Saturday, August 23, 2014

{Review & U.S. Giveaway} THE GYM LIFE COOKING TECHNIQUE BOOK by Colin Stuckert

ISBN #: 978-1500506322
Page Count: 50
Copyright: July 1, 2014
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

By learning how to cook, you become the absolute ruler of your results. What you will learn from this book:

  • How to cook 99% of the ingredients you come across by knowing only a few cooking techniques!
  • Impress your friends and family with how great your meals taste after spending mere minutes learning the techniques!
  • A simple technique for cooking chicken perfect every single time. (You'll never again have to eat a "boring" chicken breasts.)
  • How to always develop a "crust" on your steak.
  • How to prepare fish to perfection in less than 10 minutes... every single time.
  • A way to fall in love with your veggies. (And watch your kids do the same!)
  • Why salt isn't "bad" for you like most think... if you always follow my "seasoning" procedure.
  • How to cook an egg 5 ways. (And how you'll regularly want to eat "breakfast for dinner.")
  • The most important aspect of making a healthy dessert. And a few of my staple go-to desserts that keep my annoying sweet tooth at bay!
  • A technique for making large meals with only the push of a button.
  • The basic techniques that I use to do 99% of my cooking.
  • How to use the simplest cooking technique in the book to make over 5 meals for then week... and it only takes 5 minutes of cooking!

Mandy's Review:

While I'm not culinarily trained, I'm not a novice in the kitchen either. So, reading THE GYM LIFE COOKING TECHNIQUE BOOK gave me an insight here or there, but nothing drastic. This book would probably have better structure as an ebook. There are links available to ebook users where free downloads of each technique can be gotten.

I firmly believe cooking for yourself and your family using fresh, quality ingredients is the best way to go. If you're busy during the week, do like I've started doing: Cook a lot on the weekends so that you have enough leftovers to carry you through the week. This works especially well for me because it's only my husband and I at home.

There is one thing mentioned in the book that I disagree with slightly. Cooking healthy and at home will not give you abs. Yes, it will certainly help you to be healthy and, likely, more active, but I think the abs would come if you worked out along with eating better. Which brings me to another thought ... Nowhere in this book does it mention exercising and working out. Yes, this is a cooking technique book. I get that. But food alone will not make you skinny, will not tone your flabby arms as you lose the weight, and will not build muscle in your arms, legs, and stomach. Food is certainly a key factor, but exercise in conjunction with eating healthier could have been mentioned.

I did learn something from this book that I've not heard anywhere else. I've never heard it mentioned to temper your meat before cooking. I will be trying that out to see the difference that it makes. I'm all about experimentation in the kitchen and I think you should be, too.

In the spirit of Colin's book, how else are you to learn until you try?

*A physical copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

U. S. Giveaway:

We're giving away one physical copy of THE GYM LIFE COOKING TECHNIQUE BOOK. The giveaway is open until August 29th at 11:59 p.m. On August 30th, a winner will be chosen and contacted. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, or does not provide a U.S. mailing address, another winner will be chosen in their place.

Good luck!

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