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Cuisine is a basic, sensible cookbook with simple, fast and inexpensive
[Peltosaari] believes that once students learn the most basic
cooking skills it will serve them for life.
Cuisine is a small gold mine of information... one of the most
comprehensive books I have read. It's simply written and reads
as if Mama is standing there helping you through each step.
This book not only give such important information as equipment,
staples for pantry, cooking terms, conversion tables, and substitutions,
it teaches how to shop, tells how to correct mistakes, gives safety
tips and describes clever techniques for easy cleanups. I find
the charts on the shelf life of perishables very useful. Another
section gives recipes to use up certain foods and leftovers before
they go bad. I enjoyed reading College Cuisine from cover to cover
and found the simple, easy to prepare recipes extremely tasty.
The Crunchy Granola Cakes were rather plain looking but bursting
with flavor. The Cheese Biscuits were light-textured and could
give Shirley Corriher's famous famous biscuits a run for their
money! My favorite recipe is the assertive, addictive green beans
called Eat-Them-Like-Fries. College Cuisine is a must-buy book
for everyone. It would make a marvelous gift for beginner cooks
as well as old kitchen-pros with shrinking households.
(Betsy Oppenneer, From Betsy's Kitchen, The Breadworks, Inc.)
let students leave home without this cookbook.
Radcliffe, Home economist, Farmlife)
is, indeed, life after take-out pizza. College
Cuisine is a user-friendly cookbook of easy, fast, cheap and nutritious
recipes. Students don't want to blow phone-bill or Thursday-night-bar
money on cooking. Peltosaari recognized how thin students' wallets
can be that's what prompted her to write the book. All
the recipes are economical, with some costing pennies per serving.
(The Gazette, Montreal)
own meals saves college kids thousands of dollars.
(The Daily Courier, Kelowna, BC)
son went off to University thinking he knew it all. It appears
he is very hungry. Your College Cuisine could be redemption.
(Bev Hoskins, Edmonton, AB)
Cuisine is the ideal cookbook for any young person beginning independent
living. It contains all the basic information one
needs to furnish a kitchen, stock a pantry, cook nutritionally
for oneshelf, and entertain others - all at a modest cost. The
author assumes no pre-existing knowledge or talent, and makes
the learning process easier by providing a glossary of cooking
terms, safety tips, shopping advice, and substitution tables.
To ensure that nothing goes to waste, there is a listing of the
shelf life of many products, recipes for perishables and leftovers,
and many practical tips scattered throughout the book. There are
more than 150 recipes, which cover all the usual categories. All
the recipes specify preparation and cooking times, and list ingredients
in both metric and imperial measures. Most have icons indicating
main characteristics, such as cheap, fast, microwavable, vegetarian,
and good for crowds. A coiled binding enables the book to lie
flat when in use. This otherwise invaluable guide would have benefited
from a larger format, permitting slightly bigger print and greater
spacing in the ingredint list.
Gryfe, dietician and nutritionist, Canadian Book Review Annual)
Cuisine is absolutely the best little cookbook. I am ordering
8 more copies.
Crocker, Minitonas, MB)
like having a mom in your kitchen.
Dick, Swalwell, AB)
think your cookbook can rach a much bigger audience than the students:
bachelors, freshly divorced men [...] and all people
on the go, with no time to cook and on a tight budget.
Goyette, Montreal, QC)
send your College Cuisine to my daughter at University. I've seen
her pantry! She definitely needs help!
Shepherd, Mississauga, ON)
Our son will
be entering University next year and is determined to get away
from home. Your book sounds like a perfect gift for him.
Love, Scarborough, ON)
Cuisine is such a fun reading book and full of delightful recipes.
My husband and
I (both 78 years) like to take the easy way when preparing our
meals. I wouldn't part with my copy for anything.
Woodcock, Prescott, AZ)
me ten copies. The ladies in my T'ai Chi group are back to cooking
for one or two. They liked your book since most of their books
are from when they were cooking for a family. Another
thing they liked was the use of the kind of ingredients you are
apt to have. We are all pre-gourmet and aren't interested in recipes
which call for some exotic ingredient we may never use again.
(Aili T. Brown, Lindsay, ON)
think your cookbook is wonderful. I have so many
grand nieces and nephews of college age, I
am sending for ten of them.
Dorey, Weyburn, SK)
a great graduation gift!
M. Challacombe, Don Mills, ON)
will be moving into his own apartment. He
can cook the odd thing now but I'm sure he will need your College
Cuisine cookbook to save him from malnutrition or starving to
(Gladys V. Saint, Regina, SK)
two granddaughters are very happy & more than satisfied. The
older one has made quite an impression with your College Cuisine
amongst other students and also made more friends at University.
Drummond, Carignan, QC)
have received the copy of College Cuisine which I ordered for
my son and I like it so much I'd like a copy for myself.
(J. Konopski, Minnedosa, MB)
received a similar cookbook when I first moved out, but the recipes
in College Cuisine are a lot more concise and seem like real meals,
and not thrown together fast foods. The recipes
are for actual meals rather than just throwing a sauce on pasta,
and they are easy to follow.
Landry, Red River, MB)
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