As a new generation of school-leavers leaves home, either to university or to seek their fortunes in the outside world, many face the daunting prospect of cooking for themselves for the first time. Rather than resort to a diet of expensive takeaways or anything-on-toast, this great book by 22-year old newcomer Tiffany Goodall shows first-timers how to cook everything they might want to eat. Whilst at university last year, Tiffany wrote From Pasta to Pancakes with a student budget firmly in mind. It covers key basic skills such as how to cook pasta, pizza, pancakes, couscous, rice, or bake a jacket potato, each with many variations, and moves on to explain how to whip up delicious breakfasts, filling lunches, proper dinners and delicious treats. With recipes ranging from Minestrone Soup to perfect Roast Chicken, from Spanish Omelette to Thai Green Curry, and from Chocolate Brownies to Vodka Watermelon, this book will set young adults up for a lifetime of enjoyable cooking. With its brilliant cartoon-strip design, more than 750 photographs and over 90 recipes, From Pasta to Pancakes makes it easy to learn to cook.
It explains the things other books assume you know, and crucially, includes photographs to illustrate every step. So, if you need to know what simmering water really looks like, whether your sauce is the right consistency, or how to check whether chicken is properly cooked, you'll find clear instructions next to some handy pictures. Designed with a comic strip twist, and with a photograph of every key step, From Pasta to Pancakes is packed with recipes, colour and helpful tips. It is an ideal partner for those taking their first steps in the kitchen.