Manly Food, Hardback
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Because men order steak and women order salad! A book of strong and masculine flavours, Manly Food is a feast of high quality recipes and expert instruction, designed to appeal to the tastes and interests of men.

With recipes that are straightforward, fun and easy to cook and superbly blokey photographs that bring cooking to life, Manly Food is the ideal companion for the male food lover. 18 chapters are arranged by areas of interest, such as 'Pure Meat', 'Wild and Foraged', 'Manly Cocktails' or 'Chilli and Spice' - or occasion, such as 'Grill and Barbeque', 'Fast Food', 'TV Dinners' and 'Hangover Cures' giving the reader a book for entertaining crowds, finding impressive menus for two, or just cooking the perfect burger. There are 200 recipes, each accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions, and over 100 colour photographs, making Manly Food both exciting to look at and easy to use.

The wide range of options for cooking and preparing meat, fish, salads, cocktails and desserts appeals to the adventurous cook interested in foraging for the perfect 'Manly Salad' or anyone who just wants a simple old-fashioned 'Manly Dessert'. The book also contains a butchery guide, offering the chance to learn how to make bacon or prepare a whole roast suckling pig, as well as other useful tips on building a barbeque from scratch or sharpening knives, making this title the perfect toolkit for all things that are manly and culinary.

Manly Food offers readers the first genuinely complete companion for those who love hearty, masculine food.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 100 colour photographs
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
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  • Category: General cookery & recipes
  • ISBN: 9781849492737



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As the title indicates, this is food for men to cook and enjoy, strong flavours and robust, hearty dishes. Not surprisingly there are plenty of meat dishes here, along with recipes for poultry, game, and fish, but there are also some salads, a chapter on the healthy option, a few substantial deserts and a chapter on manly cocktails. There is a section on barbecuing, a butchery guide, and a brief glossary. The presentation is clear and appealing (to men) with bold chunky headings and numerous richly coloured photographs. The recipes are well explained without being overly didactic, (men don't like too many instructions); but above all the recipes truly have man appeal.