How to Cook Everything

How to Cook Everything

The Basics All You Need to Make Great Food

eBook - 2012
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"The next best thing to having Mark Bittman in the kitchen with youMark Bittman's highly acclaimed, bestselling book How to Cook Everything is an indispensable guide for any modern cook. With How to Cook Everything The Basics he reveals how truly easy it is to learn fundamental techniques and recipes. From dicing vegetables and roasting meat, to cooking building-block meals that include salads, soups, poultry, meats, fish, sides, and desserts, Bittman explains what every home cook, particularly novices, should know.More than 1,000 beautiful and instructive photographs throughout the book reveal key preparation details that make every dish inviting and accessible. With clear and straightforward directions, Bittman's practical tips and variation ideas, and visual cues that accompany each of the 171 recipes, cooking with The Basics is like having Bittman in the kitchen with you. This is the essential how-to cookbook, with more than 1,000 beautiful and helpful photos of step-by-step techniques and finished recipes Special "Basics" pages cover essentials like equipping a kitchen and stocking a pantry, what to look for when buying produce, how to tell when food is done, and more Tips and variations let home cooks hone their skills and be creative How to Cook Everything The Basics is an absolutely essential beginner's cookbook and an irresistible and invaluable guide for accomplished cooks"-- Provided by publisher.
"A 4-color book with more than 1,000 how-to and finished recipe photos"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781118198520
Branch Call Number: AXIS 360
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 486 pages) : color illustrations


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Jun 24, 2019

Cookbooks recommended by Laura Windecker March 2019

JCLMattC May 02, 2019

Maybe the most helpful cookbook I've ever run across. First he explains all the techniques of cooking and then puts them together into recipes. Pictures are amazing, directions are clear and easy to understand and the blueberry muffins I made were terrific.

Jan 15, 2019

I wish I had this book when I learned to cook. Very good.

Aug 10, 2018

Very, very good! You'll probably want to buy your own copy.

Mar 22, 2017

Bought book 2017.

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 03, 2016

Mark Bittman is a cooking samurai. This book completely changed the way I cook and think about food. Bittman has a way of explaining the process and the possible variations that makes cooking a limitless science. I love all of the author's cookbooks, but this one holds a special place in my heart because it transformed my life. Unfortunately, all non-Bittman cookbooks now disappoint me.

Nov 21, 2014

This was surprising. I thought it was what the title says: basic cooking. Not at all. Yes it covers very well the basic techniques with great illustrations, but then it goes on to give really interesting and great tasting recipes. For example it will give the basic "blueprint" on how to buy amd cook grains. and then will give wonderful recipes and variations for every grain on the market. I am going to buy this for my young niece as a present.

Aug 20, 2013

Very good basic cooking book.

May 02, 2012

One of the best illistrated cookbooks out there for the everyday mom making meals for her family. Easy, colorful ideas and tips on how to make your everyday meals even better.


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this book is awesome! i think you should read it if you love cooking. You learn SO MANY GREAT RECIPIES! I definetly think you should read it anyway! you can find different skills and recipies you may have never heard of!


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