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Will Cook For Sex: A Guy's Guide to Cooking Hardcover – January 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Stephens Press LLC (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193217351X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932173512
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #742,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Show her you can do-it-yourself in the kitchen, and it'll lead you to better places later. The allure of domesticity is irresistible." --Men's Health

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"As skeptical as we were (based on the title alone), Will Cook for Sex actually does a good job of laying out (pun intended?) recipes for all occasions that are simple yet effective for having the girl of your dreams be dutifully impressed with your newly-honed culinary skills. With simple instructions and a well-photographed, bright layout, Will Cook for Sex (recently awarded Foreword Magazine's Cookbook of the Year award) would actually make a great first addition to any single guy's kitchen bookshelf."

More About the Author

Rocky Fino knows the titles of his books give readers a chuckle. After all, the author of Will Cook for Sex: A Guy's Guide to Cooking, Will Mix for Sex: 21 Classic Cocktails to Set the Mood and Will Cook for Sex Again, Again and Again earned himself the affectionate designation of "the show's giggle" at a 2005(?) literary trade show. But when it comes down to showing men that cooking for a woman doesn't have to be intimidating, the culinary writer and presenter takes his mission very seriously.

"As men -- single or married -- we are challenged with enamoring our significant others," he says. "There is no better chance to show her your affection than in the kitchen."

In his books, meal demonstrations, and speaking engagements, Fino breaks cooking down into simple steps and complements his recipes with visual aids and amusing anecdotes about his own trials and errors - thereby reassuring men (and, often, women) that they, too, can impress a date by developing some basic confidence and creativity in the kitchen. With a playful and approachably self-depreciating style, Fino guides would-be seductors through specific topics like essential equipment, salmon vs. steak, and meals the morning after. As a pioneer in the field of pairing and cooking with craft beer, the California-based chef also challenges readers and viewers to break with tradition by serving elegant beers instead of wine to score points in the crucial categories of innovation, forethought and attention to detail.

Fino, who spent many a childhood night cooking for the family with his father, received a B.A. in Radio, TV and Film from Temple University and an M.B.A. from California State University. The skills he learned in school combine with a natural sense of humor to make him a sought-after broadcast media commentator and featured chef at food, drink and relationship expos and events across the country. To wit, Fino is the resident cooking expert for TV8 in Vail, Colorado, and appears frequently on TV news and cooking shows in Philadelphia, Manhattan and St. Louis. He's also the featured guest chef for the Atlantic City Beerfest.

Fino's first book, Will Cook for Sex, published by Stephen's Press in 2005, won ForeWord Magazine's "Cookbook of the Year" award and has received praise from publications such as Men's Health Magazine, Maxim, Hooters Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer and St. Petersburg Times.

"He provides a guy's insight into the crazy abyss of dating and relationships," reviewed Tracy Spicer in Pasadena Weekly. "Think of Fino as your best friend, giving you advice before the big date. Only these friendly pointers are not cheesy pickup lines or suave moves ... and they most likely will work!"

As a California native, Fino has long taken advantage of the fresh ingredients and progressive culinary ideas that informed his father as he methodically prepared thousands of gourmet meals with his son.

"He admitted that since I didn't get Paul Newman looks from him, he needed to give me something else to help with the ladies," the younger Fino remembers. "After many years of defeat suffered while trying to go toe-to-toe in the ring of the pick-up scene, I finally realized the value of that skill."

Since picking up an iron and a skillet, then and a pen and a microphone, Fino's succeeded in picking up many a pleased woman and several books' worth of pointers. And if any readers or viewers require proof that Fino's techniques really work, they're welcome to ask his very appreciative wife.

Customer Reviews

Very good recipes and writing.
Ronald Reagan
Will Cook For Sex says it all, it's the `nice' guys guide to getting women to come over for a drink.
Alexis Lozano
I bought this book for every guy on my list last Christmas.
Jahari Jones

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Alexis Lozano on October 27, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Lets face it; not all of us are Brad Pit look a likes, in fact some of us would settle to be a Brad Garrett look a like. For those looking/needing a new game plan Rocky has got the book for you. Will Cook For Sex says it all, it's the `nice' guys guide to getting women to come over for a drink. It's not just a book for men too; it's also a good book for women to give the men in their lives as a subtle hint that they won't miss. So pour a couple of drinks, light the stove and see how Rocky's book can help you satisfy a woman's appetite.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Newkirk on February 23, 2006
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Well, that may be a bit of an overstatement. Sometimes it takes more than food. The book was very informative on showing the basics of cooking for guys. The first two recipes and the breakfasts are fairly easy "repeat" meals that can be done from memory. For the average guy that does not cook at all, this may be a little much. However, for a guy that likes food and wants to impress the ladies, this book is great. A follow-up with some more "date" meals would be great. Can't wait to eat, I mean read it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By BlogOnBooks on June 19, 2007
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Of course we were lured in by the title, and while cookbooks aren't really our specialty, we thought we'd devote a little space to one of the few we've ever seen relating to a guy's point of view about cooking. (Inexperienced guys, of course, not your world renowned-chef type guys.) As skeptical as we were (based on the title alone), 'Will Cook for Sex' actually does a good job of laying out (pun intended?) recipes for all occasions that are simple yet effective for having the girl of your dreams be dutifully impressed with your newly-honed culinary skills. Southern California's Rocky Fino goes through all the steps from the first date ('The Show') to the second ('the Swing Date') to the third ('the Peer Review') with a wide variety of savory choices - from Italian Stallion Penne to Lobster Spears to Kingfish Benedict - finally ending up with the Morning After meals, the Weekend Pass and what to do for the holidays. With simple instructions and a well photographed, bright layout from Visual Impact, 'Will Cook for Sex' (recently awarded Foreword Magazine's Cookbook of the Year award) would actually make a great first addition to any single guy's kitchen bookshelf.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chaz on August 12, 2011
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I bought this book thinking it'd be for layman/ beginners in cooking. I was wrong. The meals are so extravagant, my head was spinning.
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure these recipes will cook the pants off ANY female. But if you have little to no experience in the kitchen beforehand, this book is not for you.

ALSO, this book has hardly any meals w/ MEAT in it. I'd would venture that at least 85% of all the recipes in this book (not including dessert) are SEAFOOD. For those of us out there that do not like seafood, stay away from the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pablo ramon on March 7, 2011
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This book has a wide range of meals to cook from. All that is needed is the basic cooking utensils and you're off! Even the courses in which I thought would be tough, turned out very when I followed the instructions. I would definitely recommend this.
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By seledka on March 9, 2014
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this book has interesting ideas. I do not think you would be able to learn how to cook by this book. For beginner, those recipes are somewhat complicated. If you buy it, try to make meal for yourself first and you will see if you like it and want to serve to others.
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By reno,nv on December 6, 2013
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Very stupid, a gimmick, but it was a gift from another person, to a friend, so I didn't pick it. How to grill a steak. How to make a salad. I know the person gave it away.
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Married or single every guy should have a copy in his library. Very good recipes and writing. Worth every penny. Will Mix for Sex is a great companion. She will love it.
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