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Student Cook Books

Recipe books are designed in a way to appeal to a particular demographic. For Students, some of the key features are:

  • Fun and interesting recipes, such as ‘Cottage Pie with Guinness’
  • Cooking tips
  • Photographed cooking stages
  • Wide range of simple food ideas
  • Suitable for student-sized budgets
  • Options for what to do with leftovers
  • Meal ideas for groups, birthday cakes and roast dinners

Key information that students should considering learning about – if they don’t already – is general kitchen awareness, including barbecuing hygiene.

One trick for new cooks, is to start off gradually, start by acquiring your confidence and build on that, don’t be too adventurous to start with, so maybe learn how to cook one or two dishes well.

Some books are written by students, so they are likely to have gone through what you have/are about to. Ensure they have healthy section too: it’s not all about fry-ups!

Student Eating Tips:

  • Try to avoid convenience food, mainly the pre-packed, chopped veg and ready-grated cheese.
  • Save on fuel, by cooking on the top of the stove – it is cheaper than in the oven. If you do use the main oven try to cook more than one thing – for example ingredients for lunches.
  • Be adventurous! The more types of food you’re prepared to eat, the cheaper your shopping bill will be. Try cheap, nutritious foods like liver and sardines.
  • Plan when shopping, don’t duplicate ingredients you already have, but you should also be flexible to grab bargains.
  • If you can, shop twice a week, to avoid planing too far ahead, which could lead to food going off and being wasted.
  • Buy things when needed. Don’t buy items you may not use, because many ingredients can be substituted, e.g paprika, chilli powder, or chilli sauce can all be used to make a dish hotter.
  • Learn about what’s in season when, to avoid paying too much.
  • Use the leftovers for the next meal.