Many young men are beginning to live on their own and realizing they lack many essential domestic skills, including basic cooking skills. This handbook serves as an introduction to cooking by using detailed illustrations and icons rather than large bodies of text to give instructions on simple recipes.
Most young men eventually live on their own for a time, and soon realize they lack many essential domestic skills—especially basic cooking skills. Current resources are overwhelmingly text-based and typically target women. Those targeting men tend to be hypermasculine, pandering, and poorly designed.
Young men moving out of their parents' homes and college graduates that have decided they want to make food for themselves and are looking for a quick and easy introduction to cooking. They want a cookbook that appeals to them as beginners, but don't want anything excessively feminine or overtly masculine.
A cooking handbook with easy, visual instructions for beginners. Inspired by camping handbooks and military field guides, it's ready to be opened and referenced at a moment's notice, and its form evokes a stoic identity that anyone should feel comfortable with using.