Man with a Pan

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Algonquin Books, May 17, 2011 - Cooking - 326 pages
Look who’s making dinner! Twenty-one of our favorite writers and chefs expound upon the joys—and perils—of feeding their families.

Mario Batali’s kids gobble up monkfish liver and foie gras. Peter Kaminsky’s youngest daughter won’t eat anything at all. Mark Bittman reveals the four stages of learning to cook. Stephen King offers tips about what to cook when you don’t feel like cooking. And Jim Harrison shows how good food and wine trump expensive cars and houses.

This book celebrates those who toil behind the stove, trying to nourish and please. Their tales are accompanied by more than sixty family-tested recipes, time-saving tips, and cookbook recommendations, as well as New Yorker cartoons. Plus there are interviews with homestyle heroes from all across America—a fireman in Brooklyn, a football coach in Atlanta, and a bond trader in Los Angeles, among others.

What emerges is a book not just about food but about our changing families. It offers a newfound community for any man who proudly dons an apron and inspiration for those who have yet to pick up the spatula.
 

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This book is a must read for all dads who have ever cooked or wanted to cook for their families. It's a great combination of stories and recipes to go with the stories. Read full review

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Interesting concept. A number of male foodies write about feeding their families. Some of them are writers. Some are chefs, and some are just guys. The quality of the writing is all over the place ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Putting Food on the Family
12
Stunt Foodways
34
On Cooking
52
Heads Up
63
Gender and Cooking
76
Finding Myself in the Kitchen
91
Chef English Major
104
Always Be Cleaning
204
If Its Tuesday It Must Be Cardoons
217
Learning to Cook for Two Daughters
225
How Many Parents Does It Take to Roast a Chicken?
239
Four Legs Good Two Legs Bad
248
A Taste for Politics
268
The Way to a Mans Heart
283
Patience Rewarded versus Instant Korma
299

A Screenplay
117
The Pie Guy
142
On Abundance
162
AlternateSide Cooking
177
Who the Man?
189
Confessions of a Foodiephobiac
318
Thanks and Acknowledgments
329
Cartoon Credits
331
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About the author (2011)

John Donohue, an editor at the New Yorker, has been passionate about food all his life. He worked at a retail fish market when he was in college and was a short-order cook after graduation. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters. He blogs about the cooking he does for his family at www.stayatstovedad.com.

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