College Cooking

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You have a midterm tomorrow and a fierce growl in your stomach. Your roommate just nabbed your last cup o' ramen. Do you: (A) Ignore your stomach and brew another pot of coffee? (B) Break out the PB&J? (C) Order pizza—again? (D) Make a quick trip to the grocery store? The answer's D, and College Cooking is the only study guide you'll need.Sisters Megan and Jill Carle know all about leaving a well-stocked kitchen to face an empty apartment fridge with little time to cook and very little money. They practically...

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You have a midterm tomorrow and a fierce growl in your stomach. Your roommate just nabbed your last cup o' ramen. Do you: (A) Ignore your stomach and brew another pot of coffee? (B) Break out the PB&J? (C) Order pizza—again? (D) Make a quick trip to the grocery store? The answer's D, and College Cooking is the only study guide you'll need.Sisters Megan and Jill Carle know all about leaving a well-stocked kitchen to face an empty apartment fridge with little time to cook and very little money. They practically grew up in their parents' kitchen, but even that didn't prepare them for braving the supermarket aisles on their own. That's why they wrote COLLEGE COOKING—to share the tips and tricks they've learned while feeding themselves between late-night studying, papers, parties, and other distractions.Starting with kitchen basics, Megan and Jill first cover ingredients, equipment, and other prereqs for cooking a decent meal. They then provide more than ninety simple yet tasteworthy recipes—hearty home-style dishes, study-break snacks, healthy salads, sweet treats, and more (along with low-cal and veggie options). You'll find easy and cheap-to-make dishes, like: Tortilla Soup • Chili with Green Chile Cornbread • Chicken Salad Pita Sandwiches • Baked Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage • What's-in-the-Fridge Frittata • Peanut Butter Cup Bars • Brownie Bites You'll also find recipes for feeding a household of roommates, maximizing leftovers, cooking for a dinner date, and hosting parties with minimal prep and cost. Just consider COLLEGE COOKING your crash course in kitchen survival—and required reading for off-campus living.Reviews“College Cooking is a must-pack, along with the fry pan and the blender, for those going back to college or starting this year.”—Arizona Republic“The recipes are quick, easy, and simple.”—Kansas City Star“This is reasonable food reasonably fast. I was going too give the cookbook to someone in college, but no way. This is going straight into my collection.”—Oakland Tribune

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Jennifer Rummel
The Carles present the perfect book for a college student tired of always eating at the dining hall or someone just learning how to cook. Students will need access to a kitchen because most recipes need a stove and other basic cooking equipment. The book opens with simple kitchen tips on ingredients, equipment, and stocking your kitchen. Eat Your Greens, Cheap Eats, and Avoiding the Freshman Fifteen are just some of the major recipe categories. Smaller themed sections include Toga Party and '80s Party. The main sections contain an average of eight recipes, and the themed sections contain approximately six apiece. There is truly something for everyone in this book, even the selective eater. The recipes are presented in a straightforward manner with easy-to-find ingredients and colorful pictures. Tiny morsels of extra information include food trivia, vegetarian substitutions, and food for thought. The recipes have instructions that are quite simple to follow. This book is great for any college student or teen wanting to cook. Purchase this one for public libraries needing a good cookbook or with a successful circulation of college-life materials.
Library Journal

Although the Carle sisters are the authors of two earlier cookbooks, Teens Cookand Teens Cook Dessert, they found that preparing a meal in a dorm or a first apartment is quite different from cooking in Mom's well-stocked kitchen. Their new book starts with kitchen and pantry basics, then moves on to easy recipes grouped into chapters such as "Survival Cooking," "Cheap Eats," and "Impressing Your Date." Recipe instructions are unintimidating and clear, and many include vegetarian options and other variations. There are other books on this topic, but the attractive design and color photographs, as well as the fact that the authors are students themselves, make this one particularly appealing. For any library serving students and other large collections.


—Judith Sutton
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580088268
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 3/19/2007
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 88,491
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 11.12 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

MEGAN CARLE and JILL CARLE are both graduate students at Arizona State University. They published their first cookbook, TEENS COOK, while Jill was still in high school, and followed up with TEENS COOK DESSERT and COLLEGE COOKING.

MEGAN CARLE and JILL CARLE are both graduate students at Arizona State University. They published their first cookbook, TEENS COOK, while Jill was still in high school, and followed up with TEENS COOK DESSERT and COLLEGE COOKING.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Practical and informative

    This cookbook is great! I bought it for my daughter this past year when she moved out of the dorms. At first glance its practicality caught my eye and I found it surprisingly comprehensive - filled with all sorts of things to cook that my daughter likes and would be quick to prepare. She says it fulfilled those expectations of mine and adds that she likes the colorful layouts and the easy-to-use instructions. It made a great gift that didn't just stay on the shelf!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 24, 2011

    Simple and Delicious!

    Being an 18 year old college student and never cooking anything besides box macaroni before, this book is perfect for me! The recipes are extremely simple and easy to follow, but also really tasty! The ingredients are fairly cheap and easy to get and each recipe makes plenty of food, so you're guaranteed leftovers. It's the perfect cookbook for a newcomer in college!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

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    Great for college students!

    This book is great for college students. It has delicious recipes that are easy and inexpensive. I would recommend this for any future or college student.

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

    Simple and easy! I own all her cookbooks and enjoy them greatly.

    Simple and easy! I own all her cookbooks and enjoy them greatly...don't forget the delish recipes...

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