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COOKBOOKS ON REVIEW with Mary Steiner
Cheap and Easy Cooking: The Survival Guide for College Students is a creation of Joe Dobrowolski and his own publishing company, SKI Publishing. The whole idea for a cookbook came about during a brainstorm session between Joe and his college friends right before fall quarter started. At first they were looking for ways to avoid real work and after thinking of every possible scheme, they came up with the idea of a cookbook suited for college students. Joe was the only one who pursued the cookbook from start to finish and can be quite proud of his accomplishment.
This compact little cookbook won't take up much room in your dorm, but will give you lots of good solid advice from a guy who has "been there". Starting with Shopping Hints and going on to How to Read a Recipe, Joe also tells you about Things to Remember (as if Mom and Dad didn't already give you a list!) and encourages the students to be creative. He also reminds students that many cooking utensils can be picked up at thrift stores and yard sales for many times less than new prices.
There are over 70 recipes in the book with easy-to-follow instructions that are perfect for anyone who is new to cooking, has a lean budget (as most college students do), or for those who want quick, easy-to-prepare meals. Readers will not find any fancy foreign dishes or time consuming elaborate cuisines as this cookbook has been designed for the "non-chef". The easy-to-read design and concise, clear recipe directions make anyone feel at home in the kitchen.There is even a two page section for (cheap and easy) fine dining, so the students can impress friends and family. CHEAP AND EASY COOKING is filled with entertaining illustrations and comical side notes which makes the sometimes daunting task of cooking fun. This cookbook hits the mark for college students who need creative cooking ideas, hints, tips, but don't have a lot of time and money to spend on food.
If you have a student starting college this fall, this cookbook would make a great gift to send with them, Mom and Dad.
The Sunday Post, August 10, 1997, Page 19
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