How to Cook: Delicious Dishes Perfect for Teen Cooks

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Penguin, Mar 21, 2011 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 128 pages

A unique cookbook created for older kids and teenagers, How to Cook gives budding chefs the know-how and confidence to cook their own meals how they want, whether for themselves or to impress friends and family.

100 easy-to-follow recipes offer plenty of ideas to get them started. From Ginger-chicken stir-fry to scrumptious mini cheesecakes, there's a great balance of healthy meals and treats from different countries around the world.

How to Cook is more than just a recipe book - fascinating information on ingredients, origins, seasonality, healthy eating, and insights into food culture are spread throughout the text-so readers are kept informed about what they are eating, but in a light and fun way. Following a recent drive to educate young people in lifetime cooking skills, the recipes have been carefully selected to demonstrate a range of techniques. A special section at the back also focuses on key methods, so they will learn how to make a basic dough, bake a perfect pastry, or cook meat safely and effectively. These are cross-referenced to specific recipes in the book, but are also a useful resource on their own.

With this great selection of adaptable recipes, food facts, and fail-safe techniques, How to Cook will help teens get creative in the kitchen, and enthusiastic about food for life.

 

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Contents

6 Fun with food
6
8 In the kitchen
8
10 Food fast
11
12 Minestrone
12
13 Gazpacho
13
14 Simple soups
14
16 Salad Nišoise
16
18 Classic salads
18
68 Fruit meringue
68
70 Fruit feast
70
72 Strawberry fool
72
73 Chocolate mousse
73
74 Vanilla ice cream
74
76 Ice cream fun
76
78 Chocolate dessert
78
80 Tiramisu
80

20 Spanish omelet
20
22 Easy eggs
22
24 Potato r÷sti
24
26 Crepes
26
27 Pancakes
27
28 Falafel
28
30 Dips and dippers
30
32 Chicken quesadillas
32
34 Samosas
34
36 Bread snacks
36
38 Big food
39
40 Jambalaya
40
42 Chicken jalfrezi
42
43 Chickpea curry
43
44 Curry feast
44
46 Lamb tagine
46
48 Chili con carne
48
50 Spanish meatballs
50
52 Chicken paprikash
52
54 Fish cakes
54
56 Pad Thai
56
57 Chinese pork stirfry
57
58 Cannelloni
58
60 Pasta sauces
60
62 Lamb kebabs
62
64 Barbecue food
64
66 Something sweet
67
82 Fruit crumble
82
84 Profiteroles
84
86 Cherry cheesecake
86
88 Drink up
88
90 Bakeoff
91
92 Dinner rolls
92
94 Homemade pizza
94
96 Lemon pie
96
98 Empanadas
98
100 Puffpastry tricks
100
102 Chocolate cake
102
104 Brownies
104
106 Blueberry muffins
106
108 Carrot cake
108
110 Cool cupcakes
110
112 Chocchip cookies
112
114 Macaroons
114
115 Ginger cookies
115
116 Back to basics
117
118 Tricks and tips
118
120 Baking techniques
120
122 Herbs
122
123 Spices
123
124 Glossary
124
126 Index
126
128 Credits
128
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