Clueless In The Kitchen: Cooking For Beginners

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Item#: 9781770859333
Edition 03
Author Raab, Evelyn
Cover Paperback
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Reviews of the previous edition: <
\> "This is a great cookbook for the younger and inexperienced cook. The language used is informal and very conversational.... This book is extremely useful and a great addition to the li
ary of the newly moved out young person."<
\> --Resource Links "Young adults who like to cook or would like to learn more about cooking will appreciate the abundant information and recipes here ... The author makes a strong case for fresh over convenience and processed food and explains many cooking and kitchen basics ... its basic food message is sensible and the recipes are appealing."<
\> --Booklist "Wryly humorous collection... substantial basic information on cooking... friendly, tongue-in-cheek tone."<
\> --School Li
ary Journal Features more than 150 delicious,
easy-to-make recipes for students and others on the go. Clueless in the Kitchen is designed for beginners -- and other time-challenged cooks -- who love good food, cooked from scratch, and have very little time for cooking. Clueless in the Kitchen gives the straightforward instructions needed to put together healthful meals and snacks (without obsessing). There is lots of information on preparing meals for a household, even if it includes vegetarians or young parents with picky eaters. Included are survival tips and useful cooking advice for everyone, including knife skills every cook needs to know. Now illustrated with 175 color photographs, this revised and updated edition guides the inexperienced cook through a whole new kitchen experience. Every recipe is presented and tested to ensure that it is easy to make in the least amount of time possible. Clueless
in the Kitchen is filled with simple recipes for just about everything. There are recipes for lasagna, chili and fajitas, there are curries and casseroles, hearty soups and lots of great snacks. There are even some truly decadent desserts. The range of delicious recipes include: chunky guacamole and other dips creamy pumpkin, minestrone and potato soups authentic Greek salad, cheery carrot and raisin salad pancakes, crepes and scrambled eggs beef stew, nearly normal shepherd's pie and sloppy joes fried rice, stuffed peppers and thermonuclear chicken wings amazing chocolate cake and chocolate chip cookies. Whether a beginner or short on time, or looking to spruce up an everyday cooking repertoire, Clueless in the
Kitchen is the best possible guide to healthy home cooking.

Review Quotes
For the student leaving home and facing cooking for the first time, or for any would-be cook needing the basics, a handy little cookbook called Clueless in the Kitchen; Cooking for Beginners, is the solution. Author Evelyn Raab, a veteran of 30 years writing the Cooking With Kids column in Today's Parent magazine, has produced a winner of a book that covers such favourites as sloppy Joes, Buffalo wings, spaghetti sauce, lasagne and crepes, as well as roast chicken, cooking fish in foil, many pizzas, and such tofu recipes as Chickenless Fingers and Fabulous Fajitas. Raab, a mother from Peterborough, Ont., has packed her book with useful information, beginning with the equipment you need, how to avoid food poisoning and junk food, food-shopping methods including meat (start by making friends with a butcher), and how to make leftovers into a good stir-fry. The youthful cooks photographed are having a good time, and so will the reader, thanks to the author's
eezy style; she calls the
kitchen "alien territory," then makes haste to turn it friendly with demystifying tips. If you feel overly dependent on ready-made food, this book will show you how easy it is to make satisfying, home-cooked meals, even including chocolate mousse.

[Review of earlier edition:] This is a great cookbook for the younger and inexperienced cook. The language used is informal and very conversational.... This book is extremely useful and a great addition to the li
ary of the newly moved out young person.

[Review of earlier edition:] Young adults who like to cook or would like to learn more about cooking will appreciate the abundant information and recipes here ... The author makes a strong case for fresh over convenience and processed food and explains many cooking and kitchen basics ... its basic food message is sensible and the recipes are appealing.

[Review of earlier edition:] Hip, humorous, easy-to-use cookbook.

[Review of earlier edition:] Wryly humorous collection of 200 recipes aimed at teens... substantial basic information on cooking... friendly, tongue-in-cheek tone.

Although Evelyn Raab's cookbook, Clueless in the Kitchen, bills itself as a cookbook for beginners, I'd argue these recipes for making simple dishes from scratch would be a welcome addition to just about anyone's repertoire. And although simple, Raab's recipes do not sacrifice taste... All of it is delivered with a touch of humour in a conversational tone making this cookbook a fun read.

A tried and true cookbook... Refreshed and revamped for its latest release.

Author Evelyn Raab really nails it with her excellent cookbook designed for beginners -- and time-challenged cooks -- who love good food cooked from scratch, or have very little time for cooking. Clueless in The Kitchen should be given to every young adult heading out on their own to college, university or leaving home on new adventures. Now in its third edition, the book gives clear and straightward instruction on how to put together easy, delicious and nutritious meals including rice, lasagna, chili, fajitas, curries, casseroles, snacks and a whole lot more!