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The Campus Survival Cookbook 1 Paperback – February 1, 1973


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Product Details

  • Series: Campus Survival Cookbook (Book 1)
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co (February 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688050301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688050306
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #980,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the book I learned to cook with.
homecooking real food
The weekly menu sections are organized to help a student-cook prepare wonderful and varied meals for months without repeating a recipe.
The Outdoor Type
My mother gave me this book went I went to college in 1977.
Michael P. Rabang

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sarah S. Wood on August 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
As a new cook, i found the text easy to ready and quite informative. I strongly suggest buying this book, it is probably the best cookbook today. My grandma wrote this book for father who has now given it to me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 30, 1997
Format: Paperback
This is the best basic cookbook I have ever read, and I have read many. this book takes you through all the basics, including what to buy for your kitchen, what ingreedients you need on hand, how to plan menus, how to use leftovers, and what you should save from all your cooking adventures. The recipes in this cookbook are simple, and delicious. It provides the college student, bachelor, or anyone who knows nothing about cooking, a daily menu, and step-bystep instructions on how to prepare all your meals. It is especially good for those living in an off-campus apartment with a nice kitchen.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By homecooking real food on July 12, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is the book I learned to cook with. I still own my copy, and still make some of the recipes from this book. Jo's Sloppy Joes are a family favorite, and the brownie recipe is the best I've ever tried. I bought the 2nd edition for my daughter, and she likes it very well. The book includes 4 weeks of dinner menus, suggestions for lunches and breakfasts, party foods, grocery lists, and suggestions for basic cooking equipment, plus instructions on everything from how to ring the bell to talk to a butcher at the grocery store, to how to slice round objects. Should help any new cook get started.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Outdoor Type on September 4, 2010
Format: Paperback
I was the clueless-in-the-kitchen son who went off to college in 1971 without any culinary savy at all. That inspired one of the authors - Joelyn Scott Gilchrist, my Mom, to team up with her good friend, Jacqua Wood, and write this cookbook. So this review isn't completely unbiased, because I always thought she was the world's best cook! It's great to read the other reviews of her work, seeing that generations of readers have passed down my family's favorite recipes. Forty years later, I still use the cookbook as well, and my daughter now is trying her hand at Granny Jolie's excellent cuisine.

In many ways, the Campus Survival Cookbooks are about more than just preparing wholesome, tasty meals. The authors coach young adults in the basics of setting up a kitchen, smart shopping and food preparation techniques. These ladies really loved to cook and they lovingly pass along their formidable combined culinary knowledge, imparting a skill-set that one can use for a lifetime. Their tutorials are easy to follow and also humorous. One chapter that we get a good chuckle from is "How To Keep Your Girl From Getting Pregnant". Naturally, the reader would pay close attention to those pages, only to learn by the end that the title was a teaser to get guys to read a chapter on the importance of vitamins and nutrition! It concludes with a somewhat risque exhortation to abstinence, which we understand got the book pulled off the shelves in some more conservative communities.

The weekly menu sections are organized to help a student-cook prepare wonderful and varied meals for months without repeating a recipe. Always, the emphasis is on creating the most appealing, healthful food on a student's limited budget.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cybelline on January 16, 2010
Format: Paperback
I read this cookbook in the library in my senior year in college (a million years ago), knowing I would soon be leaving the dining hall and having to make my own way in the kitchen. With no money, and no Amazon.com back then, I photocopied a bunch of the recipes that seemed the most useful. All these years later, I still hunt out those pages from my binder: Stefanie's Amazing Brownies, Survival Bone Soup, Poor Boy Soup. I also learned how to cut an onion easily, and make a grilled cheese sandwich using foil and an iron. There's even a simple recipe for red wine . . . still intend to try it out someday.

Did not realize that this book was available from used dealers -- in fact I couldn't remember the name of it -- but now that I've found it, I can't wait to buy it for all the recipes I left behind. I'm just sorry the money's not going to the original author -- would LOVE to see this book go back into reprints. The info is excellent for anyone starting out on their own. There's not another cookbook like it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Piankatank on October 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
I was given this cookbook back in 1976 when I got my first apartment. It was my first cookbook and it is still in regular use. Using this book as a guide I discovered that I could eat chicken gizzards and not die, as a matter of fact I liked them.

I now have two children that are in college and I would like to get copies for them. I was really hoping that the authors had continued with new editions through the years. Haven't found another cookbook that is as helpful to the novice cook.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laura S Stapleford on May 26, 2002
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My first cookbook almost 30 years ago. Now I'm tracking down copies for my college sons. With easy-to follow directions for basic recipes and cooking techniques, this book is laced with humor that, while somewhat dated, still resonates with teens and 20-somethings. If you have highschoolers, snap up all the copies you can find right now before this gem goes the way of the dinosaur---or then again, some publisher may get smart and run a reprint!
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