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Western Alumni to Publish Cookbook for Men

Men Cook Too, a cookbook written by 2012 Western graduate Hobson Lopes will be published in late January, early February.
Men Cook Too, a cookbook written by 2012 Western graduate Hobson Lopes will be published in late January, early February.

DANBURY, Conn. – Men Cook Too, a cookbook being released in January 2014 was successfully funded on Kickstarter.com. The book was written by 2012 Western Connecticut State University graduate, Hobson Lopes. The book is geared towards men that lack experience in the kitchen. With recipes that are easy to follow ranging from breakfast and lunch dishes, to dinner and appetizers, with cocktails and desserts mixed in, men will have all the tools to get in the kitchen and get comfortable with their surroundings.

Funding for the cookbook was needed so Men Cook Too could be professionally formatted and prepared in e-book form. The book will feature more than 40 recipes including dishes like Baked Stuffed Shells with Spinach, Ground Beef and Ricotta Cheese, Avocado Egg Breakfast Flatbread, Mozzarella stuffed Meatballs and Coconut Breaded Chicken Breast. Nearly 70 backers helped get Lopes the $3,000 funding needed to successfully fund the campaign.

Kickstarter was created for those with a product or idea, but didn’t have the funds to follow through with their plan. By pledging money, backers receive awards designed by the product creator to fit that level. In the case of Men Cook Too, reward levels included autographed copies of the book, customized wine glasses and a one-hour chat through Skype where Lopes would walk through a recipe from the book. Kickstarter has seen more than 54,000 projects successfully funded with more than $924 million pledged since launching.

Men Cook Too will be released in late-January, early February, but is available for pre-orders through www.mencooktoo.com. It will be printed in 100 percent color and features pictures for most recipes, allowing men the chance to see what the finished product should look like. 

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