Bake It Like a Man: A Real Man's Cookbookby Sharon Bowers, David Bowers
Real men aren't interested in low-fat recipes and quick-and-easy meals. They never make jam or hors d'oeuvres, and especially not angel food cake. According to author David Bowers, cooking for the real man is an adventure. Making cheese at home and brewing beer in the garage may take weeks or months, but time isn't important. Men need to cook for an audience, so the… See more details below
Real men aren't interested in low-fat recipes and quick-and-easy meals. They never make jam or hors d'oeuvres, and especially not angel food cake. According to author David Bowers, cooking for the real man is an adventure. Making cheese at home and brewing beer in the garage may take weeks or months, but time isn't important. Men need to cook for an audience, so the recipes for paella, gumbo, and jambalaya serve 10 hungry guys. Men aren't afraid of fat Scotch Eggs, Fish and Chips, Fried Cheese, and Eggplant Parmesan are just a few artery-clogging favorites you'll find here. Potatoes are the real man's vegetable of choice French fried, mashed, or roasted. Grilling offers the best of all worlds smoke, fire, big food, hours of marination. The recipes in each chapter start off simple, like Ginger Beer, prepared in one day, then build up to a manly IPA Bitter that takes weeks but is sure to impress.
Bake It Like A Man is a real cookbook for real men, but author David Bowers doesn't take himself too seriously. Sidebars throughout the book poke fun at topics like "Gadgets and Appliances Men Hate," or "A Few Fats I Love." As fun to read as it is to cook from, Bake It Like A Man is the perfect gift for the "real man" in every woman's life.
About the Authors:
�David Bowers, an artist and illustrator, worked for a number of years in restaurants in London, Montreal, and New York, and ran his own restaurant in Dublin. Originally from Ireland, he now lives in New York. ��� ����
Sharon Bowers is a food writer and editor and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chicken and The Lazy Way to Cook Your Meals.
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Simple Tomato Sauce
This is far more than the sum of its parts. Not spicy, just fresh and tomato-y. It's my favorite pizza sauce, and you can make it quickly.
MAKES 3 CUPS
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, pureed in a blender
1/2 teaspoon salt
1.Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add thegarlic and cook, stirring, for 10 seconds, then immediately pour in the tomatoesand stir. Add the salt. Bring to a boil.
2.Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Tasteand adjust the seasoning.
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I bought this book for my dad - a man's man who loves both Craftsman Power tools and cooking. It's now his favorite, go-to cookbook. It's funny - and the food is great. This is a great gift.