Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers who Cook for Their Families

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John Donohue
Algonquin Books, 2011 - Cooking - 326 pages
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"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 son boasts a preference for duck testicles. Peter Kaminsky's daughters won't eat anything at all. Mark Bittman reveals the four stages of learning to cook. Mark Kurlansky would love a woman to feed him, just once. Jim Harrison shows how good food and wine trump expensive cars and houses. Jesse Sheidlower searches for words to describe his vegetarianism to his kids. And Stephen King offers tips about what to cook when you don't feel like cooking. More men cook now than ever before, and this is the first book to celebrate those good eggs who toil behind the stove, trying to nourish and please. Their culinary adventures are accompanied by over sixty family-tested recipes, time-saving tips, and cookbook recommendations as well as an array of New Yorker cartoons. Plus, there are interviews with homestyle heroes cooking all across America--a fireman from Brooklyn,a football coach in Atlanta, a lawyer in Philadelphia, a bond trader in Los Angeles. 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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User Review  - lkadin - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - dougbq - LibraryThing

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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