Lucky 7: Man with a Pan

Beloved chef Julia Child once said, “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-heck attitude.”   This month’s Lucky 7  allows you to explore fearlessly your inner foodie by offering these e-books at an unintimidating $1.99 through September 30th.  Today’s e-book, Man with a Pan, edited by John Donohue, proves that anyone can cook if he puts his mind to it.


To keep you cooking all year round, check out Workman’s Blue Plate Special, a monthly eCookbook Club delivering you mouthwatering titles for $3.99 or less (even some for free!) across all eReader platforms.


You can buy Man with a Pan as an e-book at AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, INDIEBOUND, KOBO, GOOGLE, APPLE,and POWELL’S.

Look who’s making dinner! Twenty-one of our favorite writers and chefs expound upon the joys—and perils—of feeding their families.

Mario Batali’s kids gobble up monkfish liver and foie gras. Peter Kaminsky’s youngest daughter won’t eat anything at all. Mark Bittman reveals the four stages of learning to cook. Stephen King offers tips about what to cook when you don’t feel like cooking. And Jim Harrison shows how good food and wine trump expensive cars and houses.

This book celebrates those who toil behind the stove, trying to nourish and please. Their tales are accompanied by more than sixty family-tested recipes, time-saving tips, and cookbook recommendations, as well as New Yorker cartoons. Plus there are interviews with homestyle heroes from all across America—a fireman in Brooklyn, a football coach in Atlanta, and a bond trader in Los Angeles, among others.

What emerges is a book not just about food but about our changing families. It offers a newfound community for any man who proudly dons an apron and inspiration for those who have yet to pick up the spatula.


“Donohue cleverly peppers the text with funny, sophisticated cartoons, making Man with a Pan uniquely smart and also very useful. A must-have for kitchen-friendly dads, this volume should reap rewards down the road for family appetites everywhere.” BookPage

One Comment On This Post:

September 22, 2012
1:43 pm
June Ulkoski says...

This is one of my favorite cooking-related books, part cookbook/part memoir. I love all the stories. It’s a great book to pick up and read a chapter or two at a time.

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