Here at Selene River Press, we have strong opinions about a great many things. One of those things is men. Another is kitchens. And yet another is getting men into kitchens. Of course, we all love a man who can man the grill—but does that mean the oven should be a forgotten frontier for those of the testosterone persuasion? We say no. And so we have topped ourselves with a revised and expanded edition of one of our favorite cookbooks, Men in Kitchens: A Good Day to Dine Hard.
Self-taught chef extraordinaire Mike Adams has joined forces with the original authors, Nick Armstrong and Patrick Earvolino, to add five entirely new recipes to the original twelve. That means there’s never been a better time for all you gods of the grill to sharpen your skills inside the kitchen as well.
Don’t worry—you’ll find plenty of dishes any dude would want in his wheelhouse. You’ll take your tailgate game to the next level with Nick’s Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, and you’ll learn how to end a late night on a high note with Michael’s After After Party Breakfast Cups. Along the way, you’ll also conquer some basics, from the only salad dressing you’ll ever really need to fluffy scrambled eggs that will make your mother weep from pride (Patrick’s Real Deal Vinaigrette and Bachelor’s Eggs, respectively).
Aside from the dishes, there’s also the Kitchen Savvy section, with mano y mano instruction on everything from the skillet to the cutting board. (And don’t forget these Men in Kitchens cooking demonstration videos featuring author Patrick Earvolino and Chef Briana Nervig.)
Imagine what all of you fathers, sons, husbands, and boyfriends out there will do with your newfound confidence in the kitchen. Teach your daughter how to fold an omelet. Make an extravagant dinner for your partner just because. Help your mother peel the vegetables at the next family dinner. Surprise that shy first date or wow your longtime girlfriend with your prowess in the…kitchen.
But just by showing up and showing your friends and family how much you love them, you’ll join the ranks of real men in kitchens.