Man with a Pan
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
Putting Food on the Family
Gender and Cooking
Finding Myself in the Kitchen
Chef English Major
Always Be Cleaning
If Its Tuesday It Must Be Cardoons
Learning to Cook for Two Daughters
How Many Parents Does It Take to Roast a Chicken?
Four Legs Good Two Legs Bad
A Taste for Politics
The Way to a Mans Heart
Patience Rewarded versus Instant Korma
The Pie Guy
Who the Man?
Confessions of a Foodiephobiac
Thanks and Acknowledgments