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EAT LIKE A MAN -- The Esquirer Food Blog

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  • HillJ Sep 18, 2013 05:10 AM

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/food-for...

Esquirer- This is a food blog for everyone, not just men. Even if you're not a man or you don't eat like one, we welcome you. It's just that there are foods that men love and there are ways that men eat that are just different, and we celebrate that. Every day, you'll find a mix of ideas, interviews, opinions, wisdom, tips, news, and recipes. For everybody. Especially men. And, very often, a drink.

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  1. What a bunch of horse shit. It's like when that magazine "Beef" came out, which I almost bought... until I saw the byline under the title "for men."

    Yah, cuz dainty lil girlie girls don't eat steak. Welcome to the 50s, everyone.

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    1. re: linguafood

      Really, you're offended? I'm not seeing it. Esquire is a magazine that caterers to the male perspective, like others under the same banner. As a woman, who adores men, I find reading the magazine not only interesting but enlightening. I'm married to a beautiful, smart man, raised 2 men and if I'm being totally honest care about what makes them tick (not just what ticks them off) as much as I would a magazine designed from a female perspective.

      I actually thought the blog was playful, entertaining and fun.

      1. re: HillJ

        Offended? I don't get offended that easily. I just find the idea that men and women eat differently or like different things to be ridiculous, to say the least.

        FWIW, my usual magazine choice at the salon is Esquire, as I can't be bothered with the People, Us, etc.

        Can't say I've learned much about "what makes men tick" from a magazine, tho. It certainly ain't rocket surgery.

        1. re: linguafood

          Now I'm offended! ;>)

          1. re: linguafood

            Maybe I should have stated that I completely enjoy magazines. Always have. Whether the content tickles your fancy or not, magazines are light to heavy reading, covering a gamut of topics and sure to entertain. The food blog is a highlight of the magazine's sections. Naturally, I selected the food section for the purposes of CH.

            Glad to hear you weren't offended though. I guess the "bunch of horse shit" comment/shrug threw me. Struck me as a bit overly dramatic in reaction to a food blog.

            1. re: HillJ

              The concept of "eating like a man" struck me as horse shit.

              No drama involved. Really.

              1. re: linguafood

                Ah. It's magazine-speak, not horse shit.

                1. re: HillJ

                  Whatever.

      2. I'm not sure how I feel about this.

        I read Esquire (as linguafood does) when it's around while I'm waiting for a hair cut, etc. But I don't subscribe, and am not up on it's content. I know it has had (and does have) some articles of heft in it, as well as fashion stuff and the "Women We Love" feature. So it's less frivolous than, say Cosmo, more approaching VF? I dunno.

        Anyway though I look to other mags for recipes, trends, etc, I think to see a section dedicated to food in a lifestyle mag like Esq might be cool. I would read it, but then, I'm a woman so the mag isn't marketed to me per se. I know the magazine does have a wide readership. One of my 20-y-o students and my 65 y-o colleague (both male) subscribe to it!

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        1. re: pinehurst

          I don't subscribe either. I am actually interested in the new Esquire TV coming to cable next week. Much of the magazine format will be formatted to television programming including a cooking show (I started an OP about that show separately). My husband & son turned me onto the magazine some time ago. I like it. When the cable channel airs, I'll be watching with interest. Thanks for weighing in, pinehurst.