Kelly Daly is the driving force behind a new cookbook which combines good, basic recipes with young men wearing nothing but cooking utensils and produce.
Kelly Daly is the driving force behind a new cookbook which combines good, basic recipes with young men wearing nothing but cooking utensils and produce.

Oh man! Food in the nude, how delicious

KELLY Daly, the women of Australia just want to say "thank you".

The former Sunshine Coast woman is the driving force behind a new cookbook which combines good, basic recipes with young men wearing nothing but cooking utensils and produce.

And to think it all began with a roadside billboard.

"We were talking about why it was always women doing that sort of thing and before I knew it, we were planning a cookbook," she laughed.

 

And so was born The Bare Basics cookbook, a publication that combines two of the 24-year-old's biggest passions - food and good-looking men.

"Food is a wonderful thing and handsome men are just divine, so why not combine the two?" the dietetics graduate from the University of the Sunshine Coast said.

The recipes in The Bare Basics are inspired by Kelly's years of living in university accommodation while studying at USC.

"I didn't know how to cook at all - couldn't even boil an egg," she admitted.

"Neither could any of my friends, so we lived on take

aways and 'cheap Tuesdays'.

"So we set out to inspire young people to cook healthy, delicious food in their own kitchens rather than relying on take-away meals.

"The cookbook contains all the basic how-to guides of cooking: how to cook a steak; how to make sushi; how to cook rice; how to make a stir fry; how to cook a roast etc.

"It also covers a variety of cuisines, shopping in season and healthy swaps."

The response has been "awesome", but Kelly said support was coming from some unexpected areas.

"When we released it in January we were aiming it at uni students but now we have older people buying it - both men and women," she said.

"They're all loving it and want to see more."

Which they soon will.

Kelly is planning a follow-up featuring photos of both men and women.

And what does her Sunshine Coast-based family think of the book?

"Think were a bit concerned at first but since they've seen it they are definitely coming on board and enjoying it," Kelly said.

"We did a photo shoot at my mum's place and she was helping out and loving it.

"We've made sure we've kept the photos so there wouldn't be a problem if a child picked the book up and opened it."

For a sneak peek of The Bare Basics go to thebarebasics.com.au.

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