The only food-related query the everyday man used to worry about was “how would you like your steak?”. But those days are long gone. Now men are cooking up culinary delights like nobody’s business.

Whether a guy is a master-level chef or just learning the difference between broiling and braising, a good cookbook is essential.

Skills are part of it, but no culinary repertoire is complete without a few great recipes and experimentation can only go so far. Cookbooks might seem old-fashioned, but they still have a place in the modern kitchen through various tablets and e-readers. Now it’s super easy to keep cookbooks in one place and find delectable recipes at the touch of a button.

These are the top ten cookbooks every modern man needs in his kitchen right now.

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The Top 10 Cookbooks For The Modern Man

Guy Gourmet

Men’s Health understands that men need big portions of flavorful food but also need to keep an eye on that waistline. Which is why they created this cookbook with all that in mind. The tagline reads “Great Chefs’ Best Meals for a Lean & Healthy Body,” and that’s exactly what’s inside.

The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse

While this tongue in cheek cookbook will offer plenty of entertainment and advice on the apocalypse, it’s also filled with plenty of easy recipes and inventive meal preparation. Suitable to all skill levels, this book will help readers make the most of what they eat.

The Star Wars Cookbook

This is the rebel’s cookbook and a must-have addition to any superfan chef’s library. From Boba Fett-Uccine to Wookie Cookies, it lists plenty of treats and dishes that taste great in any galaxy.

The Dude Diet: Clean(ish) Food for People Who Like to Eat Dirty

No one likes going on a diet, and there are enough diet books out there. But this one was written with a normal guy’s diet in mind. The recipes put a new healthy twist on everyone’s favorite meals without sacrificing the taste.

Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck

This New York Times Best Seller is a great introduction to quality cooking without the pomp and fare. It’s just about cooking some real food and eating with a purpose.

The New Camp Cookbook: Gourmet Grub for Campers, Road Trippers, and Adventurers

Much like the title says, this cookbook is for those on the go. It’s filled with recipes that were designed to be made and eaten outside. Plus there are plenty of other helpful tips and informative tidbits that will inspire anyone to travel more.

Man Meets Stove

Never picked up a spatula before? New to the ways of the measuring cup? No problem. This book was built for the bachelor – regardless of his skill level. So drop those take-out habits and pick up some good tips here.

Food Truck Road Trip-A Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes Collected from the Best Street Food Vendors Coast to Coast

Anyone who’s had good street vendor food will have wondered how they get that much flavor into something made inside a van. Now the secret is out. This book is filled with authentic food truck recipes from across the US.

Feed Zone Portables

Throw away those processed foods and protein bars. This book is made for the fitness fanatic who wants to make sure their food is just as good as their workout.

Eat Like a Man

From poker night feeds to midnight meals, this book was created by men for men. Esquire food editor Ryan D’Agostino shares his repertoire of superb recipes. It’s filled with 75 recipes and great snippets about food and how they fit into those special moments in life.

Don’t wait to dive into the wonderful world of culinary delights these cookbooks offer. Download them now and start cooking up a storm. But before you do, here’s a quick tip.

Have you ever tried to find and download a book with no success due to location restrictions? Some retailers only sell in certain locations, like the US. So it’s pretty impossible to get some ebooks because of geo-blocking. Books aren’t always priced the same everywhere either, even online. So people in some countries pay more than others.

But not those armed with a VPN. It will hide your IP address and create a fake one, making it easy to get past location restrictions. However, not all VPN services support e-readers or work in every country. So make sure to find a VPN for your Kindle Fire (get it here), or whatever tablet you may have, before signing up. Luckily, there are plenty out there to choose from.

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