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

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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Winter Blues

How to Overcome the Winter Blues

John O’Leary shares his expertise on overcoming adversity and how to live inspired with more than 50,000 people at more than 120 live events each year around the world. In 2006, he was inducted into the Energizer “Keep Going” Hall of Fame. He was selected as Saint Louis University young alumni of the year in 2008, was voted “Speaker of the Year” for Vistage International, and was recently chosen as one of the Top Ten “Most Interesting People” in Saint Louis, Missouri. He is also a lifestyle contributor for ParadeMagazine.com and Huffington Post. He considers his greatest success to be his marriage to Beth, their four young children, and his relationships with friends and family.

Nostalgia

A Financial Expert’s Message to the Boomerang Generation

Kevin O’Leary is one of North America’s most successful business entrepreneurs, as well as a star of ABC’s Shark Tank. Kevin founded and built SoftKey (later called The Learning Company), a global leader in educational kids’ software, and negotiated its sale to Mattel for $4.2 billion in 1999. Since then, he has successfully cofounded, funded and sold numerous companies in a range of industries, including storage, entertainment, and finance. Today, Kevin is the chairman of O’Leary Funds and O’Leary Mortgages, and the founder of O’Leary Fine Wines. He is also an avid guitarist and photographer.

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