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Nosh 4 Students: A Fun Student Cookbook. See every recipe in FULL COLOUR. [Paperback]

Joy May
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Book Description

25 Aug 2006
This recipe book was inspired by the writer's son who left for university with virtually no cooking ability. He did, however, like to eat! This is the SECOND EDITION and has 50% more recipes than it's previous best selling edition. There is a PHOTOGRAPH with each recipe - most students seem to complain that "they can't see what it looks like" and so they don't bother. NO MEASURING JUGS or WEIGHING SCALES are required - only a mug, tablespoon and teaspoon. These are found in student kitchens but not much more! The stitched and glued spine, heavy plastic cover and matt gloss pages allow it to be laid out flat without damage and rubbed clean easily. All this makes it ideal for "challenging" student kitchen environments. The recipes are planned so that you need the minimum of pans, dishes and utensils. The star ratings ***** are an indication of how easy the recipes are. Most of the meals in the book are healthy and well balanced but there is the odd over indulgent one! Approximately half the recipes are either vegetarian or have a vegetarian alternative. If you are a "fish eating vegetarian" then there are plenty of recipes for you also.

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  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: inTRADE(GB) Ltd; 2nd edition (25 Aug 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954317939
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954317935
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 14.6 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (324 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I studied Art and Design at Loughborough College of Art and Design. Among other things, I now use my creativity to write cookbooks. I have been married to Ron for over 30 years and we have two sons, Ben and Tim, who have now graduated from Uni.

When my sister and I were quite young, probably 5 and 6 years old, we started to cook, mainly cakes, biscuits and simple meals. By the time I was 12, we would cook Sunday lunch. I love this heritage and am passionate about good food. There is nothing I love more than having a house full of people to feed.

I started out by writing out first student cookbook back in 2001. Since then we have written new editions including vegetarian versions of the original best seller. We have just finished our newest book called Nosh for Busy Mums and Dads. We are so excited to be moving into this new arena of family cooking.

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"Joy May's guide teaches you how to use affordable and easy-to-get ingredients to make simple recipes that are a lot more exciting than the usual pasta or beans on toast" from Metro's "Five essential reads" for students --Metro

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For the vegetarian there is also "Vegetarian nosh 4
students" which is a perfect partner for this book.

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 23 Jun 2007
My friend bought me this book as a birthday present as I enjoy cooking and will be off to uni this September. I have made many of the meals inside (chicken noodles went down very well!) and have found them to be delicious, healthy and inexpensive. The meals aren't hard to make and it really opens your eyes to what you can do. I've even started experimenting myself! The layout is easy to read and the instructions are simple. It's a must for anyone who doesn't know how to cook and enjoys food. I would rate higher if I could!
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73 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every student should have one 15 Feb 2007
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This guide for students is excellent.

I have had 3 children go through the formative experience of cooking for themselves and their pals at university. As a teacher of 6th form students I wanted to give them good advice on "Healthy eating for a healthy bank balance" and lots of my own children's views are echoed by Joy May.

The book is set out in such a way that you are lead to the next section from the previous one, everything is brought back to basics so everyone can have a go at the excellent, extensive recipes.

If you are going to university in the near future, buy this book, it will repay its value several times.
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88 of 90 people found the following review helpful
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This book has revolutionised my eating habits!

The idea of writing a menu for a week and thus planning what you need to buy will also revolutionise your spending habits too.

Gone are the days of a freezerful of expensive processed foods, The days of healthy, fun, real food and cooking are here!

Everything about the book is brilliantly thought out, from the font and pictures to the dish difficulty rating and the "how long can I keep this....?" section.

The recipes are mostly quick, use a minimum of equipment and are healthy too - packed full of good, inexpensive vegetables. One of the best things I've discovered is the ease with which you can modify a recipe. You can generally add and subtract according to your tastes. I never stick to the sample menus (I'm fussy), but I'll make my own up.

