How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food (Paperback)

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    MARK BITTMAN writes the popular weekly "Minimalist" column for the New York Times. His other books include The Best Recipes in the World and Fish: The Complete Guide to Buying and Cooking. He also hosts the public television cooking series How to Cook Everything: Bittman Takes on America's Chefs.
    Great Food Made Simple

    Here's the breakthrough one-stop cooking reference for today's generation of cooks! Nationally known cooking authority Mark Bittman shows you how to prepare great food for all occasions using simple techniques, fresh ingredients, and basic kitchen equipment. Just as important, How to Cook Everything takes a relaxed, straightforward approach to cooking, so you can enjoy yourself in the kitchen and still achieve outstanding results.

    Praise for How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman:

    "In his introduction to How to Cook Everything, Mark Bittman says, 'Anyone can cook, and most everyone should.' Now, hopefully everyone will -- this work is a rare achievement. Mark is in that pantheon of a few gifted cook/writers who make very, very good food simple and accessible. I read his recipes and my mouth waters. I read his directions and head for the kitchen. Bravo, Mark, for taking us away from take-out and back to the fun of food."
    -- Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of the international public radio show "The Splendid Table with Lynne Rossetto Kasper"

    "Mark Bittman is the best home cook I know, and How to Cook Everything is the best basic cookbook I've seen."
    -- Jean-Georges Vongerichten, award-winning chef/owner of Jean-Georges

    "Useful to the novice cook or the professional chef, How to Cook Everything is a tour de force cookbook by Mark Bittman. Mark lends his considerable knowledge and clear, concise writing style to explanations of techniques and quick, classic recipes. This is a complete, reliable cookbook."
    -- Jacques Pepin, chef, cookbook author, and host of his own PBS television series

    "Sometimes all the things that a particular person does best come together in a burst of synergy, and the result is truly marvelous. This book is just such an instance. Mark Bittman is not only the best home cook we know, he is also a born teacher, a gifted writer, and a canny kitchen tactician who combines great taste with eminent practicality. Put it all together and you haveHow to Cook Everything, a cookbook that will inspire American home cooks not only today but for years to come."
    -- John Willoughby and Chris Schlesinger, coauthors of License to Grill


    ISBN 9780471789185
    Genre COOKING / Methods / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 944
    Publisher Date 2006-03-20 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Copyright Year 1998
    Unit weight 3.4 lb
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 8.0 in
    Thickness 2.0 in
    Language English
    Subtitle Simple Recipes for Great Food
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Bittman, Mark
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Excellent Book

      I love to cook and I collect cookbooks. This cookbook is really nice. It really does tell you how to cook everything and it does it in a level anyone can understand. I liked it so much I am giving it as a gift this year. It is a great cookbook for someone just starting out or someone who has cooked for years!

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    • How to Cook Everything
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      Shipping was fast. Arrived in perfect condition. great cookbook - but not pictures :(

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    • How to Cook Everything
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      Bought this for my 20 something son. He loves it! From mashed potatoes to meatloaf, margaritas to lemonade. Great overall cookbook for the new generation of cooks.

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    • Great Cookbook
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      I used to rely on the Joy of Cooking as my basic cookbook, but for anyone who is a practiced cook to a newbie to the world of cooking, this is a great resource. I've actually purchased it for my 22 year old nephew who is out on his own for the first time.

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    • great book
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      I got this for my recently widowed father in law who was living on beans and rice while trying to teach himself to cook. It's written by a man and is very clear and straightforward. Terms are described, most ingredients used are easy to find (even in a small town population 88). The recipes are easy and as skills improve, there are recipes that are more complex. I should be clear, it is written like a regular cookbook, is not arranged from simple to complex. I meant that the book is great for beginners as well as experienced cooks. It really is a more friendly version of "Joy of Cooking"....

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    • nice book
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      A practical guide to cooking, well, everything! Unlike Joy of Cooking (which I also own), this book is less complicated and boils down basic cooking techniques to their essence. It is inspiring to use because of its elegant simplicity - in the first week I made homemade mayonnaise and fresh shortcake biscuits, 2 items I had never tried. This book focuses on making the basics accessible and encourages the reader to expand beyond that. Great addition.

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