For so many young people, their first day as a student is the first time they have had to puzzle over the question of how to feed themselves, and once the mom-packed food parcel runs out, they have to start fending for themselves.
The aim of this book is to make cooking for one in student accommodation easy. It takes a realistic view of what students really want to eat and their limitations. Recipes do not assume that students have room to cook with multiple pans or own fancy cookware or food processors—and this book understands that students hate doing the dishes. They may have only one shelf in the refrigerator, so this book uses very short lists of ingredients without exotic items, expensive perishables, or alcohol.
The recipes in this book have also been developed to teach students a number of basic skills, such as how to hard cook an egg, how long to fry steak, how to make a hamburger, and how to cook a simple fillet of fish. Alongside these must-know recipes is a range of imaginative, international, and contemporary recipes for any time of the day or night—and some that are fun and silly too. They reflect student life, with foods young people love to eat as well as some they know they should be eating.
Including dietary notes, cooking tips, and possible substitutions, as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, this book has all the technical help, shortcuts, and delicious recipes that a student cook needs to know.
DEBORAH GRAY has had an interest in cookery since working as a Saturday girl in a trendy health food café in London. Following a spell working in publishing in California, she returned to London and began working on extended cookery partworks. She went on to write a number of family cookbooks and has been a cookery editor on very many more. She returned to America with her family, but is now settled in the Wiltshire countryside where she has access to wonderful fresh farm produce and country air. Her children have recently finished college, during which time she has regularly supplied help and advice on what and how to cook, often while the youngsters were standing in the supermarket pouring over the reduced price items or staring into an almost empty cupboard.