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OP: Sunday Breakfast: A Cookbook for Men

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by Craig Michaels
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This charming 1971 book from the Nitty Gritty cookbook series leans into the notion that men are primarily weekend and special occasion cooks, while women typically take responsibility for weeknight meals.

Though illustrated cartoonishly with heavy outlines and bold colors, the recipes are not patronizingly simple. They do, naturally, range from the basics of bacon and eggs to the more ambitious kidneys stroganoff and lamb chops. Also present are multiple variations on pancakes, waffles, biscuits, and scones—even sourdough versions! Instructions for fresh fruit juices and the usual morning hot beverage choices complete the meal. 

For a real breakfast extravaganza, menu concepts combine five or so of the recipes for a complete feast.

Despite the subtitle “a cookbook for men” and the brief introduction, the book successfully avoids extraneous commentary on gender. Its target reader is really an enthusiastic cook looking to make weekend breakfasts fun and rewarding for the whole family.

Ours is an oblong paperback (5.25” x 8.25”, as all Nitty Gritty books were issued) in Very Good Minus condition. Light damage has discolored the top edge and spine, and shelfwear and creasing affect the cover and spine. The binding remains sound and the interior clean, save for a sweet gift inscription on the front free endpaper.

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