(excerpts from Lucinda Quinn’s introduction in “Mad Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys”)
“Men eat differently from women– they eat more, they eat constantly, and they eat passionately.
They ransack a packed refrigerator and scrounge crumbs from an empty one. They eat standing in front of the fridge, and they eat with their fingers. They always make a mess and never notice. They are all appetite and no pretense. “What’s for dinner?” is the most important, most burning question. Food is everything to them and food is nothing until their is none…But feeding them well is what many of us love to do and few jobs feel as satisfying. It’s what keeps them healthy, keeps them happy, gives them some of the fondest memories, and teaches them to cook…
So no matter how busy you are, saute that onion, rip up some fresh basil, or slow-roast a pork shoulder.
That’s all it takes to fill their sense memory and make your family feel good for a lifetime….
Home cooking feels good, is healthier and cheaper, and tastes better than processed food. It also liberates you from the angst ridden daily choices of food labels that scream low-fat, low-salt, high-carb, low-carb, artificially sweetened or, worse, promise better health (all natural) when there is none. The whole fast-food approach is leading us down the wrong ugly path. Now is the time to do something about it.
Cook good honest food and the rest will take care of itself.“
Feeding men is an art form, really. I think most of us have men in our lives, whether they be a father, son, or husband — they’re everywhere.
And they need our help 🙂
I bought this book, in hopes of learning how to cook for my father, and, hopefully someday, my husband ::grin::
Lucinda Quinn understands this need that men have– the need for good food.
And in what better way can we show our love for the men in our lives … than preparing a wonderful, steaming home-cooked meal? No one is more fit for the job than us, to fulfill this need 🙂
I will be experimenting with a new genre of recipes, the kind that satisfies man-hunger (or, if you’re like me, a girl with a big appetite). 🙂 This will be another category of recipes for wives, and mothers, and stay-at-home daughters, and is meant to inspire you to create food that will not just taste good, but will bring you closer to these men in your life, and will leave heart-warming memories of cooking together in the kitchen for years to come. 😀