This thorough and witty culinary guide demystifies the kitchen and its contents for young adults and anyone who's found themselves in front of a full fridge exclaiming, "There's nothing to eat here!" With 200 easy-to-follow recipes, Evelyn Raab shows the culinary neophyte how to make all kinds of simple and scrumptious dishes for every meal and occasion. Revised for a new generation of students, this amusing cookbook focuses on creating whole, healthy foods using fresh ingredients. Recipes are coded with easy-to-understand icons and symbols that sort each dish into categories, such as vegetarian meals, cheap eats, couch potato, mom and family food, and cooking to impress. Clueless in the Kitchen includes informative and entertaining chapters on: The Kitchen -- a guide to alien territory Shopping -- you can't cook if you don't have it! Salads, soups and side things Meat dishes (beef, chicken and other critters) Vegetarian options Egg, fish and pasta entrees Baking and desserts Snacks and munchies. The book also features information and advice on meal planning, a glossary, a conversion chart and a handy index. Whether living on their own for the very first time or just on their own for dinner, Clueless in the Kitchen is the only guide novice cooks need to create an interesting, easy, delicious and nutritious meal.
"Whether you're a student, short on time or looking to spruce up your everyday cooking repertoire, Clueless in the Kitchen is the best possible guide to healthy home cooking. Clueless in the Kitchen is designed for students -- and other time-challenged cooks -- who love good food that's cooked from scratch, but also want to have a life. Clueless in the Kitchen gives you the straightforward instructions you need to throw together healthful meals and snacks. There are recipes for everyone in the household -- from vegetarians or to picky eaters. Also included are kitchen survival tips and useful cooking advice, including knife skills every cook needs to know. Clueless in the Kitchen is packed with simple recipes for just about everything you might ever want to eat: lasagna, chili, fajitas, curries, casseroles, hearty soups, lots of great snacks and some truly decadent desserts. Some of the delicious recipes include: guacamole and other dips; sausage and lentil, minestrone and potato soups; authentic Greek, multibean and spicy Asian asparagus salads; pancakes, crepes and scrambled eggs; basic beef stew, shepherd's pie and the ultimate sloppy joe; fried rice and thermonuclear buffalo wings; idiotproof one bowl chocolate cake and classic chocolate chip cookies."--Page  of cover.
The Clueless Baker
Author: Evelyn Raab
Publisher: Firefly Books
The new and improved Clueless Baker will show beginners how easy it really is to bake from scratch! This down-to-earth guide reveals the secrets to baking successfully and makes it fun at the same time. The Clueless Baker contains more than 100 foolproof recipes along with all the need-to-know baking basics at your fingertips. You'll feel like a pro in no time. You'll be creating scrumptious desserts, delicious breads and yummy cookies and treats that you'll be proud to serve to your family and friends. No stress! No sweat! Revised and updated, it includes: More gluten-free recipes, as well as suggestions on how to convert conventional recipes to be gluten-free More recipes using whole grain flour and recommendations on using whole grain flour in place of white flour Clear and consistent ingredient lists Updated with some cool new recipes, including Red Velvet Cake, Key Lime Pie and a goofy 3-minute microwave chocolate cake that you bake in a coffee mug. The Clueless Baker still includes the following invaluable features: Baking: The Eleven-Step Program, The Essential Clueless Baking Cupboard and The Baking Glossary.
The Clueless Vegetarian
Author: Evelyn Raab
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
Provides recipes for vegetarian fare from appetizers to desserts, and discusses types of vegetarianism, nutrition, dining out, and supplies for the vegetarian kitchen.
Author: Megan Carle, Jill Carle, Judi Carle
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Cooking for teens, like finding the perfect gift for teen boys and girls, is almost impossible. Teenagers like what they like, and they will only eat what they like. But instead of causing mealtime strife, now they can learn to cook those foods themselves. With over 75 delicious recipes for meals at all times of the day—breakfast, snacks, sides, dinners, and dessert, too—TEENS COOK is a guide to everything teenagers (and tweens) need to learn about conquering the kitchen without accidentally setting the house on fire. Written by teens and for teens in easy-to-follow instructions, authors Megan and Jill Carle give young readers advice on how to maneuver their kitchen in a language they’ll understand (and actually listen to). The Carle sisters pass on their knowledge of how to decipher culinary vocabulary, understand kitchen chemistry (why stuff goes right and wrong when cooking), adapt recipes to certain dietary restrictions (like vegetarianism), and avoid all sorts of possible kitchen disasters. TEENS COOK is not only a fantastic teen gift—it’s the perfect cookbook to inspire young adults to take interest in their diets, and empower them to try a new and tasty hobby. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Clueless Gourmet
Author: Allison Marx
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Presents easy-to-prepare recipes and tips on setting up a kitchen, timing a meal, and shortcuts for dinner party preparation.
