Prep: The Essential College Cookbook

Prep: The Essential College Cookbook

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Prep: The Essential College Cookbook by Kate Sullivan Morford really is a cookbook that has all of the essentials. The layout is simple and the instructions are easy to follow. Also, there are also lots of tips and tricks that will be of use to new chefs. Prep is a definite resource for any college student.

Prep: The Essential College CookbookTitle: Prep: The Essential College Cookbook
Author: Kate Sullivan Morford
Publisher: Roost Books
Genres: Cookbook, Lifestyle
Publication Date: April 16, 2019
Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

A simple guide to one of life’s most essential skills: cooking.

New to the kitchen? Living on your own for the first time? Don’t be intimidated! This useful guide has everything you need to cook yourself real meals with real food. Centered around 10 basic lessons to get you comfortable in the kitchen, this book will get you whipping up nutritious meals, satisfying snacks, and simple desserts for you and your friends in no time. Also included are notes on knife skills, essential (and nonessential) cooking tools, and stocking your pantry. This is your go-to guide for cooking basics.


❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Prep: The Essential College Cookbook

The one thing that draws me right into a recipe book is one that has beautiful images. Prep has bright and simple pictures that help to describe cooking basics. The no fuss pictures fit perfectly with the easy and straight-forward nature of the the cookbook.

❀ Skills for Success in the Kitchen

The cookbook is laid out into ten different sections that vary from pasta to desserts. In addition, each section focuses on a skill that can be useful to create other recipes. Sullivan Morford really does help her readers achieve success in the kitchen by providing useful tips. Most importantly, to not strive for perfection.

❀ Useful Recipes for Students


Greek Chopped Salad

Many of the recipes that are included in Prep: The Essential College Cookbook are ones that students will find useful. Common take-out foods, such as Thai and Mexican are featured in the book. Also, these recipes are lightened up and simplified for a student who is busy and wants a healthy alternative, I made the  Greek Chopped Salad and really enjoyed how quick and easy it is to prepare. The use of pita chips as croutons and a simple oil and lemon dressing give it a lot of flavour. Prep is a cookbook that should be on every student’s wishlist.

About Kate Sullivan Morford

Kate Sullivan-Morford

Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD, is a freelance food and nutrition writer with more than twenty years of professional writing experience. She has been published in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Real Simple, Cooking Light, Bon Appétit, Shape, Self, and Fit Pregnancy. She is also on the advisory board of New Parent and Baby & Toddler magazine where she consults on nutrition-related content. Katie is the author of the cookbook Best Lunch Box Ever (Chronicle Books, 2013), and the blog Mom's Kitchen Handbook, which she launched in December 2010. When not cooking, you can usually find her curled up with a book, practicing yoga, or traveling with her husband and three daughters.


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10 thoughts on “Prep: The Essential College Cookbook

  1. LeAnn Harbert says:

    This will be a great cookbook for my son. He’s not in college but the recipes sound like they would be easy for him to do.

  2. Cathy French says:

    This is a great idea especially for college students or even young adults venturing out on their own.

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