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Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat
     

Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat

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by Megan Carle
 

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Written by two teens who know what teens do and don’t know about cooking, TEENS COOK is an instructional cookbook that teaches young adults how to make great meals—and be confident and independent in the kitchen. Authors Megan and Jill Carle are teenage sisters with nothing much in common when it comes to food—except that they both know how to cook

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Written by two teens who know what teens do and don’t know about cooking, TEENS COOK is an instructional cookbook that teaches young adults how to make great meals—and be confident and independent in the kitchen. Authors Megan and Jill Carle are teenage sisters with nothing much in common when it comes to food—except that they both know how to cook really well. One buys ingredients she likes and figures out what to make when she gets home; the other follows every recipe to the letter. One is a vegetarian who’s drawn to ethnic food; the other prefers all-American comfort food. Together, they’re a dynamic duo who have created and mastered more than 75 recipes for breakfasts, snacks, sides, family meals, dinners for one, and desserts. In TEENS COOK, the Carle sisters also share their kitchen know-how on averting and fixing disasters, dealing with cookbook math (fractions and metrics—ugh!), deciphering culinary vocabulary (all those terms we kind of know, but not really), explaining chemistry (why and how stuff goes right and wrong in the kitchen), and avoiding accidents (can you say “grease fire”? oops!). For teens (and tweens) who are tired of eating what their parents decide to fix, TEENS COOK offers foolproof advice for whipping up some tasty home-cooked meals of their own.

Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
This is a truly wonderful book for any teen who wants to become a better cook. The authors began cooking when they were young and have learned to cook through trial and error. Their witty repartee accompanies each recipe. Some of their recipes are: Crepes with Strawberries and Cream, Roman Apple Coffee Cake, Corn Chowder, Tuna Melt, Fried Rice, Egg Salad Tortilla Wrap, Chicken Picatta with Rice Pilaf, Mexican Lasagna, Salmon and Vegetables en Papillote, Toffee Bars, and Banana Cream Pie. Beautiful color illustrations accompany each recipe. Most recipes also include interesting footnotes about how the recipe evolved along with explanations of the scientific chemistry of cooking and baking. This book truly reads like a novel and is a "must read" for anyone who wants to become more proficient in the kitchen. KLIATT Codes: JS*—Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2004, Ten Speed Press, 146p. illus. index., Ages 12 to 18.
—Shirley Reis
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Sisters Megan and Jill Carle love to cook, both from recipes and experimenting with what's on hand. When they eat something they love in a restaurant, they try to re-create it at home. If they find a complicated recipe, they fearlessly "take shortcuts that would probably give a chef hives." The result of their culinary passion is this appealing mix of 85 diverse recipes ranging from comfort food to sushi. The six sections include traditional American cuisine, as well as recipes for German, Chinese, and Mexican dishes. Basic cooking instruction is incorporated into the recipes themselves as well as in the sidebars sprinkled liberally throughout. The gently wry introductions for each recipe offer keen glimpses into the siblings' personalities and relationship, adding to the intimacy and warmth of this cookbook. Megan, a vegetarian, offers advice on adapting many of the recipes to her diet. "Kitchen Disasters" offer amusing accounts of mistakes made by the Carles or their relatives, complete with explanations of exactly why things went awry. The clear instructions and striking, full-color photos will equip teen chefs to undertake their own adventures, but the reliance on butter, cream, mayonnaise, cheese, and other high-fat ingredients is a drawback for those seeking a healthy diet. Evelyn Raab's Clueless in the Kitchen (Firefly, 1998) is a far more extensive collection of recipes that also includes more basic information about equipment, shopping, and food preparation.-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580085847
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
27,123
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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.
JUDI CARLE has served as chef/author, project coordinator, and general editor on more than 20 cookbooks, including the best-selling Charlie Trotter series and, most recently, Shakespeares Kitchen. The Carles all live in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Im 15 and I love to cook. I have been making desserts for a few years now but i was ready to try meals. The first day i got it i cooked a meal for my family and they loved it . These recepies are easy to follow and very good. Im hooked and i hope they come out with another one!! =]
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whether you're a teen or adult, this book is one of the best. Simple recipes that taste amazing- for teens it's a way to impress the friends for adults, it's a way to eat something wholesome for once in a world where work and family absorb your time. I first heard of this book when my editor from the Florida Today asked me to review it. For the review I made the Roman Apple Crumb cake and Baked Potato Soup. Both were amazing but now I can say after owning the book myself, practically every single recipe is incredible. Buy it for yourself or for your kids. It's a great way to learn together as it provides fun facts and how-to tips for the culinary arts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great cook book. I reccomend it.
Ali-Minnesota More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book myself when i was 14. I was on an odd cooking binge and this book really surprised me. Now 20, I appreciate how mature these recipes are, they are not your normal "teen pleasing" recipes, they actually have "real" food and "real" flavor! there is a creme brulee recipe in the desert section and it is amazing! The first time i made the dish it turned out perfect! same with the cinnamon roll recipe! overall a great buy for all ages, not just teens. -Ali, Minnesota
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for experts and beginners alike. It gives helpful hints for those who are just learning and has yummy recipes for those who already know their way around the kitchen. It makes a good present for people who love food but you don't know how well they cook.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very well written. Easy to follow recipes with great illustrations. By far the best cookbook I have ever used. Great deal, highly recommended.
mKla-writer More than 1 year ago
I'm 16 and I got this a year ago from the library. All through the 2-3 weeks I had it, I was continually making food. (all the while being careful not to ruin the book since it was from the library, but if it got dirty, no biggie. I mean, how can a library expect COOKBOOKS to stay clean if people use them?) Anyway, I missed the book so much I decided I needed to have it, and I've told my parents that when I go to college, I want the College Cooking book Megan and Jill wrote:)
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I hope this is a good book i'm a teengaer and i want to know how to cook
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