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Help! My Apartment Has a Kitchen Cookbook: 100 + Great Recipes with Foolproof Instructions Paperback – Illustrated, May 15, 2006
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About the Author
Kevin Mills is a history graduate of Cornell University. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is a writer.
- ASIN : 0618711759
- Publisher : Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Illustrated edition (May 15, 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780618711758
- ISBN-13 : 978-0618711758
- Item Weight : 11.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.25 x 0.5 x 8.25 inches
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1) This book does not assume you already know how to cook, so it explains everything - from cooking terms (tell me I’m not the only person who’s had to Google a term from a cookbook before) to even how to pick out the produce, and the difference between a garlic clove and a garlic bulb.
2) The recipes are delicious! Haven’t made a bad one yet.
3) The “Mom Tips” are great. If your mom was a good cook, this is what she’d be telling you to help you cook successfully *and* avoid burning the house down in the process.
4) It’s hilarious. I love that this cookbook actually has personality.
I’ve used this cookbook and I’ve bought it for several people. It’s always a huge hit!
Help! (learning to cook)
*difficulty scale: very easy, easy, not so easy
*preparation/cooking times: reasonably accurate
*mom tips: geared towards avoiding disasters or locating/selecting items in the grocery store
*nutrition info: none and can be heavy on the oil, mayo, and sour cream.
*msc: Kevin tries to stick a joke on every page. Most of them aren't funny, but they keep the tone upbeat.
Healthy College Cookbook (replacing unhealthy eating habits)
*no difficulty scale
*limited preparation/cooking time information: super-quick vs not
*mom tips: fewer tips/recipe and geared towards making recipes healthier and coping with expiration dates
*nutrition info: calories, fat, protein, carbs, and cholesterol for every recipe
*msc: servings are chintzier than in Help! go hungry or plan accordingly.
At first, I tried to subsist on The Healthy College Cookbook alone. However, I found the serving sizes too small to feel satisfied. I also wanted more comfort food options to get me through the transition to home cooking. I felt like I had transformed into a rabbit before my tastes had time to adjust. I reverted back to my plain pasta/greasy spoon restaurant routine until I purchased Help! I've stuck with Help! because it's easier to plan grocery shopping and menus when I know how long and difficult a recipe will be and realistically how many servings it will make. Also, nearly everything I make in Help! seems to call for garlic, onions, or canned tomatoes so shopping is more straightforward and perennially in season.