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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on 12 August 2005
When I went to uni i found this book really useful! There are so many different recipes (that are all really easy to follow and make) so I didn't have to be stuck with the same boring meals all the time. There are some really good ideas in here, either for students or a novice cook that needs some simple meals to start them off. Recommended!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 25 August 2008
I bought this book quite a while ago but have only recently got the cooking bug! A great variety of recipes, nicely separated into different chapters according to what eqipment you need to make them, e.g. one pan, 2 pans + grill, whole kitchen, etc.

A few complaints though, I would prefer some simpler recipes, needing fewer ingredients, so there is no need to buy things you would only use once or twice. Also, there are no pictures in this book, which I like to have so I know my food looks like it should, without having to rely on just the recipe instructions.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on 20 March 2006
This is a wonderful, wonderful book. I hated cooking until my aunt gave it to me for Christmas, and although I'm not at uni yet, I use it all the time. The recipes are incredibly simple, but taste amazing. I can't recommend it enough!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 26 October 2006
When I decided that it was time to forego frozen food and start cooking a bit myself - after living on my own for two years - this was one of the books I picked up. I'm not a gourmet chef. My dorm-room kitchen is definitely subpar when it comes to size and facilities. Yet, I managed to produce edible, and tasty, dishes with the help from this book.

Some of the recipes I tried were a failure - perhaps due to the fact that my Scandinavian palate wasn't accustomed to some of the more "exotic" British dishes? But the majority of them went down without a hitch, and I've found myself making the brown onion soup over and over - as it freezes and can be reheated quite easily.

My favourite part about this book, however, is actually the size of the recipes. A large number of them are meant for one, which I like, living on my own. But if I want to cook for friends, there are also several that are meant for more than one. :)

It's a pity that it is a paperback, as some of the pages of my copy came loose, from overuse. But that's the way it is.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 March 2010
Huge variety of simple to prepare dishes using minimal equipment. My student days are long over but I often dip into this book for ideas because most of the recipes use everyday ingredients, most of which I already have, so no special trips to the shops and no unusual ingredients that cost a lot and aren't used up. Great book to have with you when caravanning.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 24 September 2006
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This recipe book is a superb addition to anyone's culinary library - clearly not every recipe will suit every person but it is inconceivable that you would not find a significant number of useful recipes in here and even if you found just one nugget, then considering the price, it would be well worth it.

The variety of recipes in the 1000 series is simply staggering - to say you are stuck for choice is an understatement.

Ok, so there are no photographs but against that, the books don't cost a fortune either and they are compact.

You really cannot go wrong with any of these recipe books and when you consider they cost little more than 1 issue of pretty much any food magazine, well, they truly are an absolute bargain.

Buy this one, buy them all - you won't be disappointed.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 July 2009
I'm very impressed with this cookbook, it starts as a complete novice and I mean complete, you could easily give this book to a university student going away from a very cossetted home for the first time secure in the knowledge that they would be able to make themselves something hot and then as you progress through the book it introduces more complex recipies and equipment. Invaluable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 October 2009
Dont expect fine dinning, but if your are a student with no cooking experience and want to add variety to you diet of noodles and Ketchup then this will provide some great inspiration for budget meals.
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on 30 June 2011
I bought this several years ago, when I went to university, and I found it particularly useful in that it splits the recipes into amount of cookware required. So if you only have a pan or two, this can be particularly useful.

The recipes are simple and nothing fancy, and also alternative ingredients are suggested if you are on a budget, and there are no photos, just black and white text/images but this is a really useful book.

A few years after I have graduated I am still referring to this for simple and quick meals! Definitely worth it, a handy addition to the kitchen bookshelf!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 January 2008
A nice book, comforting to flick through and very mindful of students needs, but they are not so much recipes as suggestions and the tone of the book is a little condescending.
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