Entertain Like a Gentleman Cookbook Review & Giveaway

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If you think it’s difficult to find a cookbook for a woman, imagine how hard it is to find one tailored for a man!

David Harap has written the “Entertain Like a Gentleman” written for men who would like to learn to make unique “classy” foods for their families or even their friends.  Think of your husband making his own amazing food for Game Night, Poker Night, and any other “guy’s” night!”  That means you’re off the hook and can go read a good book, take a bath, play with your kids or whatever else; the possibilities are endless!  No more breathing in stinky cigar smoke, listening to them talk, or any other horrible man behavior! Entertain-Like-a-Gentleman-Cookbook-Review
There are recipes that can be made ahead of time so that he can spend time with his guests, as well as those that will take up more of his time when he feels like making a great dinner for family events and gatherings. You know, when he wants to try to wow everyone with his awesome kitchen skills.  Not every man can cook, but this book hopes to change that.

Harap paid his way through college by being a chef, and enjoys sharing the lessons and recipes that he’s learned throughout the years.  Things like shopping ahead, keeping basic items stocked in your pantry, and clean as you go. gent 2

If your husband wants to learn how to cook, or wants to learn some great new recipes to share with everyone, this would be a great starting point. John has actually had a lot of fun looking through the book and trying different recipes. He scoffed a bit at first because he doesn’t consider himself to be a gentleman. Then he saw Oktoberfest and he was sold.

The Entertain Like a Gentleman Cookbook is broken into fun categories like:

  • Oktoberfest
  • Scotch Tasting Affair
  • Poker Night with the Boys
  • and Breakfast in Bed (this made me fall in love with the book!) plus several other categories.

The cookbook is also written in a way that is entertaining for men. Information is broken down into terms and tones men understand.  In the beginning of the book there are 25 tenets for stress free entertaining – directed at men. The first tenet is: “You have to plan. A football coach does not go into game day without a plan and you shouldn’t have guests over without a game plan.” I think it’s genius to compare entertaining to sports – totally a guy thing.

There are also tips for successfully entertaining a romantic interest or spouse. I think these are tips most guys could use and are usually too macho to ask. They can casually read through the book to get these tips without anyone knowing what they’re doing. That way their manliness is left intact. Entertain-Like-a-Gentleman-Oktoberfest-Meal

Of all the recipes in the book, John decided to make the Schnitzel and Baked Apples Stuffed with Red Cabbage first. He also made the accompanying Bratkartoffeln (fried potatoes laced with bacon and onions). The combination of his love for cabbage and the word Schnitzel drove this decision, I’m sure. He was also highly intrigued by the name, Bratkartoffeln. The directions were very detailed which made it foolproof. They even note the equipment needed to prepare the meal so advanced prep work is super simple. The only issue he ran into were the measurements. The directions called for a 2½ – 3 pound head of cabbage and 2 apples. He upped the number of apples to accommodate all the cabbage (there was a lot.) The end result was amazing as well, so this is a great cookbook for any man. Entertain-Like-a-Gentleman-Cookbook-Octoberfest
If you’re eager to get the man in your life in the kitchen so you can take a break you need the Entertain Like a Gentleman Cookbook. It’s a fun read for men and makes the most intricate dishes easy to prepare. Find out more about this book on the Like a Gent website and pick up your copy today.

Does your husband like to cook?  Does he make kitchen masterpieces or disasters?

Dislcosure: I received a copy of the Entertain Like a Gentleman Cookbook to review. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

 

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Jillian - February 8, 2013

My husband more does his magic on the grill but one can hope with a book like this. 🙂
Thanks for sharing.

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Paula Schuck - February 8, 2013

Oh my yummy! Those stuffed apples look so unique. I would make that. Hubs would like it I think. Actually my spouse doesn’t do much cooking any more but he is very able when he does. He does a great BBQ meal for sure.

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    Amber - February 9, 2013

    They were amazing. I’m not a cabbage fan, but these didn’t taste like cabbage at all – the apples made them amazing.

