Unsure of How You'll Cook for Yourself Now That You've Left the Nest?
The College Gourmet booklet is filled with smart shopping tips to help you figure out how much food to buy, what you need to know about ingredients, and how to buy produce, meats, poultry and seafood -- valuable information that will be helpful now and in the future. It makes a great companion to The $5 Chef Cookbook, which teaches readers to cook tasty, healthy meals that don't cost a lot of money or take much time to prepare.
In addition to recipes and money saving tips, Marcie teaches readers about menu planning, stocking the cupboard, using spices, and how to make quick substitutions. There are cooking tips and even a glossary of cooking techniques such as blanch--not your best friend—but a method of cooking vegetables for about 30 seconds in boiling water then cooling quickly in ice water. Ever wonder what flavors you can quickly add to a dish to give it some zip? It’s all right here in The College Gourmet along with some thoughts on managing portion sizes and simple ways to present food beyond just a plate or bowl.