Cookbook

I'm writing a cookbook for my daughter who is moving out next summer. I am including some sections on basic cooking, some family classics, sauces, eggs, what tools that are the bare minimum and where to go from there, and some nutritional advice.

What, if any, must include recipes should I make sure to not exclude.

Chili, ragout, carbonara, soufflé, and omelettes are already in there (along with another 35ish recipes).

Also, any advice on how to organize taking photos of every fricking thing would be much appreciated if you have undertaken anything similar before, yourself.

>Inb4 any version of sloppa
No.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds cool, I don’t have any good advice but are you trying to fill it with recipes to use now, down the line, or both?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks.

      Both, but more than half the recipes are meant for right now. She bakes a bit and knows a liiiittle bit about cooking, but she is pretty new to it.

      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5VV1LG

      Thanks, but that would defeat the purpose of a personal/familial connection to the whole project.
      I am not so mug asking for tecipes, per se, as for names of dishes that may have slipped my mind.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What does she have available? A full kitchen or just a dorm room microwave?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          She will have a full kitchen available to her and her room mate. She will not, however, have access to more than two hobs and an oven in terms of her cooking station.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Also if she knows a little bit about cooking, some steps for mise en place is good and some quick tips to help the flow of prep go smoother so things aren't so overwhelming. Something my wife likes to do premince a bunch of garlic and smash them into little squares to freeze them. That way, when we're being quick, we can grab a couple frozen squares of garlic, toss it into the pan and be on our way.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ah!
          All my recipes have suggested mise en place, but your suggestion foe what can be prepped and frozen is a great idea. Thank you.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Cheers fren, you sounds like a good pop to have

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5VV1LG

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In terms of organization, just take a look at some of the cookbooks you like and copy the format. Alternatively, if you're too lazy to do that, just frickin throw all the photos in an index section

    Beef stew is a good basic recipe that helps ingrain the basics (brown beef, remove, saute veggies/deglaze pan, caramelize/toast spices with veggies, add liquids, add back meat etc)

    I'm not sure of her age or where she's moving to, but any meals made in large quantities that you can store well/can be frozen and easily reheated (any soup/stew is great for that).

    A section on making your own stock would be good if she's one to keep the remains of veggies from prep and bones n shit.

    French onion soup, pork/beef roasts, skewers/kebabs, stuffed ravioli, basic pasta sauces/pesto, meatloaf/meatballs for meatball sandwiches or pasta+meatballs, whole roast chicken, baked granolas, overnight oats, pancakes/waffles/french toast, stuffed mushrooms, basic roasted veg recipes

    Just really throwing out the top of my head of stuff I liked to cook when I first moved out.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have some stews, and beef stew is one of them, already in there.

      I also have a section on stocks, although it's pretty small.

      I've got a few pastas in there but Ravioli is a great idea, thanks!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        imo it's ok to be brief with stocks, you probably just want to give guidelines on making it rather than a specific recipe, because the great thing about stock is using whatever ingredients you have on hand. I would just have a short section with the fundamentals of how to make a stock.
        would be good to have a few soup recipes though. maybe some of a basic chicken soup, french onion, a cream of broccoli or mushroom, seafood chowder, split pea, beef & barley. maybe not all of those but cover a few different kinds.
        something with rice would be good. one of jambalaya, pilaf, or risotto. oh and fried rice.
        might want a section on sides, just with simple stuff like mashed potatoes, roast & sauteed veggies, homemade salad dressing.
        definitely include a mac n cheese recipe.

        anyway sounds like you have all the bases pretty much covered, at this point it's just little things. you probably have most of the shit I mentioned already too. you sound like a great dad!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          For sure.

          For now I have Vichyssoise, carrot soup, asparagus soup, split pea soup, cream of mushroom soup, and green pea soup.
          Onion soup is a good idea, she likes cheese so it should be useful.

          Risotto I think I will be skipping, I don't know if she'll get there anytime soon, but jambalaya is a good idea. I already put in the basics of fried rice.

          Mac n cheese is a good idea, too.

          Thanks a lot for helping me and giving tips!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/lfspvz7.jpeg

      I'm writing a cookbook for my daughter who is moving out next summer. I am including some sections on basic cooking, some family classics, sauces, eggs, what tools that are the bare minimum and where to go from there, and some nutritional advice.

      What, if any, must include recipes should I make sure to not exclude.

      Chili, ragout, carbonara, soufflé, and omelettes are already in there (along with another 35ish recipes).

      Also, any advice on how to organize taking photos of every fricking thing would be much appreciated if you have undertaken anything similar before, yourself.

      >Inb4 any version of sloppa
      No.

      https://i.imgur.com/zGCcXoS.png

      I have some stews, and beef stew is one of them, already in there.