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Tammy @inRdream - February 8, 2013

Yes my DH loves to cook when he has the time! Together we can make a master piece! Those look so YUMMY!

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    Amber - February 9, 2013

    That’s awesome! John and I haven’t cooked together in, well, ever. I guess we should try that sometime.

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Amiyrah - February 8, 2013

My husband claims that he would like to learn how to cook but has a hard time letting me teach him. This book might be a great way to get him to do things other than grilling without needing to ask me. Thanks for the review!

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    Amber - February 9, 2013

    That’s what’s great about this cookbook – they can learn on their own terms lol.

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Kelsey Apley - February 8, 2013

Looks good!! My hubby doesn’t cook a lot, so I think he might like this book!

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Alicia K - February 9, 2013

me mostly! maybe this will help him

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Ruby Daniels - February 10, 2013

It about fifty fifty here, but this will help him so much, he tends to stick to the same things.

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Shannon Baas - February 10, 2013

I do.

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Kara Jeremias - February 10, 2013

Both my husband and I do great in the kitchen.

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latoya - February 10, 2013

I do all of the cooking.

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Debby Chandler - February 10, 2013

I do most of the cooking for my family.

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Tammy Schweitz - February 10, 2013

I am the cook & bottle washer here LOL

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Mark - February 11, 2013

I do the cooking

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Heather Stanley - February 11, 2013

My Hubby is our chef!!

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Enizete Lane - February 11, 2013

Maybe now my husband can finally learn to cook!!!! Would love to give this book to him…..(LOL)

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Julie Thompson - February 11, 2013

I do the cooking Thank you for the giveaway

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Lauren Becker - February 11, 2013

I’m entering for my uncle, but in my house, my mom or sister cooks the most.

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polly - February 12, 2013

my husband does most of the cooking

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morgsy - February 12, 2013

what a great prize.

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trish - February 14, 2013

I do most of the cooking my husband does some of the grilling!!

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Jenna - February 15, 2013

I am the cook in the family.

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Jane Ritz - February 16, 2013

I do the cooking at my house. Thanks for this giveaway.

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Jessie burke - February 18, 2013

I do all the inside cooking, he does the grilling

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Molly - February 18, 2013

I cook but he cleans up!

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Michelle W - February 19, 2013

I do the cooking in my home

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Edna Williams - February 19, 2013

My husband mostly. Thank you for the giveaway!

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Daniel M - February 21, 2013

we all cook here

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cassandra - February 22, 2013

I do the cooking 🙂

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gala - February 22, 2013

during the week — Mom, weekends — Dada and son

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Lesley F - February 22, 2013

I do most of the cooking

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Paula Tavernie - February 22, 2013

My husband!
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Brittney House - February 22, 2013

both my husband and I

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deanna - February 22, 2013

I do the cooking
xoxo

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Laurie Emerson - February 22, 2013

I do most of the cooking although my husband is a much better cook than I am.

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Corey Olomon - February 23, 2013

I do all of it.

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Darlene Jones-Nelson - February 23, 2013

If people want to eat in my house and decent meals then I cook. My Husband can make eggs and toast!

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Stacey Roberson - February 23, 2013

I do the cooking….and the cleaning, and the laundry, and take care of the baby, etc. etc. =)

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Samantha - February 23, 2013

Me and my boyfriend do the cooking. We switch on and off and cook together too.

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jayedee - February 23, 2013

i do most of the cooking, but my 18 year old son LOVES to cook and is actually quite good at it!

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Deborah Rosen - February 23, 2013

I do 99.99% of the cooking in our house. I have to say that 99.99% of the time, I like it that way, too.

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susan smoaks - February 23, 2013

my husband and i cook together!

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Claire - February 23, 2013

I do the cooking.

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Katie Roch - February 23, 2013

I do all of the cooking in my home

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Sand - February 23, 2013

I do the cooking!

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Charlene Kuser - February 23, 2013

I do most of the cooking in my house.

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