Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

OMG! A great guide for novice cooks.

Learning to cook can be a little intimidating even for a young foodie. But a new cookbook published by Tate Publishing  – www.tatepublishing.com  –  takes a little of the fear and trepidation out of the process.

“OMG – Oh My Gosh! I’m In College and I Never Learned to Cook” is written by Hollis Ledbetter,  a mom who knows what it means to send your kids off to school armed with book smarts but maybe not the skills it takes to create meals like they had at home.

The majority of the recipes are pretty simple, many of them with only four or five ingredients. The directions are short and straight forward. The information includes lists for the necessary utensils, basic pantry items, a glossary of kitchen terms, health hints and much more. Chapters are divided by theme. These include: Registration – which covers the basic things such as an egg salad sandwich; BA – all about breakfast; PHD – the Perfectly Hosted Dinner Party and Without Mom’s Touch – a roundup of stuff mom used to make, just to name a few.  www.OMG!Cookbooks.com

The book is dedicated to Ann Haughton Sample, the author’s mother and the creator of all the artwork found throughout the book. Sample was a well-known artist in her time and founded The Anna Houghton Sample Foundation, which is dedicated to “provide children, who otherwise wound not, have the opportunity to go to art camp so they could be touched by art.” Some of the proceeds from the book will support the foundation.

Rita Connelly
Rita Connelly

  1. I had to laugh when I read the preface about sending kids off to college without the skills to cook for themselves. I’m guilty as well – in fact I still had reservations about letting my daughter use really sharp paring knives when she left. This book would have made a great going away present three years ago. No no matter, I figure it’s not too late even now.

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