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Win her with dinner : food, booze, and tunes for cooking up the perfect evening
Veith, Doug.
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Publication Information:
[Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale, [2004]

Physical Description:
v, 154 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TX737 .V45 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This book's premise is based upon the simple truth that women like to see a guy put forth a little effort.

Let's face it, any schmo can take a woman to a swanky restaurant and slap down his credit card. Cooking for a woman, however, shows her you've put a dash of initiative, a smidgen of energy, and a pinch of thought into the date.

Author Notes

Doug Veith developed his taste for fine cuisine in France and Portugal. He works as an art director in New York City, where he lives with his wife, the woman he learned to cook for.

Tom Greenwood honed his skills in the food and wine industry in Washington, DC, and is now a New York City copywriter.

Alex Hilebronner has been a professional private chef in Los Angeles for the past 10 years, cooking for celebrities such as Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Billy Bob Thornton.

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

This witty, accessible cookbook for men proposes painstaking instructions for "seriously impressing" a lady by entertaining at home. Written by three regular guys who initially learned their way around a kitchen through caveman-like trial and error (including Hilebronner, now a private chef to the stars), the book leaves nothing to chance. "[E]ach recipe is a blueprint for a complete, self-contained, ready-to-share evening, start to finish," and the authors also offer advice on choosing a menu and accompanying wine, getting the house ready for female company, preparing a great meal and deciding what music to play. While none of the information is dumbed down per se, the cookbook is geared toward those men who are wholly uninitiated in the kitchen and provides a very basic, straightforward culinary sagesse. Each of the 24 meals, with meat, chicken, seafood or vegetarian entrees, gives a simple description of what the menu really is, such as Pork, Cornmeal Mush, and Tomatoes, which a man should be sure to his date is Garlic-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta and Pesto-Baked Tomatoes. While some readers may find the book's basic assumption that "most guys don't cook" impertinent, or its beer buddy humor sophomoric ("pick the breasts that look the perkiest" when choosing chicken at the store), many men (and women) will rejoice in the new world of possibilities for wining and dining a date at home. Photos. (Feb.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.