This Beef Jerky Flower Bouquet Might Be the Perfect Gift for Men

beef jerky flower bouquet

How many times have you received a boring gift? You smile and politely say “thanks”, wishing you received something better. Well, don’t be a bore when it comes to gifting. I guarantee that this is a present that (almost) anyone will love. What if I told you I’d found the most unique, and delicious, edible bouquet?

The Product

I recently received a Beef Jerky Flower Bouquet from Manly Man Co, and it was fantastic. I don’t know many men that get too excited about getting flowers, or even one of those edible fruit displays. But want about jerky?

The jerky bouquet comes pre-arranged in a sealed package that ensures freshness. The “stems” are made from a blend of beef, pork and spices, while the “petals” are made with 100% beef. For flavors, your options are original, teriyaki, hot or mixed. I went with the mixed so I could try all of them. As far as the vase goes, the bouquet comes in a pint glass.

The day it arrived at our house, we had company over. Let me tell you, it made quite an impression. I promptly took it out of the package, and set the arrangement on the counter. Everyone broke out their phones to snap a few pictures. Then, like locusts, the feeding began. It didn’t take long for our group to devour a good portion of the arrangement.

beef jerky from manly man co

The Company

Manly Man Co seems to know who their target audience is. Besides their jerky bouquet, they also offer gifts like stemless maple candied bacon roses dipped in dark chocolate, Bloody Mary kits, and bacon scented gift wrapping paper. They even have fun kits like Beer, Bacon, and Whiskey MANcakes.

Of course, men aren’t the only ones who like these types of gifts. That’s why they recently launched Awesome Gifts Co. You can find many of the same gifts, but with the Awesome Gifts Co branding, as opposed to Manly Man Co.

bloody mary kit from awesome gifts co

Final Thoughts

I thought this was a really unique gift. I’ve loved jerky for a long time, and have never seen anything like this. The actual meat was a high-quality product. Plus, long after the jerky’s gone, you’ll still have the pint glass.

I enjoyed all the flavors, with hot being my favorite. Don’t worry, it’s not that hot (my 9-year old was fine). Currently, the Beef Jerky Bouquet is available for $59 on the Manly Man Co website. If you’d like more gift ideas, you can find some recommendations on our podcast Chefs Without Restaurants.

Pastry Chef Erin Kanagy-Loux – Drawing Inspiration from Her Japanese, Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage

About Erin Kanagy-Loux

Over the last 20 years, Erin Kanagy-Loux has worked in various arms of the hospitality industry, most recently as the Executive Pastry Chef for Union Square Events, and Reynard at the Wythe Hotel. She’s a first-generation Japanese American that grew up with a heavy sprinkle of Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage. Her memories, experiences, and love of flavor have shaped the unique cultural background she draws her creative inspirations from. She is most recognized for her work in celebration and wedding cakes, and has been featured in NY Magazine Weddings. Erin competed in Valrhona Chocolate’s first USA-hosted C3 Competition and received the bronze Press Prize. In addition to her technical skills, she has honed her skills as a coach and teacher through her experience as an instructor at the International Culinary Center, California Culinary Academy, and the Western Culinary Institute of Portland. Past colleagues often refer to Erin as “The MacGyver of Pastry”, which has helped her in the ever-changing world of food.

On This Week’s Podcast

On the show, we discuss her upbringing, and how it shaped her culinary style. We talk about her career path, and her role as a culinary instructor, which now includes virtual instruction. Found out what her favorite ingredient is, and how to work fish sauce into a dessert.

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Your Reputation is Everything – Success Tips for Personal Chefs with Steven Lash

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About Steven Lash

This week my podcast guest is chef Stephen Lash. He’s the owner of Blue Duck personal chef service in Georgia. Steven’s food combines fine dining with local influences, inspired by his extensive travel, passion for the outdoors, and hunger for understanding cultures. He’s a veteran of the restaurant world, having worked in some of the top kitchens in Atlanta for over 15 years. Following the birth of his first daughter, he got out of the restaurant business in order to better support his young family. After a successful 20 year career in information technology, Stephen has returned to his first true passion – feeding people amazing food.

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On This Week’s Podcast

While Stephen has a great story that I think everyone will enjoy, I know this episode will bring tremendous value to those who are either currently working as personal chefs, or looking to start a personal chef business. There’s also some really great advice for anyone who has their own business. We discuss some of my favorite topics such as workflow tips, finding your niche, and free food. We’re both big fans of working with AirBnB operators, and people who run vacation rentals. I think this is still an untapped market for those looking to acquire customers on a recurring basis. And I asked Stephen about his deposit policy. This is something I’ve gone back-and-forth with over the past couple years, and I really loved his take on it. I’d love to hear what you think about this episode. What was your biggest takeaway? You can send me an email, DM, or reply to our posts on social media.

lobster by steven lash of blue duck in georgia

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25 Years of Victory Beer – A Discussion with Co-founder and Brewmaster Bill Covaleski

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About Bill Covaleski

This week, my podcast guest is Bill Covaleski. He’s the brewmaster and co-founder of Victory Brewing Company. This year, Bill and co-founder Ron Barchet are celebrating 25 years of Victory.  As someone who has successfully built and run a business for 25 years, Bill drops a lot of knowledge, and I think it’s beneficial whether you are running your own business, or have employees that report to you.

On This Week’s Podcast

Bill talks about how he got into brewing, and the decision to start a brewery with his best friend Ron Barchet. We talk about trends in the industry, discussing everything from beer styles, to seltzers and non-alcoholic beer. In 2016 Victory became part of Artisanal Brewing Ventures, which also includes Southern Tier Brewing and Sixpoint Brewery. I asked Bill about that decision, and if he worried about being considered a sellout for becoming part of “big beer”. 

Cooking with Victory Beer

Also, this week I’m doing something different. I wanted to work on some exclusive recipes using Victory beer. For this, I partnered with blogger Marilyn Johnson from the blog Philly Grub. 

Scrapple Tacos with Aji Panca Pilsner Salsa
Scrapple Tacos with Aji Panca Pilsner Salsa

The first recipe is scrapple tacos with an apple/fennel/celery slaw, and served with an aji panca salsa using Victory’s Prima Pils. The second recipe is Oktoberfest Beer Truffles, using Utz pretzels and Victory’s Festbier. Head over to Philly Grub to find these exclusive recipes.

Oktoberfest Truffles with Victory Festbier
Oktoberfest Truffles with Victory Festbier

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Ryan Peters on Leaving Restaurants to Focus on Content Creation and Pasta Making

About Ryan Peters

This week on the podcast my guest is Ryan Peters. Ryan has been cooking professionally for a number of years now, working in kitchens in Florida and Pittsburgh. Most recently he was working at Iron Born Pizza, focusing on their pasta program. You might know Ryan from his social media accounts where he goes by Peters Pasta. As of today, he has more than 43,000 followers on Instagram, and 2.2 million followers on TikTok. Ryan was able to recently leave his job to focus full time on his social media content, as well as a line of pasta he hopes to launch. 

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On This Week’s Podcast

We discuss his career path, going viral on TikTok, and pasta-making tips. Hear about his challenges, new opportunities, and his take on the haters. I ask Ryan about his favorite tools, where he finds inspiration, and what his favorite pasta shape is. Any guesses?

chef ryan peters of peterspasta  with chicago bulls

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