Pros: A nice simple cookbook for someone who doesn’t have much experience and doesn’t want to be overwhelmed
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Review book (published 2011) courtesy of Chronicle Books
Some time ago I reviewed Megan & Jill Carle’s College Cooking book—a handy guide to making simple meals with only a minimal kitchen and supplies. Their The First Real Kitchen Cookbook: 100 Recipes and Tips for New Cooks picks up at the next natural stage: what to do when you move out on your own post-college. You probably have slightly more kitchen to work with, room for a few more pots and pans, and hopefully a little income and the desire to eat better food. The Carle sisters suggest which pans you should pick up first, what some of the necessary utensils and gadgets are, and what you might pick up next if you have some extra money and space after getting the basics.