can anyone recommend a cookery book for uni student?

(49 Posts)
ssd Mon 13-Aug-18 22:03:36

who doesn't really like to cook and will be studying abroad?

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thejeangenie36 Mon 13-Aug-18 22:08:47

Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food is good. Designed for people who've never cooked.

Jeffjefftyjeff Mon 13-Aug-18 22:14:23

Where are they studying? There are often different measures/ food names etc (heavy cream, cups etc). I had ‘edmonds’ in New Zealand which is a classic, and not too weighty, and had all the basic recipes. Madhur jaffrey ‘curry easy’ if they like curries (and will be somewhere they can get ingredients?). My friend had ‘the hungry student’ which had lots of basic hearty meals.

ssd Mon 13-Aug-18 23:04:15

Sweden, not sure what the food is like there.

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argumentativefeminist Mon 13-Aug-18 23:06:31

Eat Well For Less cookbook is pretty good!

DramaAlpaca Mon 13-Aug-18 23:08:47

Sam Stern's Cooking Up a Storm.

HereForTheLaughs Mon 13-Aug-18 23:10:55

Miguel Barclays £1 Meal books are fab for inspiration. Ditto Joe Wicks Lean in 15 books. Most of them are recipes for 1 , and actually really nutritionally balanced.


BlossomCat Mon 13-Aug-18 23:13:46

I sent my son off with the 'A Girl called Jack' cookbook.
I assume it was good, it didn't come home as someone else stole It! grin

prettybird Mon 13-Aug-18 23:14:41

My dad got "Nosh for Students" (or is it "Student Nosh"?) for his lady-friend's pampered grandchild who was starting Uni in South Africa in January and she's found it really good.

He gave a copy to ds at the beginning of the summer and he's practiced a couple of dishes already.

prettybird Mon 13-Aug-18 23:15:44

Meant to say it was recommended to my dad in Waterstone's.

LARLARLAND Mon 13-Aug-18 23:22:08

I like cooking and I have a lot of cookbooks. My absolute favourite is Delia Smith’s Complete Cookery. It is old school but it is so comprehensive and informative and instructive and the recipes all work, and mostly very economical and always delicious.

Heratnumber7 Mon 13-Aug-18 23:37:49

Sam Stern's books are great!

Rebecca36 Tue 14-Aug-18 02:00:21

This is great.

BasiliskStare Tue 14-Aug-18 03:01:00

Does DC not like to cook or not really done it. Delia's How to cook is fab for basics & I think she did once do a book called something like "Cooking for One" . I know she isn't fashionable but her recipes do tend to work and DS has done a few.

That said if the student is abroad , depending on how much else they have to transport - loads of recipes are online now so if they get familiar with those , they can just look them up on their phone.

I am clearing out my cookery books and if anyone's Dc would like a copy of Lesley Waters "Broader than Beans" ( Over 130 stunning vegetarian recipes for all occasions - it says 'ere on the front smile ) will post gratis if anyone would like it and PM s .

Slydiad Tue 14-Aug-18 04:50:40

Nigel Slater's Real Fast Food is pretty good, and has not just recipes, but guidance to help make you better at just throwing a few things together, too.

LeiatheSchnauzer Tue 14-Aug-18 06:56:24

I've heard good things about Nosh as well. Apparently it provides shopping lists and doesn't need kitchen scales!

buttybuttybutthole Tue 14-Aug-18 07:00:31

Jamie Oliver's ministry of food is great.

happystory Tue 14-Aug-18 07:15:43

Sam Stern. I'm a mediocre cook and it helps me too!

Ocies Tue 14-Aug-18 07:21:12

My dc were both given a copy of Nosh for students and found it helpful.

PaintBySticker Tue 14-Aug-18 07:23:31

Sophie Grigson’s First Time Cook is excellent.

I am not sure how well any of these suggestions will work though if the food available in Sweden is very different from the UK.

whattimeislove Tue 14-Aug-18 07:27:22

I had "grub on a grant" and " mean beans" (the veggie version) - this was 20 years ago but still use them occasionally

Petalflowers Tue 14-Aug-18 07:31:23

Nosh for Students is good. You measure things using a mug. There’s handy tips such as freezing it or microwaving the reminders the next day. My DS has been cooking from it this holidays.

Also, Jamie’s Five ingredient book is quite good.

prettybird Tue 14-Aug-18 07:54:16

I forgot about "5 Ingredients". Ds has also been cooking from that just for him hmm (Got it from my brother for Christmas) - although he gets pedantic about "extra" ingredients being asked for (even though in the intro, Jamie Oliver does include the "5 Store Cupboard Ingredients" required confused)

MarchingFrogs Tue 14-Aug-18 10:44:20

Lots of potato recipes here (only of interest if you actually like potatoes, of course, and I must admit that impressive as the 'tornado' one looks, I am going to wait until I've bought a new packet of plasters before I try it shock).

blondeemily Tue 14-Aug-18 10:53:25

Student Grub by Jan Arkless

Very simple and cheap recipes that even a clueless teenage me managed!

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