including Serious Seeds, Uptowngrowlab, Greenhouse Seed Company and DNA/ Reserva Privada Seed Company, among others.
"This book has been a long fascinating journey for me- its publication is the culmination of a dream, a passion project realized. I'm very happy to share it with my fellow aficionados" says author Jay J. Kitchen.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone that is a true fan of marijuana. I don't know that I've ever seen another book that so accurately captures the experience of being a marijuana grower, and the evolution of a marijuana garden as a grower improves their skill set over time. I have grown marijuana before, and a lot of the stories that they tell in the book are the same things that I experienced as a marijuana grower, for better or worse. For those that are new to marijuana growing, this book is a must because not only does it give the reader a lot of insight on how to grow marijuana, it provides first hand experiences of what not to do, in addition to what to do, which is something that every marijuana grower needs to know as they embark on the same journey that the authors of 'The Kitchen' have traveled.
'The Kitchen' is a very unique marijuana book, is very well written, and has a high production value that is virtually unmatched in marijuana literature. It's not the type of book that you just put on a shelf - this book needs to be out where people can see it and enjoy it. This book is not just a marijuana grow guide. It's SO much more. If you are looking to beef up your own marijuana book collection, or are looking for a great gift idea for the marijuana consumer in your life, you should pick up a copy today. You won't be disappointed.