UPDATE: Congrats to blog reader Doug, who left comment #18 on this entry. Doug has won “Recipes Every Man Should Know.” And now you will know, Doug! Shoot me an e-mail at Lindsey.firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and shipping address and I’ll mail this book to you ASAP. END UPDATE
Welcome to the first day of our countdown to Christmas – in free cookbooks! For each of the next four days, I will be rewarding one lucky blog reader with a free book just in time for the holly and jolly.
First up, “Recipes Every Man Should Know” by Susan Russo and Brett Cohen. You know, when I was a youngster, our neighbor took her daughter on a trip, leaving her husband and son behind. At some point, they asked my mother, “How do you make dishwater?” I am not joking. Maybe they were, but my point is that some men (and women, okay) could use some serious help in the kitchen.
This book is not quite that elementary. It teaches the hapless reader how to make such staples as eggs, pancakes, burgers and grilled vegetables, but also branches out into more impressive recipes such as fish tacos, beer bread, pasta carbonara and sweet potato fries. Concoctions like bacon brownies and beer margaritas up the dude factor a bit.
I’ll share that recipe for bacon brownies here. If you want to win this cute little black book, simply leave a comment on this thread and cross your fingers for a random win. I’ll announce the winner by 6 p.m. today.