"The Men's Cooking Manual" will appeal to all blokes who want to cook for themselves, or their friends and family. Full of sensible advice and focussed on techniques rather than just recipes, it's about teaching people how to cook absolutely anything, rather than just a set of pre-determined dishes. It shows the short-cuts and straightforward skills that will make cooking a simple, enjoyable activity instead of a terrifying mystery. The recipes and ideas inside are explained in a foolproof, clear way, to give even the most fumble-fingered man a chance of producing tasty, healthy food.
I'm not a chef or a rock star;Â I'm a keen, experienced cook and a middling guitar player. But I do know how to research stuff, explain things and write them down in the right roughly order. Mostly.
Among the things I've found to do between making dinner and playing gigs is edit Maxim, launch BBC Top Gear magazine, launch and edit Restaurant magazine, work on all sorts of other magazines, newspapers and websites... and write books.
I've suffered for my art. Now it's your turn...