Monday, August 19, 2013

What YA characters should know about cooking

Twilight's Bella Swan and Grace Brisbane from The Wolves of Mercy Falls series might know their way around the kitchen, but what about the rest of our YA favorites. Thankfully, six fellas from the University of Boulder Colorado wrote College Cooks meant to prepare college students for their first meals without parental help.

The book urges the reader to remember that safety always comes first.

Make sure to use different cutting boards for meat and vegetables 

Don't just flip it from one side to the other, and disinfect it with bleach when needed.

Discard food that was left out for more than one/two hours depending on the temperature of the room
If you are having a BBQ on the patio with friends, the food will perish faster than indoors. Be careful not to poison your guests -- unless they've been discourteous.

Deli  meats last three to five days in the fridge once the package seal is broken 
Guess, I'll have no choice but to give some to the neighborhood's dogs.

College Cooks also explains the difference between a sunny side up and a fried egg (perfect for the character involved in a love triangle as one must please both admirers), and contains a panoply of recipes including some semi-home made.

Bon app├ętit.

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