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The Teen Vegetarian

The Teen Vegetarian: A Teen Nutrition Book

Submitter: I don’t know how this one has managed to survive on the shelf for this long. I’m usually very strict with the health and diet collections. While the content of this one isn’t terribly bad, no teen is ever going to crack open a book with that cover. In my library, this one is even less likely to pull any circs as it pre-dates the creation of our YA non-fiction collection and was hiding in with the general non-fiction collection.

Holly: I wish Submitter had included page 14 (below) because I want to see how that paragraph ends. A loin-clothed Indian hermit? Really? Vegetarianism is much  more popular and mainstream now than it was even in 1991, so I doubt that’s what teens think of when they hear the word “vegetarian.” Also, what the heck are those things on the cover? Squashes? White eggplants? This is a very bizarre cover! It is cut off, and the full-length image is on Amazon, but this is still pretty odd.

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Martha Stwart’s Quick Cook

Martha Stewart Quick Cooks

Submitter: Martha Stewart cookbooks are pretty much a no-brainer purchase for our mid-sized public library collection but I think this one has reached the end of its life span. Also, I’m not sure Martha’s definition of quick to prepare food matches with any other human on the planet.

Holly: Well, leaving the head and scales on the fish definitely saves time (picture below). And that pink dress! Wow!


Martha, Martha, Martha!

Martha Stewart Weddings

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Oven Fried Squirrel

Your Friend Mayonnaise

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Cooking for One is FUN!

Cooking for One is Fun

I get the feeling this book’s title is about your self-esteem since you can’t even get someone to have a meal with you. It is almost like the publisher is trying so hard to sell you on your lonely lot in life.

I can buy there is need for cooking for a single person, but I am sure it is not this particular book. The cover is boring and obviously has “substances” of questionable origin on the cover. I am quite sure no one will miss this book.

Single people, time to get in the kitchen and have some fun. Really.


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Minimal Effort Cooking

It’s Congealed!

Sandwiches from Hell

Saucepans and the Single Girl

Be a Real American! Eat a Hamburger!

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