With life pretty much back to normal, hundreds of thousands of young adults across the country will soon be arriving at their college accommodation, armed with a few posters and a box of Ikea pots hopefully donated by parents hoping that ‘they might inspire something a little healthier. for dinner only toast.
Freshers Week is back – and in person this year. With the arrival of an influx of effervescent students, it is also the awareness of the need to cook and take care of oneself. Nailing a few basic recipes not only gives a strong sense of satisfaction and will undoubtedly be better food for the brain than potted noodles, but it’s also a great way to fit in with your new friendship groups.
For those who don’t opt for catering accommodation, preparing your own meals from scratch can seem a bit daunting. But while students might be tempted to immerse themselves in a McDonald’s diet and the same bowl of cheesy pasta day in and day out, it’s worth taking the opportunity to try some of their favorite dishes.
Just start with a curry, a noodle dish, a roast dinner, and a kebab (all certified student favorites), and see where you go from there. You might find that these Ikea pots are very useful after all.
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The best cookbooks to give to new students
Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson (Chatto and Windus, £ 26)
Save Nigella’s How to Eat for a 21st birthday present; Express is much friendlier, with quick dinners and awesome desserts. Cooking from it is the best way to ensure harmony between roommates.
The art of the pantry by Claire Thomson (Quadrille, £ 25)
This book is a savior for those with limited refrigerator space; its pages focus on meals prepared from store staples such as chickpeas, rice, polenta, and spices.
One pound meal by Miguel Barclay (Title, £ 16.99)
Barclay’s first book does exactly what it says on the tin; quick and easy meals at £ 1 per serving. Indispensable for low budget dinners as well as for everyday meals.
Solo by Signe Johansen (Bluebird, £ 14.99)
Inspirational toast, single-serve pasta dishes, and a few sweet treats make this the perfect little book for those who opt for the studios.
To eat by Nigel Slater (fourth state, £ 30)
Slater is renowned for his ability to create beautiful plates of food from a handful of ingredients; Eat contains over 600 and will inspire cooks for life.
Seven super student recipes
One-course roast dinner
Stuffing, roasted potatoes, perfect chicken, delicious sauce… what more could you ask for?
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This notice was published: 2021-09-01 16:25:02