FDTag: cooking for dummies recipes
FDTag: cooking for dummies recipes

Tag: cooking for dummies recipes


Hairy Bikers’ Dave Myers: Cooking up memories of a great man

I can’t claim that I regularly cook from all of them, but the dog-eared appearance and stained pages of many of them bear witness to the fact that a good proportion do indeed find their way onto my trusty cast-iron cookbook stand.

Inevitably, though, we all have our favorites, those volumes we keep going back to. This is as much about the way they are written as it is about the recipes themselves, the character and joy of food which leaps off the page of a really good cookbook.

One of the most-used cookbooks in my house is my go-to curry recipe book: The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries. Unless you are determined to delve into the deepest recesses of regional Indian cooking, I contend that this is the only curry cookbook you will ever need.

Not only do the recipes all work, and the dishes taste delicious, but the sheer enthusiasm and unalloyed enjoyment of the authors leap off the page. They are not chefs, and you don’t need to be a chef to cook up a masterpiece – you just need to understand that cooking should be fun.

That book has been on my cookbook stand this week, that


Lake Shore principal teaches elementary students how to cook

DERBY, NY — Principal Colleen Politowski at Highland Elementary School in the Lake Shore Central School District stays after school two days a week, just so she can teach her 4th and 5th graders how to cook.

Sizzling chicken and chopping food is a staple for any kitchen, but this kitchen has chefs working that are certainly younger than most.

“I cooked the chicken on the stove and flipped it,” said 5th grade student Madyson Cassman.

Madyson Cassman


Madyson Cassman (right) was in charge of cooking the chicken breasts on the stove top.

Madyson and 21 of her Highland Elementary classmates do all the cooking.

“I get to hang around with them and make fun memories with them,” said 5th grade student Irelyn Strong.

“I can cook steak, I can cook chicken and a bunch of stuff,” said 5th grade student Wyatt Knauer.

5th grade Wyatt Knauer


Wyatt Knauer was one of several students cutting the chicken breasts and slices of bacon.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, the group stays after school to cook a meal together.

Tuesday’s final menu for the 5th graders was smoked mozzarella chicken strips with tortellini carbonara, and bird breadsticks.

Highland Elementary


Every student left