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Monday, October 24, 2011

The Modern Gentleman - Cooking & Entertaining with Sean Kanan Cook

Today I am reviewing for all of you a new cooking and entertaining book out in the marketplace called "The Modern Gentleman ~ Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan" by Sean Kanan published by Dunham Books. If you are not familiar with who Sean Kanan is...he is the actor who plays Deacon Sharpe on "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful".

Synopsis: In The Modern Gentleman: Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan, author, actor, producer & self-taught chef Sean Kanan offers expert field-tested instruction on how any guy can become a refined, knowledgeable chef. The Modern Gentleman breaks down what every guy should know when it comes to cooking, entertaining, and dating, including:

* How to assemble all the elements to create a home bar that will make her want to stay in.
* How to set up your kitchen on any budget.
* How to fine-tune your dating jujitsu so you don't have to tap out because you have been "slammed" in the friend box.
* How to connect with her with honesty and integrity without being dismissed as the "nice guy."
* How to choose the right wine and spirits for any meal.
* Learn how to "trick out" your living space creating ambiance that appeals to all five senses.
* How to make your life sexier using the culinary theater as your stage.
* How to understand and use food as a metaphor for connecting.

My Review: This is a soft-cover book containing 194 pages laid out in a very easy-to-read format with 16 chapters. The book starts out with the basics like what different spices are and how to use them along with the basics of cooking and baking. As you read through the book it will build upon your knowledge and I love that on page 33 there is a section which features Sean's favorite "bubblies" to serve along with your meal. Pages 44-48 you will find some of Sean's favorite cocktail and beverage recipes. After you get through that section you will find several chapters that feature some of his favorite recipes like Fusilli with Tomatoes & Mozzarella, Tuna Puttanesca, Pesto Sauce, Chilled Cucumber Soup, Mashed Potatoes, Corn Chowder, Honey Roasted Lamb, etc. There are a lot of great tasty looking recipes inside this book! One of my favorite chapters is the one that he talks about how to make Fondue and what to serve along with the Fondue!

I love looking at the photographs of his completed dishes because they look like photos that I take of meals or dishes here in my own home...they are not all doctored up photos! The recipes in the book are all really easy to read, understand and follow along...so even a beginner cook would love this book! At the very back of the book is a nice glossary and index which comes in handy when you need it. Overall...this is a fabulous cook book and I am very happy to have it in my cook book collection!

Purchasing Info: The book is available for $19.99 at Amazon.com.

I would like to thank the PR Company I am working with for sending me the wonderful cook book to review for all of you. This book would make a fabulous addition to your cook book collection!

Disclaimer
: Shelly Hill has personally reviewed the product listed above. Shelly has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Shelly did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. The Shakin N Bakin Blog is not responsible for delivery/shipping of giveaway items won from this blog nor are we responsible for mis-use or injury caused by items won from this Blog. Content on this blog is copyrighted, all rights reserved. We reserve the right to legally pursue anyone who violates our rights and/or steals our copyrighted material.

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