Back in December I received a copy of Recipes Every Man Should Know to review. As you can tell by the current date, I'm a bit behind in sharing this cute little book. Uh-oh... I shouldn't refer to a men's cookbook as cute, should I? Oops!
This is a no nonsense pocket sized cookbook that would be a perfect gift to a guy going off to college or moving into his first apartment. The book includes suggestions on what basic cookware and utensils a guy needs to be able to make just about anything. It also has a glossary that explains even the most basic of cooking terms. For the guy who only has a VERY basic knowledge of cooking, this pocket guide will help them gain confidence in the kitchen.
The recipes range from the most basic of how to cook eggs and how to make cocktails to manly fare like bacon wrapped meatloaf and Mom's All-Purpose Chocolate Cake. While this cookbook is a bit too basic for my needs, I will be sharing the tips and suggestions with my boys as I teach them the skills they need in the kitchen. It's a great starting point, but is not for the guy who is already experienced in the kitchen.
If you are looking for "guy" food, there are some interesting suggestions in this book such as the section on Beer, Bacon and Bar Food that will certainly appeal to the "manly men". There you will find Beer Margarita's, Buffalo Wings and Beer Battered Onion Rings. This is not a cookbook for the faint of heart (or those with high cholesterol!), but for those occasional indulgences it's something to have in your stash. It's inexpensive and pocket sized so the guys won't be embarrassed to say the own a cookbook!
Note: I received a review copy of the cookbook and was not told how to review it. The opinions shared here are my own and no one else's. The links shared here will take you to Amazon where you can purchase the book, and if you do I will receive a very small referral fee.
Please note that all photos and content belong to Patsy Kreitman, unless otherwise noted. If you want to use something please ask first.