The Sussman brothers are recent college graduates with a wide range of cooking experiences; from their time cooking together at a summer camp where Max was the head chef, to their different experiences in diners (Eli) and upscale establishments (Max). It is this range that gives this cookbook its unique attitude towards food, unpretentious and yet passionate about creativity and quality.
How to Boil Water
Author: Food Network Kitchens
Publisher: Meredith Books
Richly illustrated with full-color photography demonstrating basic cooking techniques, an entertaining and useful cookbook for the absolute beginner explains how to concoct a variety of simple, delicious dishes without fuss, covering everything from classic comfort foods to ethnic treats, along with helpful cooking techniques, substitutions, and easy-to-follow instructions.
The Can't Cook Book
Author: Jessica Seinfeld
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Deceptively Delicious, an essential collection of more than 100 simple recipes that will transform even the most kitchen-phobic “Can’t Cooks” into “Can Cooks.” Are you smart enough to dodge a telemarketer yet clueless as to how to chop a clove of garlic? Are you clever enough to forward an e-mail but don’t know the difference between broiling and baking? Ingenious enough to operate a blow-dryer but not sure how to use your blender? If you are basically competent, then Jessica Seinfeld’s The Can’t Cook Book is for you. If you find cooking scary or stressful or just boring, Jessica has a calm, confidencebuilding approach to cooking, even for those who’ve never followed a recipe or used an oven. Jessica shows you how to prepare deliciously simple food—from Caesar salad, rice pilaf, and roasted asparagus to lemon salmon, roast chicken, and flourless fudge cake. At the beginning of each dish, she explains up front what the challenge will be, and then shows you exactly how to overcome any hurdles in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Designed to put the nervous cook at ease, The Can’t Cook Book is perfect for anyone who wants to gain confidence in the kitchen—and, who knows, maybe even master a meal or two.
A comprehensive, detailed guide for people who want to get into the kitchen and learn how to cook Pakistani food, but don't know quite where to begin. This book, comprised of 11 chapters, covers everything from what to have in your kitchen and spice cupboard, how to cook a masala, cooking white basmati rice and pilau, an introduction into Pakistani desserts, some basic recipes to get you started, common Q&As and plenty of tips along to way to keep you going! An ideal read for someone who wants to start cooking, Pakistani style! Fatima writes on her blog http://fatimacooks.net and regularly posts recipes, tip and stories largely focused on Pakistani cuisine - for more writing from her visit her blog!
Thug Kitchen 101
Author: Thug Kitchen
Publisher: Rodale Books
A kickass kitchen primer full of healthy, plant-based recipes that you can whip up any night of the week. The creators of the New York Times bestselling cookbook series Thug Kitchen are back to give you a crash course to help you to take the leap into healthy eating, starting with their signature fresh, California-inspired food. Thug Kitchen 101 includes more than 100 easy, accessible recipes to give you a solid start toward a better diet like sweet potato al pastor tacos, firecracker salad, chickpea and green chili soup, and no-bake cookies. And it serves up food facts along with helpful tips and tricks so you'll feel confident knowing exactly what the f*ck you're making. All recipes in TK 101 are guaranteed to be quicker than take out, so you can cook some tasty meals with simple ingredients regardless of when you stumble home from work. No excuses. It’s delicious, healthy, homemade food for all the full-time hustlers out there. "Thug Kitchen backs up its bluster with good, solid recipes." —The New York Times "Funny, self-aware, and full of delicious-looking recipes that I want to make right this second." —Epicurious.com "F*cking delicious." —Popsugar.com
A sports writing job would have been the perfect catch for Jordan McAllister, but in Ranchero, Texas, all she could reel in was the food column. Though she may not know her way around a kitchen, she has no trouble finding herself in a kettle of fish… Tempted by the offer of a free Caribbean cruise, Jordan accepts a spot as a judge in a week-long big-time cooking competition aboard the Carnation Queen. She just better hope no one finds out that her famous palate is far from refined. But there are bigger fish to fry when arrogant chef Stefano Mancini falls face first into his signature halibut dish during the first event. While evidence suggests that the handsome Italian chef’s death was an accident, Jordan thinks otherwise. But she’ll have to keep her wits about her—and the sea sickness pills handy—if she’s going to solve this one…
See Dad Cook
Author: Wayne Harley Brachman
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
A professional chef and father of two provides an entertaining cooking survival manual for every dad, furnishing essential recipes and kitchen strategies that every family man requires, including such simple but family-friendly dishes as Chicken Quesadillas, Pizza Noodles, and Shrimp on the Barbie, as well as handy kitchen tools and cooking shortcuts. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Your Time to Cook
Author: Robert L. Blakeslee
Publisher: Square One Pub
Provides kitchen essentials, explaining equipment, techniques, and common cooking terms, and includes over two hundred fifty foolproof recipes, from breakfast favorites and party appetizers to soups, salads, sides, seafood, and desserts.