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Publisher Comments:

Here's the book that will get you cooking.

Whether you need to cook for your family or you love to eat and want to learn how to cook, How to Cook Everything?: The Basics is your indispensable guide.

Mark Bittman, author of the bestselling, award-winning comprehensive cookbook How to Cook Everything?, presents just what a cook needs to know in order to prepare essential and classic recipes — a great steak, a perfect omelet, or delicious brownies.

Among the 100 core recipes, you?ll find:

  • Staple dishes like Simple Roast Chicken, Sautéed Pork Chops, Classic Beef Stew, Mashed Potatoes, Rice Pilaf, and Corn Bread
  • Popular modern classics including Shrimp Cocktail, Classic Risotto, Pan-Grilled Salmon Fillets, and Stir-Fry Chicken with Broccoli
  • Updated fast versions of traditional favorites like Weekday Morning Scrambled Eggs, Quick-Braised Carrots with Butter, Fastest Yeast Bread, and Quick Coffee Cake

You?ll also find 30 additional recipes:

  • "Good To Know" dishes including Black Bean Soup and Herb-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast — simple, delicious choices that are worth adding to your repertoire
  • "Best From Scratch" recipes, like Quickest Chicken Stock, that are used in core dishes from chicken soup to risotto — preparations that you might buy in the store but are far better homemade

To go beyond the basics, there are detailed flavor variations and lists of simple ideas. If you need more background, there are "Basics of..." boxes, plus tips on buying, preparing, and cooking foods, and step-by-step illustrations for tricky techniques like shucking clams and preparing peppers.

Throughout the book you?ll also find information that will help build your foundation of cooking knowledge, written in Bittman?s relaxed, straightforward style. There?s a nuts-and-bolts review of essential kitchen tools and core cooking techniques like grilling, roasting, and braising. Each chapter begins with basic guidelines on the food in that chapter, explaining how to buy fish, include vegetables in any meal, bake pies, and more. And for quick reference on what "parboil" or "reduction sauce" means, there?s a glossary.

With How to Cook Everything?: The Basics Mark Bittman, who learned to cook in his own home kitchen, will help you cook good, simple food for every meal.

Synopsis:

The next best thing to having Mark Bittman in the kitchen with you

Mark 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.

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 185 recipes, cooking with How to Cook Everything The Basics is like having Bittman in the kitchen with you.

  • This is the essential teaching cookbook, with 1,000 photos illustrating every technique and recipe; the result is a comprehensive reference thats both visually stunning and utterly practical.
  • Special Basics features scattered throughout simplify broad subjects with sections like “Think of Vegetables in Groups,” “How to Cook Any Grain,” and “5 Rules for Buying and Storing Seafood.”
  • 600 demonstration photos each build on a step from the recipe to teach a core lesson, like “Cracking an Egg,” “Using Pasta Water,” “Recognizing Doneness,” and “Crimping the Pie Shut.”
  • Detailed notes appear in blue type near selected images. Here Mark highlights what to look for during a particular step and offers handy advice and other helpful asides.
  • Tips and variations let cooks hone their skills and be creative.

Synopsis:

Here’s the book that will get you cooking.

Whether you need to cook for your family or you love to eat and want to learn how to cook, How to Cook Everything™: The Basics is your indispensable guide.

Mark Bittman, author of the bestselling, award-winning comprehensive cookbook How to Cook Everything™, presents just what a cook needs to know in order to prepare essential and classic recipes–a great steak, a perfect omelet, or delicious brownies.

Among the 100 core recipes, you’ll find:

  • Staple dishes like Simple Roast Chicken, Sautéed Pork Chops, Classic Beef Stew, Mashed Potatoes, Rice Pilaf, and Corn Bread
  • Popular modern classics including Shrimp Cocktail, Classic Risotto, Pan-Grilled Salmon Fillets, and Stir-Fry Chicken with Broccoli
  • Updated fast versions of traditional favorites like Weekday Morning Scrambled Eggs, Quick-Braised Carrots with Butter, Fastest Yeast Bread, and Quick Coffee Cake

You’ll also find 30 additional recipes:

  • "Good To Know" dishes including Black Bean Soup and Herb-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast–simple, delicious choices that are worth adding to your repertoire
  • "Best From Scratch" recipes, like Quickest Chicken Stock, that are used in core dishes from chicken soup to risotto–preparations that you might buy in the store but are far better homemade

To go beyond the basics, there are detailed flavor variations and lists of simple ideas. If you need more background, there are "Basics of . . ." boxes, plus tips on buying, preparing, and cooking foods, and step-by-step illustrations for tricky techniques like shucking clams and preparing peppers.

