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cookbook recommendation for young teen

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PurplePillowCase Mon 20-Nov-17 14:36:48

is already a keep and very good baker.
want to steer away from treats towards food...

so I'm looking for something not too babyish but also not too complicated (and expensive).

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IamHappy1976 Mon 20-Nov-17 14:43:12

I didn't start cooking until I moved into non catering university accomodation. I'd thoroughly recommend taking a look at student cook books online. Usually cheap and cheerful and explain techniques etc.

Ricekrispie22 Mon 20-Nov-17 17:19:11

This cookbook is especially for teens www.whsmith.co.uk/products/cookbook-for-teens-the-easy-teen-cookbook-with-74-fun--delicious-recipes-to-try/9781623153618

But if you don't want the 'teen' label on it, try Elly Pear's Let's Eat www.whsmith.co.uk/products/elly-pears-lets-eat-simple-delicious-food-for-everyone-every-day/9780008219512

I think you'll also like the look of these two:
www.whsmith.co.uk/products/the-savvy-cook/9781784722630

www.whsmith.co.uk/products/my-virgin-kitchen-delicious-recipes-you-can-make-every-day/9780007544790

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Mon 20-Nov-17 17:20:52

Delia's How To Cook series are excellent.

Allthebestnamesareused Mon 20-Nov-17 17:38:13

I second the Delia books !

Tigerpaws57 Tue 21-Nov-17 15:56:02

My daughter (who never cooked) took Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food to university with her and has used it non-stop.

Blondie1984 Tue 21-Nov-17 23:32:05

Tom Daley's one?

OliviaStabler Tue 21-Nov-17 23:34:24

Do they want a career in food?

PurplePillowCase Wed 22-Nov-17 07:51:13

thanks a lot. will browse and have a closer look at these.

career - dc is still to young, I think. but I want to channel their interest into more useful skills.

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OliviaStabler Wed 22-Nov-17 10:27:25

I agree about the Delia How To Cook books.

If your DC become really serious about food, I would recommend Michel Roux Jnr's The French Kitchen.

IHaveBrilloHair Wed 22-Nov-17 12:55:39

Sam Sterns are good

WinnerWinnerChickenDinner0 Wed 22-Nov-17 13:01:14

Donal Skeehan is fantastic
He is really young, very into Youtube, blogging etc.
Quick easy but interesting recipes

Orangeplastic Wed 22-Nov-17 13:11:54

My teens tend to use the internet more than cookbooks - we have the Sam Stern book but it gets very little use.

Doobydoo Wed 22-Nov-17 13:14:24

The NOSH books seem good. My son at uni has actually made stuff from it! They do a whole range.

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