Tuesday, June 10, 2014

6/10 STEVEN RAICHLEN, MAN MADE MEALS: THE ESSENTIAL COOKBOOK FOR GUYS, CATENYA MCHENRY, GREAT GIFTS FOR DADS AND GRADS

STEVEN RAICHLEN – AUTHOR, MAN MADE MEALS: THE ESSENTIAL COOKBOOK FOR GUYS

Part cookbook, part technical manual, part crash course on culinary literacy, and 100% guidebook to the world of male cooking, Steven’s latest,  MAN MADE MEALS: The Essential Cookbook for Guys (Workman; June 2014), teaches men to navigate the kitchen with confidence, style, and tenacity! Men cook for pleasure and showmanship—not just for practicality—which explains why they are so attracted to the grill. There’s certainly something primal about gathering around a fire outdoors. But indoors there are knives, cast iron skillets, 7 ways to make a Bloody Mary (pg 594), Blowtorch Oatmeal (pg 65), Skillet Rib Steak (pg 231), Really Good Beef and Pork Chili (pg 149), Fire-Eater Chicken Wings (pg 207), Candied Bacon Sundaes (pg 553), and Rum and Coke Floats (pg 555). And there are still plenty of occasions to play with fire thanks to Raichlen’s comprehensive instructions on flambéing, smoking, and, of course, grilling!

Writing in his signature easy-going and entertaining, yet authoritative, voice—which makes every recipe and technique lesson fun instead of intimidating—Raichlen offers simple, but ingenious tips and techniques that will make dishes jump off the plate with flavor.

MAN MADE MEALS comes complete with more than 300 mouth-watering recipes ranging from breakfast to dessert, from condiments to killer cocktails! Each recipe has a quick-reference, four-part sidebar that includes: Shop (information about ingredients), Gear (what you’ll need), What Else (tips), and Time (how much time it should take) for quick and easy prep. Lavish, full-color photos show step-by-step how to master the basics like flipping an omelet, carving a turkey, cracking a lobster, butterflying a pork loin, and more, plus finished dishes in all their manly glory.

Raichlen also interviewed accomplished, admired, and frankly cool “Food Dudes” for their advice on favorite foods, techniques, and cooking philosophies. When Francis Mallmann, Thomas Keller, Nathan Myhrvold, José Andrés, Michael Pollan, Stanley Tucci, Andrew Zimmern, Mark Bittman, Dale DeGroff, and other marquee food dudes speak, guys will definitely want to listen. Whether you’re single or married, in college or retired, on a budget or on the board of directors, you have the right, need, and desire to eat well and show off doing it! MAN MADE MEALS is the essential guide for any man who wants to get into the kitchen, cook, and eat well for the rest of his life.

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CATENYA MCHENRY – LIFESTYLE EXPERT, GREAT GIFTS FOR DADS AND GRADS 

GRADS GIFTS 

DORM IN A BOX:
Getting your kid off to college later this summer, or have a high school senior graduating soon? Dorm In A Box gives you a one-stop-shop to get your soon-to-be college freshman everything they need!
Dorm-In-A-Box has bed sets, office supplies and bath bundles ranging in price from $69-$199. Altogether, Dorm-In-A-Box offers more than a 30 percent savings by offering the products in bundles, rather than buying items individually at big box stores. You can even have Dorm-In-A-Box delivered straight to your son or daughter’s new dorm! www.dorminabox.com

DOTMINE DAY PLANNERS:
Get your grad the gift they can use well after their semester has wrapped-up. Check out Dotmine Day Planners, chic and trendy day planners that are perfect for graduating guys and gals. The concept is simple: create fashionable, functional and affordable day planners to help manage busy schedules. Keep track of all those upcoming job interviews, summer vacations and so much more! The end goal: increase efficiency, minimize chaos and maximize happiness! You don’t have to plug it in, sync it, click it or charge it. Paper planners are at the ready, with a clear view of your day, week and month. Dotmine Day Planners savvy planning tools meet the needs of busy grads with a place for schedules, notes and monthly and weekly planning pages. These planners go for17-months, August-December and they’re reasonably priced from $15.99 to $32.99. www.timemine.com

KEYPORT SLIDE:
Most new grads want the keys to a new car. Well they can keep their cars keys organized with the new Keyport Slide 2.0, which has reinvented the conventional keychain. The Slide holds up to 6 keys or inserts, yet is roughly the size of a pack of gum. The revolutionary Keyport blades replace traditional keys, fit securely in the Keyport Slide, are easily inserted and removed, and feature a one-size-fits-all head. It's compatible with most standard keys, including house keys, high-security keys, transponder-chipped auto and motorcycle keys, small mail and padlock keys, and bike lock keys. Users can customize their Slide, with useful tools like a flash drive, mini-light and bottle opener. It provides easy access to keys and tools with the slide of a thumb. $29 plus accessories and inserts; www.mykeyport.com

FATHER’S DAY 

ENDLESS GAMES:
Mom would love to receive board games to play with her friends and family! For ages 3 to 103, Endless Games offers card, dice, party, word, strategy, trivia, survey and pop culture games for everyone! Games like Oddly Obvious, the wild new party game where all the answers are right in front of you. One player reads clues while the other players race to spot the correct answers on a game card. The trick, the answers are each in different fonts and colors, written up, down, and even upside down. Shout out the most correct answers to win. It's not as easy as you think! Other great travel games and board games at www.endlessgames.com. Games starting at $16.99.

UWATER – THE ULTIMATE ACTIVE LIFESTYLE COMPANION :
UWater offers the world’s smallest action audio gear that goes from sand to surf!  Designed to go anywhere, weighing just one ounce, the UWater G5 is a 4GB 100% waterproof MP3/FM player that can be attached to goggles, a headband, armband, swimsuit, wetsuit or belt so that you can play your favorite  songs or listen to audio books while out enjoying your favorite water sports, including swimming laps!  UWater G5 is available for $60 at www.gearedtobefit.com

PHONESOAP:
If dad wants to keep his smartphone clean... then PhoneSoap is for him! Did you know your cell phone is 18 times dirtier than a public toilet? We are constantly transferring bacteria onto our devices from everything we touch. You wash your hands, but never clean your phone. The PhoneSoap Charger is the first and only cell phone charger that cleans and sanitizes your phone in less than five minutes while it charges, and it is the safest and most complete way to kill all the bacteria growing on your phone. Using UV light to safely get rid of bacteria, the PhoneSoap charger does not use heat, liquid or chemicals. PhoneSoap Charger is universal, and designed to fit even the largest smartphones. No need to worry if you want to charge and clean your phone overnight, the PhoneSoap charger has unique acoustic outlets designed to let you hear your notifications and alarms even when your phone is inside. You will be able to hear your alarm, notifications and calls loud and clear. $59.95 www.phonesoap.com

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