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Best student cook book for someone with no money, no oven and no freezer?

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LadyPeterWimsey Tue 18-Dec-18 22:57:12

DS needs to cook more at uni but has very limited facilities.

Any suggestions for a good cook book?

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TressiliansStone Tue 18-Dec-18 23:02:16

Cooking in a Bedsitter is the classic.

APositiveMind Tue 18-Dec-18 23:03:02


Sinead100 Tue 18-Dec-18 23:03:38

Miguel Barclays "One Pound Meals"

APositiveMind Tue 18-Dec-18 23:04:20

Or 'Tesco - The Meal Deal Edition'

How can you make a meal without an oven or money?! Lidl instant noodles maybe?sad

elephantoverthehill Tue 18-Dec-18 23:06:47

I assume there is a hob. Therefore no book required just Jack Munroe's blog.

LadyPeterWimsey Tue 18-Dec-18 23:18:55

There is a hob, a kettle and a toaster.

I thought about Jack Munroe's blog but I thought he might be better with a book. But that's probably because I am old, and like reading cook books.

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EspressoButler Tue 18-Dec-18 23:21:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SummerintoAutumn Tue 18-Dec-18 23:23:55

A Girl Called Jack

stabulous Tue 18-Dec-18 23:24:18

There are several books from jack that can be purchased.

LadyPeterWimsey Tue 18-Dec-18 23:25:37

Does it involve lots of pulses? Because I can't really see that being a winner...

I tried to teach him to cook, honest, but he wasn't very interested.

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stabulous Tue 18-Dec-18 23:33:34

He's gonna have to learn. Jack creates a lot of different recipes that aren't just pulses, i have every one of their books and they're amazing.

bruffin Tue 18-Dec-18 23:35:03

Sorted is a great cookbook for beginners, there is also youtube channel

GreenTulips Tue 18-Dec-18 23:37:55

Buy him a slow cooker
Show he the prepared veg meat and slow cooker sauces

Job done

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Tue 18-Dec-18 23:51:50

I'm not a fan of a slow cooker, but in these circs I agree it would be the best £20 you could spend. No technique required, easy on the power...

BlueJag Tue 18-Dec-18 23:59:59

The internet it's the best cookbook.

TheUselessGiraffe Fri 21-Dec-18 12:21:24

What’s his weekly/monthly budget like? And are there he likes/dislikes eating? And will he be sharing with others? Might help paint a bigger picture.

trickyex Fri 21-Dec-18 12:24:12

I agree re slow cooker, it will make life much easier for him if he would manage to think ahead enough.
If not Jack Monroe is inspiring.

feelliketomhanks Fri 21-Dec-18 12:25:30

Slow cooker - standard one is £14 in Asda. Small compact one £10. Get him one for Christmas.

zucchinieggplant Fri 21-Dec-18 13:32:29

Also would recommend a slow cooker, you can get quite small ones now though my Tesco basics one was cheap as chips and been feeding a family of four for years!
I really like my Covent Garden soup cook book, if you wanted to supplement it with a hand blender?

WhenLifeGivesYouLemonsx Mon 24-Dec-18 12:15:24

Can't he buy a mini oven? I got my Dad one when his oven packed up and it is the best thing he has ever had! Perfect for one person and cheap as well, very economical. Something like this one:$ja=tsid:59157%7Cacid:480-316-7430%7Ccid:199888833%7Cagid:17471076873%7Ctid:pla-371198914274%7Ccrid:74692319553%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:16007278866143037480%7Cdvc:m%7Cadp:1o2%7Cmt:%7Cloc:1007208&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIleOmr7i43wIV7r3tCh0AjgkNEAQYAiABEgKsqfDD_BwE

Some of them also have a hob function on top of the mini oven.

Also, I highly recommend "Nosh for Students".

I've followed it many times even though I'm not a student but I am on a cheap budget and they do have some lovely meals on there!

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