Feb 07, Tom rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: My five star rating is an endorsement of the book and not any particular lifestyle. That advantage is knowing how to cook. He operates from the premise that the way to a man's heart is through his zipper and the wa Okay, I was going to pass on writing this review as it might convey the wrong impression, but the book has a lot to offer, so instead, I am just adding this disclaimer: He operates from the premise that the way to a man's heart is through his zipper and the way to a woman's heart is through her stomach.
If you can gain this advantage, you have a chance to "score". With that as my point of departure, I would just say that some men would define scoring with a "chick" as a night of fornication and some of us would define scoring as being able to put a ring on her finger, so I will leave it at that]. Okay, the book has a lot to offer men whether you are single or married. There is a list of basic equipment that every kitchen should have and a list of optional equipment. I like to cook, so I was glad to see that I have all but two items from both lists.
He also includes a list of basic ingredients and seasonings that you should have handy. From here, he offer multi-course menus for 1st, 2nd and 3rd dates. It might appear like a lot of work, but it's really not. He also includes a menu to cook for her friends once she is ready to let you into that part of her world. This menu will have them endorsing you to her, allegedly. He also includes a "morning after" breakfast menu. Any guy can toss her a donut or a bagel, but for her to wake up to the smell of something yummy cooking sets you apart.
The smell of bacon is a good place to start. The breakfast menu has a lot of good stuff that I can't wait to try out. The book has a menu for tailgating which has some tailgate staples like wings, ribs and brats, but he also has some recipes to try in the parking lot that I think would be difficult to pull off in a fully loaded kitchen, but may try someday.
He also has a menu for Bunco night. Apparently Bunco is a thing now and if your wife plays, you have a tremendous opportunity to make her proud. He claims the Bunco menu will make all her friends jealous when they find out her husband "cooked this.
I don't know what Bunco is, but I am filing this one away for future use. There are many others, but these are at the top of my list. One thing I like about the book is that every recipe is photographed well and clearly labeled Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, etc. In a lot of cases, I would know exactly what to do from the photos without reading the instructions. I have a lot of cookbooks, but I think I will hang on to this one for a while.