Author(s): Charlotte Pike
Never mind essays and exams - one of the biggest challenges you'll face at university is fending for yourself in the kitchen. The Hungry Student Cookbook will take you from freshers' week to graduation, all on a seriously tight budget. You'll never have to resort to a can of baked beans again! Whether you want a simple dinner, a quick lunch between lectures, exam fuel or a slap-up meal to impress housemates, these easy-to-follow recipes are designed specially for students and include all your favourites: from homemade curries, lasagne, fajitas and toad-in-the-hole, to delicious ideas for soups, casseroles, jacket potatoes and homemade dips. Plus great morning-after breakfasts and simple but knockout desserts such as banoffee pie and Baileys cheesecake. With photographs to show what you're aiming for, advice on equipment and stocking your cupboard (even in a tiny shared kitchen!), and essential hints and tips - including how not to poison your friends - you won't want to leave home without The Hungry Student Cookbook!
As a student, Charlotte Pike spent four years learning to survive on a meagre GBP10 a week and still eat seriously well. The skills she picked up in her university kitchen led her to train as a qualified cook and set up her own company called GoFreeFoods for people with food intolerances. Charlotte blogs on student cookery for the Guardian, writes a regular food blog for Hello! magazine and gives frequent cooking demos at food fairs around the UK.
Introduction. Useful kitchen kit. Love your oven. Stocking up your store cupboard. Watching your budget. How not to poison your friends. Clever cooking. Pasta. Stir-fries, noodles and rice. Soups, stews and curries. Jacket potatoes and toppings. Easy dinners. Feeding friends. Salads, veggies and sides. In bread and on toast. The morning after. Sweets. Index. Acknowledgements.