Having lived in the US for many years as a postdoctoral fellow, which is nothing but a glorified student's life, I am able to connect with the life of Lux and Meg. And it is so true that one has to cook to survive as a student abroad. Roomies/Foodies is certainly an excellent and handy guide for students going abroad for the first time. The pictures in it have a unique feel about them and the recipes. Though I wish some of the guides in the Appendix moved right to the start of the book as I think they are extremely useful. I also would like to see the book in print and buy the hard copy, as it would be a handy addition to our kitchen for all in my family as a quick reference while cooking.
Having spend some time studying abroad, have missed having a guide that's a help for students who are trying to balance being in a new environment and having to find recipes that are easy to make (besides being tasty!) - this is where "Roomies / Foodies: Fun'n Easy Cooking" fills the void. Well written with the amateur student cook in mind, Kudoo's to Lux and Meg for having put together this book, which I'd say needs to be part of the survival kit for any desi student trying to make their way to a foreign land!
Have been experimenting with some of the recipes and they are extremely easy to follow… Love the "tips" which couple as time-saving tricks and a practical approach to cooking. Bottom line, a great book to have and a must have if you are going traveling either as a student or moving to a new place and you need to find an easy guide to fun’n easy cooking!
I can totally relate to a lot of things written in this from my student days in New York. Brings back a lot of nostalgic memories and makes me wanna try all the recipes to relive those memories. This is an amazing beginners' guide for novice cooks who are figuring things out in a new place, whether it be in the US, Australia, Europe or India. I'm gonna make it a project to try one recipe a week until I'm done with them all.. Kudos to authors!
Congratulations to the authors for a cook book with a lot of funfilled stories following each recipe .I found it interesting for the bachelor group besides the students .Each recipe is simple and easy to make.The book cover is very attractive and the pictures are brilliant. I loved every bit of it and waiting to try it in the bachelor kitchen. Best wishes Arun