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Cooking Basics: K-State responds to Kansans’ wants

Publication series helps to brush up skills in the kitchen, organizers say

September 15, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A little less than six months ago, in the early days of stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kansans responding to a survey from the state’s extension service said they needed a brush-up on cooking skills.

Lisa Martin and several of her colleagues on a Kansas State University team focusing on nutrition, food safety and health listened.

“What we heard was that people wanted help with preparing meals, eating well on a budget and improving their cooking skills because they were spending more time at home,” said Martin, an extension agent in Shawnee County.

The response is a seven-part series now available through the K-State Research and Extension bookstore, listed under the headings ‘Cooking Basics’ and ‘The Well-Stocked Kitchen.’

The full series includes:

“Our goal for this series was to provide something that could be easily used by all populations, such as new cooks, youth learning basic skills, cooks on a budget and people needing to brush up on cooking skills,” Martin said.

Martin, who works with the federally-supported Expanded Food, Nutrition and Education Program, said the publications work nicely as a workbook kept in the home kitchen, or used to teach basic cooking classes.

The publications are available for free online, or can be ordered by calling the K-State Research and Extension bookstore at 785-532-5830.

At a glance

A series of publications now available from K-State Research and Extension will help people brush up on their home cooking skills.

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K-State Research and Extension bookstore

Notable quote

“Our goal for this series was to provide something that could be easily used by all populations, such as new cooks, youth learning basic skills, cooks on a budget and people needing to brush up on cooking skills."

— Lisa Martin, Expanded Food, Nutrition and Education Program agent, Shawnee County

Source

Lisa Martin
785-232-0062, ext. 119
ljmartin@ksu.edu

Written by

Pat Melgares
785-532-1160
melgares@ksu.edu

For more information: 

Cooking Basics: Getting Started

The Well-Stocked Kitchen: Pantry and Non-Refrigerated Foods

The Well-Stocked Kitchen: Refrigerated and Frozen Foods

Cooking Basics: Measuring Tools and How to Use Them

Cooking Basics: Basic Cooking Terms

Cooking Basics: Making a Meal from What's On Hand

Cooking Basics: Reducing a Recipe

 

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