Category Archives: The Kitchen

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Teaching teens to cook

Teenage boy (15-17) holding a fried egg in a frying pan

As you know I feel it’s very important to get kids in the kitchen and cooking. I’ve posted before on how having picky eaters help cook their food will encourage them to try more and in this post I want to talk about getting teens ready to move out for school or work.
Let’s face it, you wont always be able to cook for them and they will need to learn how to cook cheap nutritious meals for themselves. I remember being in University and having friends that were so amazed that I could cook, they didn’t even know how to make KD let alone make something from scratch. I felt that their families had done them a great disservice by not teaching them at least the basics of cooking like how to boil water, and cook an egg.
Check out some of these great cook books geared for teens.
cluelessThis thorough and witty culinary guide demystifies the kitchen and its contents for young adults and anyone who’s found themselves in front of a full fridge exclaiming, “There’s nothing to eat here!” With 200 easy-to-follow recipes, Evelyn Raab shows the culinary neophyte how to make all kinds of simple and scrumptious dishes for every meal and occasion

 

 

 

how to cookA fully revised and updated edition of Raymond Sokolov’s classic kitchen primer for beginning chefs of all ages, filled with 150 simple, sophisticated recipes, easy-to-learn techniques, and indispensable advice. First published in 1986, Ray Sokolov’s How To Cook is the ultimate book for beginning cooks of all ages. Unlike most kitchen primers, How To Cook does not assume any prior cooking instruction or skills, but rather guides the reader through the entire cooking process with simple explanations in ordinary language. There are no fancy cooking terms or special gadget here, just easy, indispensable techniques and foolproof recipes for every occasion.

 

teen cuisineRenowned chef Matthew Lorrichio introduces adolescents to more than 50 mouthwatering recipes that don’t have meat or fish. For beginning cooks and seasoned chefs, its step-by-step instructions feature fresh, nutritious ingredients and show-stopping dishes for all times of day, from breakfast through dinner.There’s a even a special section on making sushi. With more than 75 original, stunning photographs by award winning photogorapher and chef James Peterson, this one-of-a-kind book will provide a show-stopping culinary experience.

 

cooking skillsMaster essential cooking techniques and skills Learn how to make simple, tasty soups Make and bake delicious pizzas Prepare some perfect pasta dishes Create delicious desserts and fruit feasts Cooking Skills shows you how to get started on a wide range of cooking adventures. It is packed with ideas, techniques, and tips and includes advice, information, and clear step-by-step instructions.

 

 

 

the green teenGoing green is hard to doespecially when it comes to food. There are acronyms to learn, labels to decipher, seasons to accommodate, and grocery stores to navigateand that’s before you even turn on the stove! The Green Teen Cookbook cuts through the chaos and shows teens how to shop smarter, cook more consciously, and eat a healthier diet. And in addition to the 70+ incredible recipes (created by teens, for teens), the book also includes: Illuminating essays about freeganism, flexitarians, vegetarianism, and more!

 

 

 

 

 

Food Magazines

magazine-autralia1Did you know the library has some amazing magazines? We have a magazine for almost any subject you can think of, science, travel, art, architecture, celebrity gossip, fashion, and my personal favourite … food. We also have a really great eResource called Zinio! With Zinio you check out popular magazines via the GPL’s new digital magazine subscription. Read online, download, or use the handy app to access these titles today. Multiple user access and new titles added regularly!
Check out some of these great food magazines.
Bon appetite
Food network Magazine
Good Food
Wine Enthusiast
Gourmet
Food and wine
Lucky Peach
Saveur
Fine Cooking

Top 10 lists of 2015

top 20, 10, 5

With 2015 now over I thought it would be fun to ask the staff here at the Guelph Public Library what some of their favourite books, cd’s, movies and other cool things were this year. Everything on these list can be found either in the library or online through our eResources.

Top 10 kids books

Leo: a ghost story by Mac Barnett
Everyone loves bacon by Kelly DiPucchio
I don’t like Koala by Sean Ferrell
The Princess and the pony by Kate Beaton
Wolfie the bunny by Ame Dyckman
The Skunk by Mac Barnett
Where’s the Pair? by Britta Teckentrup
Lenny and Lucy by Philip C. Stead
The Only Child by Guojing
Imaginary Fred by Edin Colfer

Top 10 fiction

Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick DeWitt
The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor
Dietland by Sarai Walker
The kind worth killing by Peter Swanson
City on fire by Garth Hallberg
The Turner house by Angela Flournay
The death and life of Zebulon Finch by Daniel Kraus
The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
A little life by Hanya Yanaghara

Top 10 non-fiction

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnakenberg
The home reference to holistic health and healing by Brigitte Mars
Hunger makes me a modern girl by Corrie Brownstein
Trashed by Derf
Between the world and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
I’ll never wright my memoirs by Grade Jones
So you’ve been publicly shamed by JonRonson
The Road to Little Dribbling by  Bill Bryson
Shift Work by Tie Domi
Open Heart, Open Mind by Clara Hughes

Top 10 cookbooks

Good Housekeeping Fun Food Fast
Thug Kitchen: Party grub
Milk bar life by Christina Tosi
Simply Nigella by Nigella Lawson
Le French Oven by Hillary Davis
Food52 genius food by Kristen Miglore
The Geeky Chef Cookbook by Cassandra Reeder
Sweet, savory, and sometimes boozy cupcakes by Alison Riede
Seven Spoons by Tara O’Brady
Per la Famiglia by Emily Richards

Top 10 CD’s (H-available on Hoopla)

Are you alone? -Majical Cloudz
Sound and Colour – Alabama Shakes
The magic whip – Blur (H)
If I should go before you – City and Colour (H)
Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit – Courtney Barnett
 Ghost notes – Veruca Salt (H)
Honeymoon – Lana Del Rey (H)
Heartbreaker of the year – Whitney Rose (H)

Top 10DVD’s

The Knick (TV series)
Cinderella
Interstellar
Red Army
Mission Impossible : Rogue Nation
Inside Out
The Martian
Mad Max: Fury Road
Ex Machina
Jurassic World