Jerky is an ancient, traditional man food. Dried, spiced meats have been enjoyed by us carnivores for thousands of years. It is foundational. But the ultra-processed, shrink-wrapped stuff you find in the gas station is no bueno. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to make your own much healthier, more tasty jerky. We’ve got three recipes, give one a try.
The Japanese have a saying roughly translated, means “salmon is good for man pencil,” which is just awesome. And one of the most awesome ways to cook it: salmon teriyaki is something you gotta try. It’s easy, the secret is …
One level above frying an egg is the frontier of the grilled cheese sandwich. But, if you think you’re limited to just bread, butter and cheese you’re selling your sammy short. The ubiquitous grilled cheese can be made at least 1000 ways. Here are 11 to try out.
You know who invented chicken skewers? Cavemen. Well, maybe they used Pteradactyl, but the prep is pretty much the same. Put meat on stick then cook. This slightly more detailed recipe will show you how to do it right in the age of gas grills, plates and stuff.
There’s something about eating meat right off the bone that speaks to the caveman in all of us. Add a few beers and maybe a waitress in orange booty shorts and sheer pantyhose and … Oops, sorry—those wings are powerful things. Learn how to cook them yourself and you’ll be one evolutionary step closer to becoming a civilized man. Sort of.
Most of the world’s greatest foods are handheld items: the pizza slice, the burrito, the bagel, etc. And let’s not forget, the taco. Basically, it’s a vessel to get your dinner from the plate to your face with minimal effort. And it works. What you put inside the taco is up to you but this week, we’ve got a great recipe for chicken tacos. It’s easy; really easy actually.
Chili is grade-A man food. Why does it qualify? Well, because it’s easy. You make it in one pot and then eat it with a spoon. It contains beef & beer. If somewhere along the line your recipe needs a little more kick, a couple more splashes of beer, or ends up getting too spicy, you can adjust as it cooks. Learn to make your own and be the master of your menu.
When you’re in the supermarket buying fresh lemons and searching for a jar of capers for this recipe, you’ll realize you’re starting to learn how to cook. This is a good thing. You’re on your way to a great meal. But hey, if you find out what a caper actually is, please hit us up we’d love to know, too.
Mastering the art of a properly cooked pork chop will not cost you much time or effort, as it’s all in the details. There’s no flavor quite like the savory richness of a juicy, spice-rubbed chop. Learning to do them right, adds another gourmet option to your repertoire of home-cooked meals.
Vegetarians, this could be one of those moments when you question your lifestyle choice. In the pantheon of Truly Epic Foods, there are few dishes that match the simple perfection & indulgent flavor as well as a proper meal of Spaghetti & Meatballs. This is a dish you should have dialed. Yeah, the spaghetti part is easy, but for making legit meatballs, you should really read up.