Every man I know that cooks (father, husband, brother) uses everything in the kitchen when they do. Has to be the biggest knife, biggest pan, biggest chopping board etc.
Need to look out for one pot recipes I'd say. Chilli, casseroles and stews, pot roasts, even pies (lid only type) if you get ready made pastry and use and oven proof pan to cook the filling in. Men tend to like to eat this kind of food too which always helps.
Good on him for taking up the challenge though! Not many do. And good on you for supporting him!
haha! it does and should sound patronising! he has ridiculous 'rules' about 'wet' food. curry is okay - what's that if not a casserole with a hot sauce? but stews, casseroles etc are considered to be dirty food. i blame his mum - she takes his dad's chicken off the bone for him before serving it!!
OMG! That's nuts. He definately has food issues. What's dirty about a casserole?? I feel for you! But still, he's trying, so should encourage him. Lancashire hot pot is great, slow cooked and manly but not as 'wet' as a casserole, so maybe not considered dirty? I have a top recipe if you'd like it.