College Cuisine is the ideal cookbook for any young person beginning independent living. It contains all the basic information one needs to furnish a kitchen, stock a pantry, cook nutritiously for oneself, and entertain others -- all at a modest cost. The author assumes no pre-existing knowledge or talent, and makes the learning process easier by providing a glossary of cooking terms, safety tips, shopping advice, and substitution tables. To ensure that nothing goes to waste, there is a listing of the shelf life of many products, recipes for perishables and leftovers, and many practical tips scattered throughout the book. There are more than 150 recipes, which cover all the usual categories. All the recipes specify preparation and cooking times, and list ingredients in both metric and imperial measures. Most have icons indicating main characteristics, such as cheap, fast, microwavable, vegetarian, and good for crowds. A coiled binding enables the book to lie flat when in use. -- Canadian Book Review Annual, Arlene Gryfe, nutiritionist/dietician
Don't let students leave home without this cookbook. (It) is at once a basic, thrifty, sensible cookbook. If you have a son, daughter, niece, nephew, or someone you love leaving home who is going to look after themselves for the first time, give them a good start with a copy of College Cuisine. -- Della Radcliffe, Home Ec., FarmLife
There is, indeed, life after take-out pizza. College Cuisine is a user-friendly cookbook of easy, fast, cheap, nutritious recipes ...with some costing pennies per serving. -- Montreal Gazette
About the Author
Leila Peltosaari Albala, a native of Finland, now lives with her family near Montreal in Quebec. She loves to cook and her kitchen is filled with enticing aromas of many countries. When her college-age son moved away from home and needed good recipes, this book was written with recipes tested on author's children and their many friends. Her best-selling titles include several sewing books, Halloween costume book, and craft books for children.