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Decent Cookbook for a teenager going to Uni?

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WaxOnFeckOff Fri 06-Oct-17 12:22:37

Just that really, however it's for DS1 who has some food issues - he doesn't really eat vegetables other than onions or stuff that's hidden (he's okay knowing that it's there, he just doesn't want to see it/feel the texture).

Also looking for decent men's bathrobes but not at £££ and I mean bathrobes (towelling) as opposed to fleecy dressing gowns if anyone has spotted any?

Thanks smile

Cakescakescakes Fri 06-Oct-17 12:24:42

The new Jamie Oliver 5 ingredients book is quite good I think.

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 06-Oct-17 12:26:58

Thanks Cakes I'll have a look at that. I tend to buy books and use about 2 recipes from them so hoping to find something that has more things in that he will eat smile

Bubblysqueak Fri 06-Oct-17 12:27:10

I've got a fantastic cook book it starts with the basics of everything and then moves onto meals etc.

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 06-Oct-17 12:37:18

Thanks bubbly there was a copy of that on ebay for £2.80 so I just went for it. I'm sure it will be useful smile I'll still get him a nice shiny new one for a gift and the Jamie Oliver might fit the bill.

LapdanceShoeshine Fri 06-Oct-17 12:45:47

Dunelm for towelling bathrobe - £38, I don't know if that's too much but they're lovely quality & loads of colours

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 06-Oct-17 12:59:00

Thanks lapdance smile Obviously I'd have loved them to be half that price as I have two to buy but DSs must be near full grown now so it's not like it will need replaces next year. Also good that more than one suitable colour so they know who's is who's.

What's the sizing like? DS1 is 6'3.5 but just a 40 chest and DS2 is 6'2 but a 44 chest. I need them to be long enough but not overly baggy for DS1.

Allthebestnamesareused Fri 06-Oct-17 12:59:36

I think you'll find this helps

NannyR Fri 06-Oct-17 13:01:21

Jamie Oliver's Ministry of food cookbook is quite useful for learning to cook basic meals on a budget and it sort of presumes that you have no prior cooking experience.

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 06-Oct-17 13:04:13

Ha ha, I'm sure it will Allthebest Possibly more so for DS2 the year after! DS1 seems keen to learn and I've been encouraging him and showing him bits and pieces and he will make himself some simple meals. Ds2 is more lazy and likes a takeway pizza etc.

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 06-Oct-17 13:04:47

Thanks nanny I'll look at that one too.

LapdanceShoeshine Fri 06-Oct-17 18:58:41

WaxOn they're a good length (mid-calf on DH who is 5'10) & sensible width too.

Several reviews say "too long" so should be fine for your DSs. If too baggy for your DS1 you can always return smile

GingerGetThePopcorn Fri 06-Oct-17 19:05:14

My mum bought me this when I moved into my first student house and it's brilliant. I still use it sometimes!

peachy94 Fri 06-Oct-17 19:20:58

Joe wicks/the body coach ones are good

sunnydalegottobedone Fri 06-Oct-17 19:26:51

Quick n easy student cookbook. It has pictures too smile

Pouffealouffe Fri 06-Oct-17 19:27:37

It was a few years ago, but I had this at uni and it was great. It was the one book my friends and I all used. Simple recipes and cheap ingredients, but delicious and wholesome. Totally recommend!

BarbaraOcumbungles Fri 06-Oct-17 19:30:03

Jamie's Ministry of Food is a fantastic cookbook. It's full of unpretentious, real food and the skills learned from it will last a lifetime.

RandomMess Fri 06-Oct-17 19:47:21

Sounds like you need to get him a hand held blender?

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 06-Oct-17 22:14:08

Thank you all. I didn't realise there were replies here as it's gone too far down my threads today smile

I'll look into all the suggestions.

Thanks again lapdance those sound good.

Random I'm still using the hand blender I bought to blitz his food when he was a baby and started weaning. It would complete the circle to send him off to Uni with it i'm not sure which I'll miss most

cowgirlsareforever Fri 06-Oct-17 22:18:35

The best cookbook ever in the history of cookbook writing is Delia Smith"s The Complete Cookery Course. It is full of simple, fullproof recipes. Some are very cheap, others are bit fancier. It gives lots of advice on food prep and nutrition too. I have lots of cookbooks but seriously, this is the best.

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 06-Oct-17 22:24:29

This is going to sound odd, and I've posted this before, but Delia's hands give me the heebie jeebies so I tend to avoid anything with her in. I'll maybe get him to have a look and order it himself if he wants it!

tigercub50 Fri 06-Oct-17 22:24:40

DH has a series, including “ The Blokes Cookbook “ & when we first got together he made me quite a few really nice dishes. I love the Thai chicken curry

thisismadness77 Fri 06-Oct-17 22:30:36

Joy May does a great student cookbook.

RandomMess Fri 06-Oct-17 22:31:06

Great for basic practical stuff is "quick & easy students' cook book"

Tells you what equipment you need, what those things actually are etc as well as ever basic meal.

pamelastone Sat 07-Oct-17 05:56:45

How about following few Youtube channels that might help in making some quick food stuff?

There are plenty of them online. Its worth having a look at youtube.

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