Written by adam on Dec 30, 2004
Men In Aprons: Dedicated to Food
Men in Aprons is a web site dedicated to all things related to cooking. It is a free-form exploration of cooking, recipes, cookbooks, web sites, television shows, chefs, and everything else in between. At Men In Aprons, we are dedicated to giving you the best of our opinions, the best information that we gather, and real-life recipes that really work.
These days, the most popular searches for food on the web yield giant recipe sites like cooks.com, cooking.com, and epicurious. That's great when you want to grab a recipe, but it rarely gives up any useful information. That's really where Men in Aprons was born. The idea behind Men in Aprons is that we need a place where men AND women can go to find real information about cooking, get opinions on programs and books, obtain basic knowledge, and pull down recipes that are simple and easy to execute.
When I started this web site in the autumn of 2004, I originally intended it to be a place for men to go to find recipes and information. Soon, I found that women and men alike were visiting the site with equal interest in what I had to say. I am a big proponent of gender equality in the kitchen, but to spend my days on that soapbox would be a waste of bandwidth. I hope that through my example, men out there will break those gender stereotypes and get into the kitchen and do us proud. I do not think that male cooks should be reserved for television or cookbooks, nor do I believe that the only place a man should cook is in the backyard manning the grill.
I believe that food and cooking should not be for the uber rich or the ultra pretentious. Food is for everyone.
My name is Adam Byrd, I am the founder and publisher of Men in Aprons. I'm a 31-year old print production manager from Austin, Texas. In my spare time, I enjoy running, biking, reading, and playing with my two sons, Aidan and Alexander. Oh, and let's not forget that I like to cook. I began cooking at the tender age of 8 years old when I read a book about a magic spoon for cooking stew. Over the years I learned from my father about how to make great one-pot meals for the family like vegetable soup, gumbo, Jambalaya, and the world famous "Burn Your Gut" Chili. In boy scouts, I learned how to cook over a campfire, on camp stoves, in dutch ovens, on grills, and directly on hot coals.
The Men in Aprons Philosophy To provide real-world experiences and knowledge about cooking and the kitchen for people to use as they see fit. In doing so, we promise to keep our instruction and opinions as simple and easy to understand as possible, as well as make everything relevant to the average home cook.
Responses to "Men In Aprons: Dedicated to Food" ...
I have just found your podcast and enjoy it. I feel your pain on the foods the wife won't eat. I am a chef-in-training (culinary student and banqet cook for a 4 diamond resort in Orange county California) and my wife has her own list (2 pages long) of food she wont eat. Some of which include mushrooms, squash, and duck or any other game. Also the what the heck audio was a coffee mill, or spice mill. Thanks for the entertainment. -JT