Man Over (Cutting) Board: 6 Cookbooks by and for Guys

Maurice eats Italian and Indian (food not people) and likes traveling, hiking, Pilates, reading comics and living on a tight budget (not really). He lives in the NYC area and has written for Publishers Weekly and AOL News, among others.

TamingFeastcover400Traditional gender roles of hunter-gatherer and meal preparer have been turned on their head with the rise of the celebrity chef. Household names like Ramsay, Flay, Fieri, and Bourdain have made it fashionable for men to prove their prowess in the kitchen. There is also added value for a man who can hold his own in the home kitchen, particularly when picking up the check at a fancy eatery may prove a challenge.

No longer seen as the skill of dour servants of the wealthy but of spiky-haired party animals and grizzled world travelers, the male culinary world widens when mixing in the rustic food intellectuals staking their claim to an alternative way of life. Here are our favorite cookbooks highlighting the modern male’s flourish in the kitchen.

Bobby Flay’s Boy Gets Grill: 125 Reasons to Light Your Fire!

Bobby Flay’s Boy Gets Grill: 125 Reasons to Light Your Fire!

by Bobby Flay

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The Naked Chef

The Naked Chef

by Jamie Oliver

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The Tucci Cookbook

The Tucci Cookbook

by Stanley Tucci

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New American Table

New American Table

by Marcus Samuelsson

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Taming the Feast

Taming the Feast

by Ben Ford

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School of Fish

School of Fish

by Ben Pollinger

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