the cook(book)ing school: cookbooks for college

Some of you  may have students leaving for college either as a freshmen or as a

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returning upperclassmen.  I recently overheard the interns in my office talking about how hard it is to learn to cook in college.  For those who live on campus, I guess this probably isn’t an issue for many reasons: 1) most college students are on the university food plan and 2) you usually can’t have appliances in your dorm room.  But, for those students who either live off campus all year round or just for the summer, an alternative to eating pizza or ramen noodles would probably come in handy right!  So, here is a quick list of cookbooks I found on Amazon.com for college students. Please share them with any college student you know!

The Healthy College Cookbook

http://www.amazon.com/The-Healthy-College-Cookbook-ebook/dp/B003PGQK6Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370276547&sr=8-1&keywords=college+cookbook

The $5 a meal college cookbook
http://www.amazon.com/Meal-College-Cookbook-ebook/dp/B004J35JIC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1370276547&sr=8-3&keywords=college+cookbook

College Cooking: Feed yourself and your friends

http://www.amazon.com/College-Cooking-Yourself-Friends-ebook/dp/B004GTLKEQ/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1370276547&sr=8-7&keywords=college+cookbook

The Everything Healthy College Cookbook

http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Healthy-Cookbook-Everything%C2%AE-ebook/dp/B005KWMS8U/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1370276547&sr=8-9&keywords=college+cookbook

The ultimate student cookbook

http://www.amazon.com/The-Ultimate-Student-Cookbook-Chicken/dp/B007SRZ134/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1370276547&sr=8-10&keywords=college+cookbook

Cooking for College Students: A Beginner’s Guide

http://www.amazon.com/Cooking-College-Students-Beginners-Guide/dp/1450575145/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1370276547&sr=8-16&keywords=college+cookbook

I (heart) Trader Joe’s College Cookbook

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Trader-College-Cookbook-ebook/dp/B00505UP8M/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1370276547&sr=8-5&keywords=college+cookbook

College Vegetarian Cooking

http://www.amazon.com/College-Vegetarian-Cooking-ebook/dp/B004GTLFUK/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1370276895&sr=8-17&keywords=college+cookbook

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the cook(book)ing school: my belated cooking (new year’s) resolutions – #5

 

 

My belated cooking (new year’s) resolution #5:

 

 

 

Become a Part-Time Vegetarian – One of my goals this year is to become a part-time vegetarian. I’ve started having at least 1-2 meatless meals per week and I’m reading up on what it means to be a “Flexitarian” (a person who eats less meat – more plant based foods). As a born and raised carnivore, I will never give up meat, but I do want to cut back on it for health reasons with the hope to increase weight loss.

 

 

 

A vegetarian dinner at a Japanese Buddhist temple

A vegetarian dinner at a Japanese Buddhist temple (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

the cook(book)ing school: my belated cooking (new year’s) resolutions – #3

My belated cooking (new year’s) resolution #3:

Embrace the Whole Foods movement – I’m so excited about this resolution. One of my major goals is to incorporate more vegetables into my food routine and to eat less processed foods. We should all strive for this. It’s probably easier said than done, but I’m definitely going to try.

Whole foods

Whole foods (Photo credit: parislemon)

 

the cook(book)ing school: my belated cooking (new year’s) resolutions – #1

So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here, the holidays kept me pretty busy, but I’m back.

Since it’s a new year, I wanted to share some of my belated cooking (New Year’s) resolution for 2013.

Try different foods – One of my biggest pet peeves is when people go to restaurants, especially ethnic establishments, and don’t try anything new. If all you are going to do is order chicken, then stay home.  This is why I love when cities do “Restaurant Weeks” because it’s an opportunity to try many different foods at a very reasonable price.

My Cooking Resolution #1 - Try New Foods

My Cooking Resolution #1 – Try New Foods

the cook(book)ing school: celebrate all year round

Seasons & Celebrations: A Market-Fresh Cookbook for All Occasions by Jill Melton

Seasons & Celebrations: A Market-Fresh Cookbook for All Occasions by Jill Melton

This is such a great and colorful book. What I like the most is that it provides an eclectic collection  of culturally relevant recipes that reflect the ethnicity of a particular holiday or celebration. I jotted some recipes down and hope to make them in the coming year. I would definitely add this to my cookbook collection.

 

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the cook(book)ing school: authentic indian

 

Indian Home Cooking by Suvir Saran

This is a great book. I’ve recently become interested in Indian cooking and this is a great intro cookbook. I will definitely add this to my collection and I think I definitely need to get my spice game together if I plan to do authentic Indian cooking.

 

the cook(book)ing school: simple cooking for simple folks

Make It Super Simple with G. GarvinMake It Super Simple with G. Garvin by Gerry Garvin

So, as I was lounging around at my friend’s house during my extended vacation, I picked up her copy of Make It Super Simple with G. Garvin. This man is only her favorite chef so I said to myself, let me see what all of the hubbub is about. I see why people love him. In this book he takes very practical everyday family and entertaining recipes, punches them up a notch to – just enough for the average person to be able to make them and still feel like they are a gourmet chef, while still keeping it simple. His focus is truly on family and get togethers with friends. I recommend this cookbook to anyone, especially the ladies because, besides the vivid food photography, there are some pretty good shots of G. Garvin doing his thing. But this would also be a great gift for any guy in your life that thinks he’s a great cook, but may not really be one (this will give him a clue without making him feel too girly). LOL. Great book!

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the cook(book)ing school: A Little Food to Go With Your Wine

Food & Wine Magazine‘s 2002 Annual Cookbook

Food & Wine Magazine’s 2002 Cookbook is a collection of their annual recipes and I might add a very good one.  I used to subscribe to Food & Wine Magazine but now that I know they publish an annual cookbook, I will just wait for the book.  I most definitely want to try the Brazilian Chicken Stew on page 193. LOL. It looks delicious.

 

the cook(book)ing school: Got A Busy Family? Weeknight Cooking Is For You

I love Kitchen Coach Weeknight Cooking by Jennifer Bushman. Despite the lack of photography and bright food pictures

The Kitchen Coach Weeknight Cooking by Jennifer Bushman

that I love so well, I actually love the way each recipe is laid out on each page like an instruction manual, bright, large lettering to ensure that the cook is able to see what she’s reading. It’s chock full of recipes for the “on-the-go family”. I look forward to adding this cookbook to my collection.

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the cook(book)ing school: A Cookbook of Grand Proportions, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine Cookbook

One of my most recent library book finds is The Oprah Winfrey Magazine Cookbook, published in 2008 by Hearst Publications. Where do I begin? First, it’s Oprah

The Oprah Winfrey Magazine Cookbook

so we shouldn’t expect anything less than great. Second, while the recipes are gourmet, they are not so much so that regular folks like you or I couldn’t make them. Third, it’s a very colorful cookbook with fantastic photos on each page, just like I like them. And fourth, it’s officially one of my favorite cookbooks. For someone like me, cookbooks are like children’s picture books and The Oprah Winfrey Magazine Cookbook will appeal to the inner child in all of us. A few of the most appealing recipes are: Ropa Vieja (slow-simmered steak and bell pepper stew), Buster Crab Lettuce & Tomato Po’ Boy, Egg Salad with Tarragon Mustard, Cabbage-Wrapped Salmon Steamed in Wine, Caesar Pasta with Baby Romaine & Parmesan, and of course a dessert, Carrot Cake with Soy Cream Cheese Frosting. This will definitely be a book to add to my collection and a kitchen standard.

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