Members of Div. 51 have spiced up their fund-raising efforts by creating and selling a Div. 51 Cookbook. For every cookbook sold, $15 goes to the division and the rest to the cost of mailing. So far, the 92-page book has raised more than $600.
"It seemed like a cool idea, since many of the members of the division have a common interest in expanding the role of men in our society," says Larry Beer, PhD, a founding member of Div. 51 and currently the division's secretary-elect.
The Monitor's cookbook picks:
Thanksgiving turkey marinated in orange juice and Grand Marnier by Lenore Walker, PhD.
A unique, crumbly nut roast by Trevor Harvey.
From-scratch pizza that chef Denise Twohey, EdD, calls "a little chunk of pizza heaven."
Cajun catfish with avocado and black bean salsa from David Bissette, PsyD.
Acorn squash stuffed with couscous, apples and raisins by Ronald F. Levant, EdD, and Carol Slater.
Nanaimo bars from Richard F. Lazur, PsyD, that could satisfy any sweet tooth.
And we can't forget the crazy cake brownies submitted by Lazur, which won second place at the Alaska State Fair a few years ago.
Some of the contributors also share the origins of their recipes or anecdotes about their gourmet eccentricities, such as Rory Remer, PhD, who used to test bell peppers on the supermarket floor to see which ones could stand up to his stuffed-peppers recipe.
Beer and some colleagues came up with the cookbook idea in 1990 at one of the first meetings of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, which eventually became Div. 51. Beer assembled the 92-page cookbook after gathering recipes for eight years.
And like a true psychologist, Beer enlisted the help of three reviewers--Twohey, Remer and Joel Lazar, PhD--to check things out. No word on whether they really tried all 83 recipes.