The Guy Can't Cook

Overview

A book designed for guys of all ages.

With fun and funky food, The Guy Can't Cook is designed especially for that growing group of consumers who say they can't/don't/won't cook. This user-friendly kitchen guide will help any guy think outside the takeout box. Whether it's easy, low-cost meals for everyday dinners, a dish to impress a date, or tips on cooking up the catch from the last fishing trip, The Guy Can't Cook addresses life's ongoing ...

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Overview

A book designed for guys of all ages.

With fun and funky food, The Guy Can't Cook is designed especially for that growing group of consumers who say they can't/don't/won't cook. This user-friendly kitchen guide will help any guy think outside the takeout box. Whether it's easy, low-cost meals for everyday dinners, a dish to impress a date, or tips on cooking up the catch from the last fishing trip, The Guy Can't Cook addresses life's ongoing culinary challenges.

Loaded with tricks and tips -- many from guys in the professional kitchen trenches -- this book includes recipes for winners such as:

  • The best mac and cheese
  • Side of poached salmon in red wine sauce
  • Tender beef and beer stew
  • Mahogany-glazed short ribs
  • The guy's top 10 cocktails.


Part survival guide, part cooking class and all practical, this is a cookbook any guy can count on when he needs something impressive and easy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552858417
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Cinda Chavich is an award-winning food journalist and author of The Girl Can't Cook, Double Dishing: Women Entertain and other books. A former food editor and senior feature writer, she now writes for several newspapers and magazines across North America. Her food, wine and travel pieces have appeared in Cooking Light, Wine Spectator, Avenue and WineAccess.

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Table of Contents


Intro     7
Pantry 101     10
Essential Sauces     13
Chef's Secret Weapons     15
Sustenance     22
Between Bread     24
Souped Up     39
Breakfasts of Champions     53
The Global Diner     68
Hot Chicks     84
Chili and Beans     95
Moo Goo Guy     103
Daddy Duty     113
Real Guys Make Pot Pies     125
Beefcake     135
The Milan Stallion     143
Sideman     154
Decadence     168
Are You (Suitably) Impressed?     170
Construction Projects     177
Dining a Deux     194
Happy Trails     208
The Greek God Guy     218
Steak House Suppers     226
The Wine Geek Dinner     238
Guy Meets Grill     249
Mexican Fiesta     266
The Cocktail Hour     274
Nifty Party Noshes and Finger Food     280
Toasty Stuff     285
Slathers and Spreads     286
Bits and Bites     290
Small Plates     296
Spicy Szechuan Dreams     308
Doing Dessert     319
Observance     334
The Big Holiday Dinner     336
Islands in the Sun     346
High Holidays     353
St. Pat, Burns, and Other Celtic Guys of Note     358
He's Got Game(s)     366
Roughin' It     372
Apres Outdoors     389
Mamma's Boy     397
Potlucky     406
Cold Comforts     414
Catch of the Day     427
The Big Smoke     440
The Fabulous Baker Boy     450
Don't Sweat the Sweet Stuff     462
Sauces, Dressings, and Extra Info     471
The toolman     484
Mix and Match Menus     490
Guy Glossary     494
Index     517
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