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TNC 083: PREP: The Essential College Cookbook

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As graduation looms, the reality of what follows is a sobering thought for every parent out there whose children are taking the next step in their lives. Your child will be living on their own for the first time, preparing their own meals and in charge of their own nutrition.

Luckily for us, we have a lifesaver on the show today in the form of my friend and colleague, Katie Morford, author of Prep: The Essential College Cookbook. Katie is a food and nutrition writer who lives in San Francisco with her husband and three daughters. She has written three cookbooks and her writing and recipes have appeared, among others, in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Family Circle, and Oprah.

Listen in on our conversation as we discuss why this topic is important, how cooking aides socializing, and the disadvantages of not preparing your kids for taking this leap. She even has some advice for parents who worry that they’ve missed the boat and neglected exposing their teens to cooking. If you have someone in your family going off to college, this episode is a great insight into the next step.

"When I ask my kids what they're cooking and they tell me they just found a recipe online, I always hold my breath because there are so many unreliable recipes online. That bums me out because if you're a starter cook and you put the time… Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn about Prep Cookbook:

  • The most compelling reasons for cooking at home as a college student.
  • How Katie came to write her latest book.
  • Why it is never too early to prepare your kids for cooking for themselves.
  • Why, no matter how well you think you have prepared your kids, you will still panic.
  • Katie’s advice for parents who worry they’ve underprepared.
  • How Katie involved her kids in the writing of Prep.
  • Why Katie loves simple reliable recipes when dealing with beginners.

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