Just a few of my favourite Cooking for Men recipes. All very much in the "chuck it all in and stir" style of Jamie Oliver, in his Naked Chef persona. And me? I tend to wear an apron - I wouldn't want to get any, err, parts burnt.

I've maintained for many years that cooking is the ideal hobby for men. Think how therapeutic it is to come home after a hard day in the office and attack an onion with a very large kitchen knife. In addition, you're allowed to play with fire (or at least gas flames!), use all the gadgets you can think of, and you can have lots of sharp knives. And, when you've finished, with a bit of luck, you can actually eat the result. Obviously for men!

Kitchen sign saying Danger - Men Cooking These really are easy recipes for men, though. Nothing too fancy, nothing too difficult and nothing which takes too long to produce. Cookery for men requires instant gratification!
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Unless stated otherwise, all of my recipes are sized for two modest potions. Feel free to scale up as necessary - just multiply all the quantities by two, or whatever. I always like to practice a recipe with small quantities, mainly since it is much less of a waste should it all go terribly wrong!

You will see that I tend to mix and match metric and old-fashioned Imperial measures in my recipes. Partially, this is just laziness, athough I do find that I use different measures depending on the task at hand. For example, for skills I learned very young (like carpentry or cooking) - when Imperial measures were unchallenged in Britain - I most often use old-fashioned measurements (ounces, sixteenth's of an inch, and so on) while for activities which resemble science or engineering I use the familiar metric (S.I.) units - kilogrammes, metres, and so on.

You might like to read my advice and notes on what makes for a great dinner party. You might also be interested in my Kitchen Tips for Men.

Cocktails
Always nice to start off with a pre-dinner drink
Home cocktail bar
Bar Snacks and Nibbles
Something to chew on with your cocktails
Crostini with cheese and ham
Starters
A first course at the dining table
Griddled Halloumi cheese as a starter
Beef Dinners
Nice and beefy main meals
Juicy Steak
Meat Main Dishes
Non-beef main dishes
Dining table
Chicken Meals
Chicken with everything!
Chicken skewers
Fish Dishes
Main courses with fish and shellfish
Pot for Moules Marinieres
Side Dishes
Staples and vegetables
Anya Potatoes
Puddings, Sweets and Desserts
For your sweet tooth!
Three lemon and melon sorbets
Kids Recipes
Food easy for kids to cook and good for kids to enjoy
Sebastian cooking pasta
Snacks
Light meals for lunch or supper
Hot buttered crumpet
Vegetarian Dishes
Main courses without meat or fish
Fresh fruit
Alfresco Eating
Eating in the garden, on the patio, in the pergola, in the square
Trevor and Tas eating outdoors
Breakfast
The most important meal of the day
Breakfast kippers
Picnics
Portable meals for the Great Outdoors
Tas and Seb on a picnic
Some Kitchen Tips for men
Also, some Cooking for Men Dinner Party Tips
Kitchen Knives