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Learn How to Boil Water....Seriously!
on February 12, 2015
First things first. There are no photos in this book. Now, I'm huge when it comes to cookbooks having photos - especially if I'm unfamiliar with what I'm cooking. I want to know that it looks the way it's supposed to.
However, in this book, that may not be such a problem - simply because these are simple recipes for simple foods. You already know what most of this is supposed to look like.
So who is this book for?
It's NOT for the home cook. It's NOT for anyone who already cooks.
This is a basic starter cookbook for the person who has never cooked a thing before. It's perfect for the kid who is just moving out on his own, getting his first apartment who realizes that, while fast food is probably going to be their main staple, once in a while they may want to cook dinner (or if they get lucky, breakfast) for someone.
Wait...boiling water? Yes, this cookbook explains how to boil water or fry a strip of bacon. It's that basic. The most complicated things are lasagna and enchiladas, but even those are basic and easy.
Each recipe is written in clear, easy to follow language and is rated if it's easy, medium, or hard. Most are rated easy. In addition, they call for ready made items like refrigerated biscuits, jarred spaghetti sauce, and Velveeta.
This is truly a foolproof little cookbook for the person who thinks cooking is reheating Chinese takeaway in the microwave. It won't make you a gourmet chef, but it will get you fed.