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Simmer: Recipes for the Teen Palate Paperback – October 1, 2011
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I was so surprised to find that the cookbook is set up nicely. Not only are the dishes separated by meal time and such, but it also includes what utensils will be needed along with the ingredients. No more searching for which pot to use or what baking dish. Each recipe is explained clearly so that even the younger cook could understand them. Now I picked an easy recipe to see how well a teen could accomplish it -- and lets face it, I needed to start out easy! So I picked the Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwiches. They are pretty self explanatory but I forced myself to follow the recipe as if I have never made one before. I found it easy to follow and it tasted heavenly.
Another thing that I enjoyed about the cookbook is that all of the recipes are easy and can be great for after school. Tons of the recipes would be great for snacks or picnics for the weekend. If you are cooking challenged like myself, then this is a great beginner cookbook. Not only will you learn to cook some fabulous dishes, but they are great for you to prepare with your children as well. Great for family time and bonding!
This is a quaint cookbook with easy to follow directions that won't overwhelm the new teenage cook. All recipes have a list of ingredients, what kitchen tools that will be used (skillet, spatula, measuring cups) and step by step directions. My only complaint is that it doesn't have pictures. For me, seeing what the end product should look like helps me cook better. Also, when flipping through the book for a recipe, a lot of times seeing a picture of something yummy will help make up my mind. I also like it when the author leaves a blurb talking about why they included the recipe and what makes it so good.
This book is a good cookbook for any person (teenager or adult) who may not feel really comfortable in the kitchen. With the step by step instructions and the list of tools needed, it is almost foolproof. The author also notes in the table of contents which items are vegetarian.
**This book was received for free through Goodreads First Reads. That in no way influenced my review.**