Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

For Father's Day, Cookbooks for Men

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

For Father's Day, Cookbooks for Men

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When it comes to Father's Day presents, it's pretty much a tie. Which means you either get him another tie or you get him something he can really use. Like a cookbook, of course. There are plenty of cookbooks written by men, but we're also seeing more cookbooks written for men. Consider the following:

A Man and His Pan by John Boswell (Andrews McMeel, $16.95).

After last year's Jack's Skillet, Jack Butler's very entertaining homage to his cast-iron skillet, it was only a matter of time. Boswell's focus is the non-stick skillet -- specifically, a 12-inch Farberware Millennium saute pan. And he gets a lot of mileage out of it. Chapters cover everything from eggs to steaks and chops as well as chicken, seafood, one-pan meals and stuff to make for kids.

The one-pan idea means most of the recipes are simple, and they're as fat-filled as possible. A Mexican scramble uses 12 eggs for four servings, and most of the others don't spare the butter, cheese and cream. …

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