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Eating in: The Official Single Man's Cookbook Paperback – October, 1988


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Corkscrew Press (October 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0944042007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0944042007
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #798,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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A funny, sexy and completely well-researched guide for the guy who previously used his kitchen as a place to work on his car. -- Baltimore Sun

A humorous look at the triumphs and tragedies of preparing an intimate dinner for the object of one's affections. -- Publishers Weekly

Fills the gap between Martha Stewart and Chef Boy-Ar-Dee. -- Boston Globe

For a man for all seasonings. -- Buffalo News

For men who chill beer, reheat coffee or dump garbage (in their kitchens), it shows how to make the transition from processed food to home-cooked romance. -- Miami Herald

He's wonderful and good looking. Problem is, he can't cook. Get him Eating In, which...will turn a bumbling bachelor into a master chef. -- Playgirl

It's based on the premise that every woman wants a man who can bring home the bacon and roll it into a nifty rumaki. -- Chicago Sun-Times

Not only is Eating In informative, but its writing and cartoons are both witty and wise. -- Playboy

The way to a woman's heart. -- CNN

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"How To Invite Your Date Over For Dinner"

A proper dinner invitation can mean the difference between a perfectly planned evening and a disaster after dark. The invitation is your chance-in-advance to arouse your date's taste buds -- not her survival instincts.

Just imagine how she'll feel arriving at your place for dinner. At night. Alone. Unarmed. Fretting that the date muffins you're planning to devour are hers. That the suckling pig will not he her dinner but her host. And that dessert will be nothing more than a chilled Reddi-Whip surprise.

Do your best to help her feel at home. If she's eyeing the exits, pour her a glass of wine. Serve your appetizers. Romance her with your newfound culinary skills. And prepare her for the feast of her dreams.

Remember, even though you have the home-court advantage, that's no excuse to take advantage. Act like a gracious host and you'll guarantee she'll be back for more. Act like a perfect ass and you'll be kissing hers good-bye.

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Been married for 19 years!
Scott F. Messinger
The cartoons and illustrations further the text and are funny all by themselves (I sat on the couch and giggled my way through the book).
Rebecca Balduff
I've collected many cooking books since this one, and still turn to this one the most.
O. Akoma

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By O. Akoma on May 16, 2007
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I bought this book in 1996, and it was my introduction to the culinary arts. I truly didn't start using it until 1999, when I found myself in an apartment without roommates. This book taught me how to setup a kitchen, and provided me with the basic know-how required to make some truly delicious meals for myself. It also provided me with much needed confidence in the kitchen.

This book is a treasure, and it is truly unfortunate that it is out of print. If you are a young man, or woman, and need help learning how to take care of yourself by learning to cook this is the book for you. I've collected many cooking books since this one, and still turn to this one the most. It is the easiest and most entertaining "how to" book I have ever read.

My simple recommendation is buy the book and enjoy a wonderful introduction to becoming a true epicurean.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Balduff on June 7, 2004
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It's really too bad this book is out of print! The pictures may be a bit dated, but the advice is timeless. In very humourous fashion, it tells the reader (presumably a clueless single guy) how to wow a woman through cooking her a meal. Unlike most cookbooks, it also gives him much-needed practical advice -- such as how to prepare his apartment for her arrival. The cartoons and illustrations further the text and are funny all by themselves (I sat on the couch and giggled my way through the book). The recipes are very well laid-out and sound really tasty, with due regard given to providing variety in dishes (even a vegetarian menu). And (as a young woman) I can say that all of the "how to impress" advice is as dead-on as generic advice can be.
This would make a wonderful gift -- funny and useful at the same time. I plan to buy a copy now for each of my sons (three of them!), to put in the "moving away from home" future gift box. Every single man needs to have this book. Oh -- and I'm also keeping a copy for myself, because those recipes sound GOOD! I think I'll cheat and fix a romantic dinner for my husband...
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I followed the recommendations in this book with great results. The recipes were very good and made me look like i could actually cook. Thanks to my mother for getting it for me.
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