The How-To Cookbook for Men: 100 Easy Recipes to Learn the Basics (Paperback)

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The culinary manual every man needs

“Stem” the bell pepper. Salt “to taste.” Slice meat “against the grain.” Even so-called beginner cookbooks for men are filled with culinary jargon and directions that can be confusing for new chefs. This standout among cookbooks for men offers a novice-focused approach, teaching guys the absolute basics that every cook needs to know—with delicious results sure to impress friends, parents, and dates.

Discover everything you could want from this top choice in cookbooks for men. There are breakdowns of the different types of cookware, tips for buying fresh ingredients, explanations for terms and techniques commonly found in recipes, and 100 recipes sure to get new chefs up to speed.

Go beyond other cookbooks for men with:
  • Easy, educational recipes—Each recipe comes complete with comprehensive, step-by-step directions that’ll help even the newest home cooks succeed.
  • Handy hacks—Get tips and tricks covering everything from meal prepping and planning a dinner party to beverage pairing—plus how to avoid losing a finger or setting your kitchen on fire.
  • Flavorful variations—Find out how to take these recipes to the next level with recipe modifications designed for cooks who are ready to experiment.

Prepare for a future filled with culinary success thanks to this cookbook.

About the Author

Benjamin Kelly is a Red Seal chef and blogger from Nova Scotia, Canada. For more than 20 years he has worked in a wide variety of restaurants from Canada’s east coast to its far north. Today Ben owns and operates a personal chef service and catering company as well as a successful food blog, Chef’s Notes ( You can find him on social media @chefbenkelly.

Praise For…

“If the man in your life is looking to take up cooking or is just trying to brush up on new recipes, then look no further! Ben has got everything covered with The How-To Cookbook for Men. With simple directions and great photos, this book provides all the tools to be a master in the kitchen! My family is always excited to try Ben's recipes!” —Cory Walby, Saturday Night Test Kitchen

“Chef Ben Kelly has just leveled the playing field when it comes to cooking. The How-To Cookbook for Men reveals the how and why behind good-tasting food, and helps beginner cooks avoid dining disasters. This is a reference guide, a foundation, and a cookbook that will inspire anyone, in any kitchen, to do it at a level they probably never thought possible.” —Dr. Robert Huish, associate professor, Dalhousie University

“Most cookbooks are pretty, but not one has made me feel like I could actually make great food like this. Clear instructions and awesome advice makes this a must-have for my kitchen.” —Mike Tanner, author, podcaster, and entrepreneur

Product Details
ISBN: 9781648762901
ISBN-10: 1648762905
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: August 10th, 2021
Pages: 186
Language: English