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Man in the Kitchen: A Well-Seasoned Proposal

It is the month of resolutions. If we cannot change the world, what might we do to improve ourselves? I aim to write a few more hours a day because I am at one with unfulfilled dreams. To write is to be hungry and that is a condition The Man in the Kitchen relishes.
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Man in the Kitchen: A Father Faces the Empty Nest

As a man, you think you are ill prepared on the day you bring a newborn home. I mean no instruction manual, nothing! So you work through it. However, nothing prepares you for that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you hug them goodbye with all your might at camp drop-off and you can already feel the distance as they gently tug to get away.
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Security Expert’s Top 5 Paris Safety Tips for Women

Paris is one the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Yet nothing can dampen a holiday more than being pick pocketed or falling victim to a local tourist scam. INSPIRELLE has found a sharp security expert who has made it his sole mission to keep you safe in the City of Lights.
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Man in the Kitchen: Can Parallel Lives Run on the Same Track?

How do two people living under one marriage make emotional ends meet when their careers operate on such separate tracks? And, does whipping up a decent risotto equal support?
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Man in the Kitchen: Meatball Raised and Tested

I wrote a tell-all memoir for an Italian chef in New York who claimed, as his greatest influence, his mother’s recipe for meatballs. In fact, read enough chef memoirs and you’ll learn that EVERY chef worth his salt attributes his success to his mother’s meatballs. That includes me and I’m not even Italian.
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Man in the Kitchen: When Your Kids Leave the Nest

A father contemplates his future empty nest and recalls the home-cooked meals that fed his precious boys and fuels their shared memories.

Man in the Kitchen: Simple Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

This is a great meal you can crank out in less than 15 minutes. Prep: Pour wine. Music on. Cell phone off. Cooking has never been more real or joyous.
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Man in the Kitchen: Embracing Your Child’s Sexual Identity

When your child is ready to share with you who they really are, expect the unexpected and the rest will follow.
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Man in the Kitchen: Short Order Cook in a Commuter Marriage

Ken Carlton shares his first in a series of ruminations on food and life ...
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Man in the Kitchen: Are Smartphones Killing Conversation?

The presidential election. Mom’s new boyfriend. Summer camp. Can we go to France this summer? Can I please have some more pasta??? These are snippets from last night’s dinner conversation with my two children. Human interaction delivered in person. Not an electronic device in sight! Why?