A skill that all modern Renaissance Men should have is cooking. You should have a few go to recipes under your belt. Something that is equally delicious, beautiful yet simple. Grillhouse: Gastropub at Home is for you. Filled with hearty, comfort food. Like rum and maple mashed sweet potato and Lamb shanks with red wine, lentils, and herbs.
Add cooking to your list of skills, at around $20. Pick this book up.