Throughout the book you’ll also find information that will help build your foundation of cooking knowledge, written in Bittman’s relaxed, straightforward style. There’s a nuts-and-bolts review of essential kitchen tools and core cooking techniques like grilling, roasting, and braising. Each chapter begins with basic guidelines on the food in that chapter, explaining how to buy fish, include vegetables in any meal, bake pies, and more. And for quick reference on what "parboil" or "reduction sauce" means, there’s a glossary.

With How to Cook Everything™: The Basics Mark Bittman, who learned to cook in his own home kitchen, will help you cook good, simple food for every meal.

About the Author

Mark Bittman is a nationally known authority on cooking and author of "The Minimalist," the weekly cooking column in the New York Times. His bestselling cookbook, How to Cook Everything?, won both the Julia Child (IACP) and James Beard awards, one of the few ever to do so. Bittman has written a number of other books including The Minimalist Entertains and Fish: The Complete Guide to Buying and Cooking. He lives in Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Salads and soups — Pasta — Fish — Poultry — Meat — Grains and beans — Vegetables — Fruit desserts and pie — Cookies and cakes — Breads and breakfast.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764567568
Author:
Bittman, Mark
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Courses & Dishes - General
Subject:
Quick & Easy
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Subject:
Cooking
Subject:
General Cooking
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
1.
Publication Date:
20030325
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 8 in

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The next best thing to having Mark Bittman in the kitchen with you

Mark 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.

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 185 recipes, cooking with How to Cook Everything The Basics is like having Bittman in the kitchen with you.

  • This is the essential teaching cookbook, with 1,000 photos illustrating every technique and recipe; the result is a comprehensive reference thats both visually stunning and utterly practical.
  • Special Basics features scattered throughout simplify broad subjects with sections like “Think of Vegetables in Groups,” “How to Cook Any Grain,” and “5 Rules for Buying and Storing Seafood.”
  • 600 demonstration photos each build on a step from the recipe to teach a core lesson, like “Cracking an Egg,” “Using Pasta Water,” “Recognizing Doneness,” and “Crimping the Pie Shut.”
  • Detailed notes appear in blue type near selected images. Here Mark highlights what to look for during a particular step and offers handy advice and other helpful asides.
  • Tips and variations let cooks hone their skills and be creative.

"Synopsis" by , Here’s the book that will get you cooking.

Whether you need to cook for your family or you love to eat and want to learn how to cook, How to Cook Everything™: The Basics is your indispensable guide.

Mark Bittman, author of the bestselling, award-winning comprehensive cookbook How to Cook Everything™, presents just what a cook needs to know in order to prepare essential and classic recipes–a great steak, a perfect omelet, or delicious brownies.

Among the 100 core recipes, you’ll find:

  • Staple dishes like Simple Roast Chicken, Sautéed Pork Chops, Classic Beef Stew, Mashed Potatoes, Rice Pilaf, and Corn Bread
  • Popular modern classics including Shrimp Cocktail, Classic Risotto, Pan-Grilled Salmon Fillets, and Stir-Fry Chicken with Broccoli
  • Updated fast versions of traditional favorites like Weekday Morning Scrambled Eggs, Quick-Braised Carrots with Butter, Fastest Yeast Bread, and Quick Coffee Cake

You’ll also find 30 additional recipes:

  • "Good To Know" dishes including Black Bean Soup and Herb-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast–simple, delicious choices that are worth adding to your repertoire
  • "Best From Scratch" recipes, like Quickest Chicken Stock, that are used in core dishes from chicken soup to risotto–preparations that you might buy in the store but are far better homemade

To go beyond the basics, there are detailed flavor variations and lists of simple ideas. If you need more background, there are "Basics of . . ." boxes, plus tips on buying, preparing, and cooking foods, and step-by-step illustrations for tricky techniques like shucking clams and preparing peppers.

Throughout the book you’ll also find information that will help build your foundation of cooking knowledge, written in Bittman’s relaxed, straightforward style. There’s a nuts-and-bolts review of essential kitchen tools and core cooking techniques like grilling, roasting, and braising. Each chapter begins with basic guidelines on the food in that chapter, explaining how to buy fish, include vegetables in any meal, bake pies, and more. And for quick reference on what "parboil" or "reduction sauce" means, there’s a glossary.

With How to Cook Everything™: The Basics Mark Bittman, who learned to cook in his own home kitchen, will help you cook good, simple food for every meal.

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