Peju Winery in St. Helena • Single $125; Couple $195 (one book)
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Steven Raichlen really knows the pleasure men get from cooking, the joy they take in having the skills, the need to show off a little bit. Man Made Meals: The Essential Cookbook for Guys ($24.95), is everything a man needs to achieve confidence and competence in the kitchen. It's about tools and techniques, adopting secrets from the pros how to multitask, prep before you start cooking, clean as you go. It's about understanding flavor and flavor boosters, like anchovies and miso, and it's about essentials: how to shuck an oyster, truss a chicken, cook a steak to the desired doneness. It's about having a repertoire of great recipes (there are 300 to choose from), breakfast to dessert, to dazzle a date, or be a hero to your family, or simply feed yourself with real pleasure.
Steven Raichlen really knows the pleasure men get from cooking, the joy they take in having the skills, the need to show off a little bit. His "Barbecue Bible" books have over 4.7 million copies in print and now he leads his readers from the grill into the kitchen.