Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Food Blogger Adds Whole New Meaning To The Terms Little Black Book

Susan Russo, is the co-author of "Recipes Every Man Should Know" a little black book containing something much more valuable than girl’s telephone numbers. It contains recipes. Packed with easy to follow recipes and kitchen tips this book is geared toward the non-cooking male.

I decided to gift this book to Danny, a 20 year old college student that works for my husband. Living on his own for the first time; Danny is just learning his way around the kitchen and loving it. The book contains about 100 recipes ranging from hearty breakfast foods, to bar food, meat and potato dinners and even desserts.

Danny made two recipes from this book and from what I hear he is planning to make many more. He started with the Tortilla Pizza topping it with chopped green bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, pepperoni and a cheese blend of Cheddar and Mozzarella. His reaction: “it was pretty damn good.”

The second recipe he tried was the Poor Man's Pasta Carbonara. Never having had Carbonara before this recioe was a bit of a challenge.  Not sure what to expect; he wasn't overly impressed with the look of this dish but he tells me it tasted delicious.

Danny's overall reaction of this cool little book was positive.  Although not all the recipes were things he would eat on a regular basis there were quite a few that he can't wait to make.


  1. NIce black book! I should get one for my son. BTW-tried to tweet this lovely post... over 140c :(

  2. We have this book and bought a couple for our sons. This book is fantastic! You can't believe all the great recipes in it. I personally think a lot of young women would like the book, too!

  3. I love the sound of this book! I'm thinking of buying it for my teenage nephew who is just starting to cook.

  4. what a great idea~ and I love that taco pizza sounds awesome!

  5. I tried to find this book at the bookstore yesterday, and much to my disappointment, it was no where to be found! It looks like Danny did a great job with these recipes. How much fun!

  6. Even though he cooks pretty well, I like the idea of that book as a gift for my son. thanks for the idea.