From Publishers Weekly
The authors of Teens Cook and Teens Cook Dessert are off to college in their third collection of easy-to-prepare dishes for those still finding their way around the kitchen. Prospective cooks are encouraged to prepare everything from Oven-Fried Chicken to Tres Leches Cake in this compilation of over 60 quick recipes. While dishes like Barbecue Chicken Pita Pizza, in which poached chicken is placed atop pita bread with barbecue sauce, shredded cheese and cilantro, aren't going to win any culinary awards, they're user-friendly and likely to become staples for the book's target audience. In addition, the authors offer tips on stocking a pantry and outfitting a kitchen, as well as a handful of themed menus (Toga Party, Cinco de Mayo). Their common-sense approach will no doubt sit well with novies, though their advocacy of bouillon cubes ("it's cheaper and a lot lighter to carry home from the store") and reliance on canned soup for sauces could kickstart some bad habits. That said, there is enough variety in flavor and cultural influence for most beginners, and it's all preferable to the likely alternative: fast food.
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From the Publisher
* A full-color cookbook written by and for college students, from the authors of the best-selling TEENS COOK series.
* Includes more than 90 recipes to help students avoid the frozen-dinner-and-ramen rut, a primer in cooking basics, and kitchen- and pantry-stocking tips.
* Illustrated with 60 full-color photos.
* Theme parties include recipes and ideas for `80s parties, Oktoberfest, toga parties, tapas, and Cinco de Mayo.