Recipe's I highly recommend:
-Monday Pie
-Creamy Chicken
-Pasta & Chicken Bake
-Sausage Pie
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Little Book!! 30 May 2007
I find that this book is so easy to use and understand. I don't even need to use scales for weighing! The photographs are the real winner - the food looks so delicious, why make do with a meal in a packet or an expensive take-away!! My favourite is the South African dish "Bobotie" - its so easy to make and great hot or cold.

I also have "Vegetarian Nosh 4 Students" - both are a great combination with no repeats.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nosh 4 Students Cook Book 5 Jun 2009
I purchased this book for my son last year when he went to University. It gives you ideas on a menu for the week and tells you what ingredients you need to buy. It puts recipes together so that you can buy larger quantities of ingredients (often cheaper)and also so that there is less waste. All the recipes are for 1 or 2 people and very easy to follow. My son never used to do any cooking, but now he cooks for himself every day! My Daughter starts University in October so I got one for her too. This is probably the best book I have ever bought.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent starting point 14 Sep 2008
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I recommend this book as an excellent starting point for home made meals. Everything can be made with cheap and fresh ingredients and there's bound to be plenty of recipes in there that are new to you.

The recipes are easy to make and once you get used to them, just as quick as getting a takeaway.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential For University. 27 Aug 2009
Before this cookbook, I had never cooked a thing (unless it involved a microwave).I now can do some basic recipes, such as chicken risotto, spaghetti bolognase,

It also gives some very handy advice as to how safe certain foods are after they're opened- essential for when you leave home and don't have mum looking after the food side of things

The great thing is that most of them only need one or two pans. Things like chicken risotto literally need a frying pan- very little washing up!

Compared to ready meals; cooking from scratch is so much more fun as well!

Excellent value and highly recommended- a must for absolutely anyone.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent start to healthy eating 4 Jun 2009
I bought this book for my teenage daughter when she left home. It has really inspired her to cook healthy food. As the book promises,the recipes are straightforward without needing lots of ingredients or equipment. The pictures help her decide what to cook. She gets a sense of achievement from only a small effort and she enjoys eating the dishes she makes.
I recommend it as a great starting point for inexperienced cooks.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good!
I'm a student myself and this book gives me a good variety of tasty foods that can be made at a cheap price
Published 8 days ago by Daniel Malheiro
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and easy to read
I bought this when I went off to uni 6 years ago. Was exactly what a student needs to survive. Very straight forward and clear instructions. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Phil
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book
What a brilliant book, I bought it for one of my family who has no job and very little to live on and they have found it invaluable. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Mrs Catherine Gale
5.0 out of 5 stars Nosh for Students? Nosh for anyone.
Not just for students ,Ideal for anyone especially if living alone, Lots of easy to follow recipes for absolute novices at cooking. Read more
Published 29 days ago by silvery
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book with menus for two people whether students or not.
Excellent easy to follow once you get the hang of mug measurement. Keeping to the measurements you still have more than enough for two people to such an extent you soon get the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lodge_Cottage
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - and Not just for Students!
Bought for my niece who is just starting University and am really impressed with the book. The layout is really clear with easy to follow recipes. Read more
Published 1 month ago by P. Monks
5.0 out of 5 stars Tasty
Very helpful book for any students and although I liked the recipes in it, I would say that one it's greatest features is it's size (small when compared to some of those books from... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lorenzo
4.0 out of 5 stars quite good but not the biggest book
Quite thin and with some really basic stuff in it but seems to be a valuable help to a new cook.
Published 1 month ago by Mr. C. R. Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Student Cookbook
Got the Kindle version, some nice recipes - not totally sure that I'm totally sold on reading recipes on Kindle, but am persevering! Read more
Published 1 month ago by FrancesC
5.0 out of 5 stars great starting point
like many young people who are off to uni my nephew is not much of a cook. This book is a good place to start the recipies are east to follow and the budgetting info will be... Read more
Published 1 month ago by debster
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