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Notre Dame

Man in the Kitchen: Notre Dame – For Whom the Bells Will Toll Again

Millions wept as Notre Dame burned. Why was this cataclysmic event so unifying? Ken Carlton remembers how the cathedral's bells tolled for him during his first flirt in Paris.
valentine's day

Man in the Kitchen: What Does He Really Think About Valentine’s Day?

Champagne, jewelry, roses? An adoring husband muses on the best, most unexpected ways to say 'I love you' on Valentine's Day, a date filled with high expectations.

Man in the Kitchen: Say Peace with Food

As tensions ratchet up in this season of joy on Paris streets and around the world, is it any wonder we feel lost and confused and weary to the bone? Our Man in the Kitchen suggests taking comfort in food to offer hope and happiness to others.
empty nest

Man in the Kitchen: Table for One in the Empty Nest

No matter how much you prepare, empty nest syndrome can hit you hard. Ken Carlton, author and father of two boys off to college, describes the heartbreak of cooking and eating alone.
#metoo

Man in the Kitchen: What Do We Tell Our Kids in the Age of #MeToo?

A father contemplates the best way to educate and protect both boys and girls when out on the dating scene in the age of #MeToo.
Ken Carlton in kitchen.

Man in the Kitchen: The Joy of Cooking (alone)

Man in the Kitchen Ken Carlton finds precious solace cooking alone while his busy wife works and the kids lead their independent lives.
Holiday dinner table

Man in the Kitchen: The Importance of Holiday Meals

Holidays mean different things to different people, but one thing that never fails to unify the family around a table is a lovingly-prepared holiday meal.
commuter marriage

Man in the Kitchen: Is Commuter Marriage the Way to Go?

Author Ken Carlton lays out the advantages of a commuter marriage and warns which traps to avoid to make a long-distance relationship work.
child's sexual identity

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.
empty nest

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.