      I also have a section on stocks, although it's pretty small.

      I've got a few pastas in there but Ravioli is a great idea, thanks!

      For sure.

      For now I have Vichyssoise, carrot soup, asparagus soup, split pea soup, cream of mushroom soup, and green pea soup.
      Onion soup is a good idea, she likes cheese so it should be useful.

      Risotto I think I will be skipping, I don't know if she'll get there anytime soon, but jambalaya is a good idea. I already put in the basics of fried rice.

      Mac n cheese is a good idea, too.

      Thanks a lot for helping me and giving tips!

      reddit spacing didn't read. But also I did read it and chilli and ragou are sloppa. I had a cook book that my mum bought me when I moved out that focused on making decent food with 4 or 5 ingreedients, young people hate buying alot of different things.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Throw in some slow cooker recipes. Nothing simpler than throwing food into a slow cooker and coming back from class to chicken soup/bbq ribs/cake.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Biscuits and gravy

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A cookbook is great, but what is she going to have in terms of cookware, or a kitchen? A fantastic cookbook with all sorts of recipes will likely be useless in a dormitory setting.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lol your daughter is going to get her holes fricking wrecked when she heads off on her own. She'll be cooking for lads after they pound her out. Then her "bf" will "head home" aka to his real gfs house. Your kid is going to get used and used. Congrats

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wagie comment with his misplaced ragie

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      When she left you for Derek, were you really surprised? I mean, what was the last thing you saw through?

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Teach her how to cook all kinds of breakfast food
    I hope you know how to do that because people who go to restaurants for breakfast are pathetic

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shrimp scampi is a good basic seafood dish
    Quiche is easy and flexible, plus girls love cheese
    Not mentioned yet but talk about slicing and preparing raw meat, that's a big hurdle for first time cooks

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'll make a note of it. Thank you.

      https://i.imgur.com/eSzuMUz.jpeg

      Ground turkey breakfast patties: mix 1 pound of 93% lean ground turkey with generous amounts of ground cayenne pepper, ground black pepper and pink salt.
      Form into 4 even balls and flatten to patty size
      Cook in medium-high heat using a little ghee/butter for 3.5 minutes on each side or until cooked through
      Pair with english muffins toasted in leftover juices from the pan and voila! Cheap, easy and very healthy breakfast patty. They also freeze and keep really really well when wrapped in aluminum, I make batches every two weeks and grab them on the go whenever I don't want to cook.

      What color are her nopples if you don't mind me asking?

      Sounds great. I'll try them myself.

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      reddit spacing didn't read. But also I did read it and chilli and ragou are sloppa. I had a cook book that my mum bought me when I moved out that focused on making decent food with 4 or 5 ingreedients, young people hate buying alot of different things.

      Ok.

      word of advice: frick the photos off. nothings worse than a recipe going on for 5 pages because someone stuffed the method full of photos

      Yeah, I'm not photographing every step, I am simply taking a photo of each finished recipe/dish/food. It'll still be a b***h to get through, I think.

      Thanks everyone. I think this tread can die in peace now. I appreciate your input.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ground turkey breakfast patties: mix 1 pound of 93% lean ground turkey with generous amounts of ground cayenne pepper, ground black pepper and pink salt.
    Form into 4 even balls and flatten to patty size
    Cook in medium-high heat using a little ghee/butter for 3.5 minutes on each side or until cooked through
    Pair with english muffins toasted in leftover juices from the pan and voila! Cheap, easy and very healthy breakfast patty. They also freeze and keep really really well when wrapped in aluminum, I make batches every two weeks and grab them on the go whenever I don't want to cook.

    What color are her nopples if you don't mind me asking?

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Post pics of your daughter first, then we may be of greater assistance.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Old frick

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    having a daughter is the most cucked thing a man can do

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    word of advice: frick the photos off. nothings worse than a recipe going on for 5 pages because someone stuffed the method full of photos

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As a man, some of the best dishes I'd enjoy consuming inbetween sessions of raw dogging your daughter that you should include for my pleasure would be.
    >Slow cooker BBQ pulled pork
    >Jumbalaya
    >Pork tonkatsu
    >Cowboy Casserole/Shepards Pie
    >Chicken Swarma
    >Some solid marinades for chicken quarters, and drumsticks. (Honey Ginger, jerk, spiedie/italian, bbq etc.)
    >a good meatball recipe or two. One for pasta the other subs
    >Choripollo/enchiladas/burritos
    >a good fettucini alfredo for chicken or shrimp
    >American ghoulash/quintissential sloppa gotta have it
    >a good roast potato recipe
    You add those in there I'll make sure she calls you once a week, and you can take her out for lunch once a month.

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