We all don’t have a natural knack of intuition for cooking, but that’s ok because there are so many cookbooks that will save you tons of time in the kitchen.
Trying to cook for yourself at Uni can be hard work. I remember burning lots of meals in my first year and having to resort to unhealthy microwave meals just to avoid having to learn to cook.
If I had some student friendly cookbooks in my possession, it would have made the world of a difference. Luckily for you, I now use quite a few different cookbooks which I will recommend to you, saving you tons of time in the kitchen
Nosh For Students
Nosh For Students is a God send for students who have no idea how to cook. Not only does it provide you with some super tasty, quick and easy recipes but the book also gives you useful tips; you’ll soon be an expert on all things food.
Clodagh McKenna’s ‘In Minutes’
My favourite cookbook of all time has to be In Minutes. It divides recipes into sections based on how much time you have free to cook your meal – 10 minutes, 20 minutes and 30 minutes. The 10 minute recipes are my favourites and always taste amazing!
Jamie Oliver’s ‘5 Ingredients’
Students don’t have a ton of money to spend on herbs and spices which is why this cookbook is so suitable for us. With just 5 ingredients you can whip up a meal to be proud of, following Jamie Oliver’s handy recipes.
Suzanne Mulholland’s ‘The Batch Lady’
If you want to cook once a week and prepare all of your meals in advance then this book is for you. The Batch Lady teaches you how to batch cook whilst giving you some great meals to try out.
Gordon Ramsay’s Ramsay In 10
Gordon Ramsay knows how to cook a good meal. Enjoy some Gordon Ramsay food (without all of the screaming and swearing) in this cookbook. This one is perfect if you only have 10 minutes to spare and want to fit a quick meal into your busy schedule.
BOSH! ‘Healthy Vegan’
This one’s for the vegans! Vegan food doesn’t have to be boring but it can be stressful trying to find a tasty recipe online that caters for your needs. Luckily, BOSH! will give you some exciting meals to try out for yourself without you having to trawl the internet.
The Hairy Bikers’ ‘One Pot Wonders’
One pot cooking is the best way for students to cook. Just throw some tasty ingredients into a pot and shove it in the oven. Whilst a lot more goes into one pot cooking than it sounds it nevertheless is one of the more easier methods of cooking. The Hairy Bikers will give you some great one pot recipes that are perfect for the lazy student.
Nadiya Hussain’s ‘Fast Flavours’
The book cover says it all because if there’s one thing that students love it’s minimum effort. Fast Flavours will give you some great, flavoursome recipes but don’t worry, you won’t be breaking a sweat in the kitchen with this one.
Sarah Rainey’s ‘Three Ingredient Baking’
Do you want to make some sweet treats but can’t afford to break the bank by splashing out on ingredients? Well, this book gives you recipes that only need three ingredients so that you can have your cake and eat it after all.
James May’s ‘Oh Cook!’
60 recipes that any idiot can make? That sounds like us right? It is a known fact that many students have no idea how to cook so I think we’ll be needing a bit of guidance from this book.