Hack Your Cupboard

Make Great Food with What You've Got

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

It’s not always easy to try out a new recipe, but sticking to what you know and love can get pretty boring. After a discussion of what food storage areas typically have (and what they ought to have), Hack Your Cupboard provides age-specific guidance to help you move on to more ambitious meals. This makes it the perfect book to take from the family pantry to a dorm room fridge, a first apartment, and beyond. With dozens of photographs as well as dream dinners for every skill level, this is the cookbook for anyone who wants to break out of a kitchen rut without breaking too much of a sweat.

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Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Social Studies, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Active Nonfiction
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 168
Publication Date 2019-10-01
Text Type Procedural
BISACS CKB070000, CKB113000, CKB020000
Dewey 641.5/52
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 1020
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator biography, Index, Recipes, Reviewed, and Step-by-step instructions

Author: Carla Carreon

Based in San Francisco, Carla Carreon enjoys sparkly beverages and adventures and is a master at doing dishes. She co-founded the blog Alyssa & Carla, which features accessible recipes and travel adventures. When not cooking or out of the country, she's working as a photographer and marketing professional.

Author: Alyssa Wiegand

Alyssa Wiegand is a lifelong party-thrower and feeder-of-others. She held her first formal dinner party (we're talking suits and prom dresses) in high school and has appeared in a Japanese magazine as a manga character serving Venezuelan arepas to the citizens of Tokyo. Her weaknesses are farmer's markets, antique anything, street food, and the word "artisan."


School Library Journal

“This colorful guide for beginning cooks emphasizes foundational knowledge alongside recipe variations that range from gourmet upgrades to spicy twists.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“[A] timely, practical resource for newbie cooks.”—Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“Insightful, creative, and entertaining, this volume makes for a perfect gift for those who don’t know a colander from a cauliflower.”—Publishers Weekly