It's that time of year where men can validly grow all sorts of facial fuzz in support of a good cause. And the women in their lives have to grin and bear the pain of looking at the soup strainers. This year, the Movember charity launches its first official cookbook 'Cook Like A Man'. It aims to encourage Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to eat well, enjoy the tradition of good feasting with friends and family and transform themselves from bewildered cooks into fearless gourmets.
The cookbook offers a host of Mo-friendly recipes from serious salads and soups to meat, fish and poultry dishes that pack a punch. It also features tips and tricks from Irish Mo Bro chefs, gleaned from their years of knowledge and exploration. Chefs from the Fumbally Cafe, Damson Diner, Ukiyo and the Brook Lodge have given their time and talent, alongside some mustachioed brethren from the UK, Spain and Finland.
The recipes represent a true mix of individual Mo Bro Chef's tastes and family traditions with dishes that range from a simple Man Jam and Davis Family Ribs to the adventurous Chanterelle-Filled Reindeer Fillet and Som Tam Green Papaya Salad. As Mo Bro Chefs, these guys know that the most important part of cooking up a feast is to bring family, friends, food and conversation around a table and so, with the release of 'Cook Like A Man' they hope to inspire Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to gather a crowd and cook up a storm.
'Cook Like A Man' will be in store from October 24th. For more information on Movember and 'Cook Like A Man' visit www.movember.com.
A few facts about Movember
Movember, the month formerly known as November, is when men around the world grow a moustache, with the support of women in their lives, to raise awareness and funds for men's health - specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men's mental health. The Movember journey began in 2003 when a few friends in a pub in Melbourne, Australia. The goal as simple - to create a campaign promoting the growth of the moustache among like-minded people and to have fun along the way.
The campaign how spans the globe with a reach of 21 countries. In 2012, over 1.1 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas raised a staggering €113.5 million with Ireland's 17,250 participants raising over €2.1 million. Funds raised around the world and directed to men's health programmes which are shaped by Movember's vision to have an everlasting impact on the face of men's health.