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Even Men Can Cook!

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A Man, A Can, A Plan: 50 Great Guy Meals Even You Can Make
Joachim and the editors of Men’s Health

Submitter: I found this gem of a cookbook (if we can even call it that) at a library booksale. All of the recipes involve canned foods; one of my favourites, found in the “Vegetables” section, is a mushroom meatloaf. There is also an entire section devoted to recipes that involve SpaghettiOs.

Holly: My husband is one of the best cooks I know.  He would gag at the very IDEA of this book.  It is cute and catchy – there’s a whole series including “A Man, A Can, A Tailgate Plan” and “…:A Second Helping” – but an easy weeder if you’re looking for space.  I probably would have skipped buying this one in the first place.  It has a good premise for a public library collection, but is just too gimmicky and sexist to have enough substance to warrant actual money be spent on it.  I can’t believe Men’s Health edited this and put their name on it!  It doesn’t seem so healthy…

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