As longtime visitors to this blog will appreciate, 2018 has been a very significant year for our beloved son Ian. In April, the vegan recipe book he wrote with his his old school friend Henry was launched at a special event in Borough Market, London. Since then the "Bosh!" book has sold very well - much better than expected. At one time it was the best-selling non-fiction book in Britain and top of the Amazon uk bestsellers list too. It is now our nation's best-selling vegan recipe book of all time and has received many plaudits.
Today, November 1st, is another special day in the "Bosh!" journey. The book has been shorlisted in the Food and Drink category of The National Book Awards 2018 sponsored by Specsavers. The winner will announced at the awards ceremony on November 20th.
You can see "Bosh!" at the top of this post - alongside the other nominations - "Nadiya's Family Favourites", "Prue" by Prue Leith, "Cooking on a Bootstrap" by Jack Monroe, "Jamie Cooks Italy" by Jamie Oliver and Yotam Ottolenghi’s "Simple"..
Apart from anything else, it is amazing to see a vegan recipe book in the mix for this prestigious award. And if Ian and Henry do not get the final nod, they can still be immensely proud that their baby made it into the final six. All will be revealed later this month.
Today is special for another reason in "Bosh!" World. Ian and Henry will be announcing some very big news to their legions of fans and internet followers. After keeping it under wraps for ages, they are going to tell everybody that their second plant-based cookbook will be out next April - exactly a year after the first one was launched. It will be called "Bish! Bash! BOSH!" and this time the book design theme colour will be green, not orange.
How will it do? Only time can tell but already the signs are good. Going vegan is becoming more and more newsworthy and Harper Collins publishers know what they are doing - that's for sure.
"Bosh!" YouTube Channel
|Ian on Channel 5 News this very evening - 1/11/18|