Canton, NY, Jun 07, 2011 — A fun new book presents 34 men who proudly take charge of the family kitchen. It's called A Man With a Pan, with the subtitle Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families.
According to the publisher's press release, fathers now account for nearly a third of family-cooking time. That's up from 5% in 1965.
The book is edited by John Donohue of the New Yorker magazine. He does most of the cooking for his own family, his wife and two daughters.
There are big names among his 34 contributors: chefs Mark Bittman and Mario Batali, as well as authors Stephen King, Jim Harrison and Mark Kurlansky. But the book also includes interviews with lower profile guys, regular fathers across the country.
Brett Thacher, a cooking Dad from Canton, is one of them. He was in the NCPR studios this morning to talk with Martha Foley.