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College Cooking: Feed Yourself and Your Friends

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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 k ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Ten Speed Press
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Mar 20, 2014 Lyne rated it it was amazing
College Cooking by Megan Carle is a very well-composed and written cook book. It includes many different food categories, each named by a word or two that allow the reader to find the recipes he/she is looking for more easily. The categories include Survival Cooking, Avoiding the freshmen fifteen, Cheap eats, Eat your greens, Just like mom makes, Food for the masses, Impressing your date, and finally, Satisfying your sweet tooth. Every category has a variety of different dishes, including appeti ...more
Oct 10, 2014 Aly rated it really liked it
This is an absolutely fantastic cookbook for college students or any young adult trying to cook on their own for the first time.

When I moved into my apartment and was finally responsible for cooking all of my own meals rather than walking across the quad to the dining hall every day, I was quickly overwhelmed. How can I make an easy meal to feed myself and my roommates that doesn't consist of us eating ramen noodles every night?? I immediately tried looking for recipes on Pinterest, but many of
Oct 22, 2012 Rachel rated it it was amazing
I know some of the viewers of blogs are about to start college or are in it. Let me tell you a story about me... it's quite sad. I was 22 and couldn't cook anything without some sort of help. My dorm mates were very helpful but couldn't always be there for me. Then I asked the dreaded question that they'll never let me live down: "How do I make Tuna?" Hm, I don't know Rayray. How about you put MAYO in it!? I was a lost cause. When one of my roommates decided to leave the dorm, she bought me this ...more
Mar 11, 2014 Noor rated it it was amazing
This book was definitely an interesting one to read, as it provided a variety of different recipes that could be cooked in college. It focused on the problems of eating in college, as it is expensive and unhealthy, so therefore gave alternatives to ensure one is able to purchase food that is not too expensive, and also does not contain to many calories. The book was split up into many different sections. Some of these sections were called: “Survival Cooking”, “Cheap Eats”, “Toga Party”, “Eat you ...more
Aug 10, 2014 Kim rated it liked it
I liked that a lot of these recipes were really simple. I wasn't so happy that most serve at least 4 people, and many don't reheat well (the author even points out the fact for some dishes). It's kind of annoying to know that I would be working with quarters of potatoes and the like to diminish the quantity for one or two people. Also there are a lot of mushroom recipes. I like mushrooms, but they seemed pretty essential in some of the recipes, not so great if you don't like them or are allergic ...more
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Jan 06, 2016 Alexandra Consolver rated it really liked it
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The Carle sisters are definitely the lesser known of my favorites, but they definitely know what they are doing! These girls are in their twenties and write cookbooks about college and young adult life. You might think that that would cause their recipes to be so basic that they are boring... but in all actuality they are sharing their love of food with those who are learning to cook in new lifestyle situations. I would recommend all 3 of the pictured books to anyone, even a more advanced cook. ...more
Nov 20, 2013 paula rated it it was amazing
Unusually well-written and -organized process writing here. Projects range from super simple first time away from home cooking (Chicken With Rice calls for onion soup mix and a can of cream of mushroom soup - truly just like mom used to make) to slightly ambitious (Glazed Pork Tenderloin). We tried the Salmon with Herbed Cheese and Broccoli and found it weirdly rich - spread salmon fillets with boursin and then bake them? Why? but it taught the kids a good technique, i.e. cooking fish in foil.

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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.

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Mar 21, 2009 Charity rated it it was amazing
I may make this the base of our family cookbook. It has a ton of recipes with ingredients that I already have at home. Yay! I definitely did not cook to the level they suggest when I was in college but I'm ready to try it now. I also enjoyed all the trivia and health tips sprinkled liberally throughout the book. Plus they have party suggestions with appetizers and possible themes/music which are fun.

One last thing, the photography is beautiful. Pictures of food are inspiring, no?
First time out on your own? Getting tired of fast food? You should check out Megan & Jill Carle's new book College Cooking. With thirteen chapters of simple recipes, you're sure to find something you'll like - especially with a whole chapter of recipes dedicated to those with only the most basic of cooking skills (or equipment).
Jan 07, 2014 Cyd rated it liked it
A few points off for requiring a full kitchen with a lot of gear for many of these recipes. A lot of folks in college are not in apartments and I was hoping for something that would be more useful in a dorm
Jun 20, 2015 Stefanie rated it it was amazing
This is a great collection of easy to make meals that even the worst cooks like me could make. I know I'll be using this well after college because the recipes in here are good for when you want to make something simple, well after you've graduated.
Joanna Price
Ages 18-23. A refreshing look at cooking in college. Readers who expect generic recipes will be pleasantly surprised by the variety of simple recipes available here. Recommended for public library young adult collections.
May 07, 2012 Hannah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
I bought this cookbook when I was in college, but it has continued to serve me long after, even into my married life! It is a great cookbook with a good set of basic recipes, a lot of which (like Red Beans and Rice and the Chimichangas) are in our weekly rotation.
Mar 02, 2012 Cheryl rated it really liked it
So cute. These sisters helped me and my siblings so much. The meals are simple, affordable and delicious. The pictures are great, and the tips are super helpful.
Jun 22, 2011 Ann rated it liked it
I believe that this is more for people living in an apartment than a dorm simply because the portions are for 4-6 pieces each.
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Aug 31, 2008 Allanna rated it really liked it
A good collection of inexpensive, tasty, easy recipes. I NEED this book.
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