1 November 2018

Update

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.
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LINKS
"Bosh!" YouTube Channel
Ian on Channel 5 News this very evening - 1/11/18

29 comments:

  1. How exciting for you all......good luck Ian and Henry for tonight !

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    1. I got a bit mixed up Frances. The awards ceremony will be on November 20th. Thanks for your kind wishes.

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  2. I think it's auspicious that the announcement comes on world vegan day

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    1. Announcing the new book - not a co-incidence that it is happening on World Vegan Day. As for the book awards - I made a mistake - the awards ceremony is on November 20th. Thanks for calling by again Kylie.

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    2. Ah, yes I was thinking of the award. The obvious day to announce the book is today

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  3. Three cheers for Bosh! Bosh! Bosh! (Or, as of next April, Bish! Bash! Bosh!) I will drink a glass of champagne to their success, assuming champagne is vegan.

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    1. Not all wine or indeed champagne is vegan as animal or fish products may be used to assist clarification of the liquid. Thank you for your kind support.

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  4. Hooray! That's wonderful news indeed. I know you must be terribly proud of Ian. I wish him similar success and accolades with the new book!

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    1. Your genuine support is appreciated Jennifer.

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  5. I am clairvoyant, and I have a message from the spirits that Bosh! will win.

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    1. Claire Voyant? I thought you were Vivian Swift! Thanks.

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  6. This is such wonderful news, Yorkie! Congratulations to both fine young men.

    You and Shirley must be so very thrilled and proud of Ian...and rightly so.

    I wish Ian and Henry all the very best for the awards. They've already won by being in the top six.

    This is just so terrific....I sincerely am pleased for them...and for you, Ian's parents. I feel proud of your lad, and I don't even know him. :)

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    1. Your kind support is appreciated Lee and yes we are so proud of his Bosh! journey so far...and it's still not over - not by a long way.

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  7. What a huge achievement!

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    1. It has been largely driven by social media. The publishers came knocking - not the other way round.

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  8. Well done fellows. Do you cook any of the recipes ?

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    1. We have made a few but the mushroom wellington remains our favourite Helen.

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  9. Nothing but success for Ian, I wish him the best in the upcoming award. It sounds like the next book is already a success.

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    1. They will try to hype up the second book Red - encouraging "pre-sales" before the launch.

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  10. The Bosh website is phenomenal!

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    1. So glad you are enthusiastic about it Viola.

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  11. They have done so well. The recipes always look so easy and appetising. Hope they win at the awards.

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    1. It is possible to make a vegan cheese sandwich Sue!

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  12. Well done to all concerned. I bought the book when it came out and have cooked quite a few things. The "salted caramel chocolate tart" is bloody lovely! My waist measurement has increased slightly........

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    1. Hang on...I thought that that was your neighbours call you Christina - "the salted caramel tart"!
      Only kidding. Thanks for actively supporting "Bosh!"

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  13. Congratulations to Ian on his success! He will go far and I know you and Shirley are proud parents!

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    1. Yes we are and thanks for sending those good vibrations Bonnie!

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  14. I saw the announcement on my IG feed of the new book that will launch next year. What a good job they are doing. You and Shirley have every right to be so proud. When I cook with Bosh, I just have to remember to cut the hot spices in half for my tastebuds to be able to live to see another day. haha

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    1. Big Bear will probably testify that you are already too hot to handle. You don't need to be any spicier than you are!

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