You have to know how to cook if you’re a guy who doesn’t live at home in Mom’s basement. Even if it’s the basics — how to slice a tomato or onion, how to shuck corn, etc. — it’s a must. When you have even the slightest idea as to what to do when it’s time to prep food a woman is likely to think you’re A) a lazy sloth, or B) someone who expects her to wait on you hand and foot (she won’t).
That being said, knowing some tricks or as annoying people say, “hacks,” to get a dinner together quickly or without much fuss also comes in handy. From hangover foods to canned foods, these cookbooks should fit just about any need you can think up.
What the F*@# Should I Make for Dinner? The Answers to Life’s Everyday Question (in 50 F*@#ing Recipes) ($9)
From the rather self-explanatory book, comes a set of self-explanatory recipes. If you haven’t the first clue about what the fuck you should be having for dinner, this book might give you a fucking hint. So, get off your ass and hit the kitchen! The book maintains the spirit of well-known website whatthefuckshouldimakefordinner.com, and the book gives you a kind of “Choose your own adventure” angle. What makes things interesting is that the book is crammed, top to bottom, with delicious profanity.
In short, you’ll have fun and make meals at the same time. You may be skeptic at first, but once you’re done reading all the hilarious swearing that goes with each preparation, you’ll be surprised with how tasty the meal turns out. What’s more, the recipes are easy-to-make and can be quite healthy. The delightful dash of humor makes you forget you’re in the kitchen at all. There are 50 recipes to pick from and all of them have a little something for meat-eaters and full-on vegetarians.