Synopses & Reviews
Homemade wonton soup in 30 minutes. Chicken Parmesan without dredging and frying. Fruit crisp on the stovetop. The secret to cooking fast is cooking smartandmdash;choosing and preparing fresh ingredients efficiently.
In How to Cook Everything Fast, Mark Bittman provides a game plan for becoming a better, more intuitive cook while you wake up your weekly meal routine with 2,000 main dishes and accompaniments that are simple to make, globally inspired, and bursting with flavor.
How to Cook Everything Fast is a book of kitchen innovations. Time managementandmdash; the essential principle of fast cookingandmdash; is woven into revolutionary recipes that do the thinking for you. Youandrsquo;ll learn how to take advantage of downtime to prepare vegetables while a soup simmers or toast croutons while whisking a dressing. Just cook as you readandmdash;and let the recipes guide you quickly and easily toward a delicious result.
Bittman overhauls hundreds of classics through clever (even unorthodox) use of equipment and techniquesandmdash;encouraging what he calls andldquo;naturally fast cookingandrdquo;andmdash;and the results are revelatory.
There are standouts like Cheddar Waffles with Bacon Maple Syrup (bold flavors in less time); Charred Brussels Sprout Salad with Walnuts and Gorgonzola (the food processor streamlines chopping); Spaghetti and Drop Meatballs with Tomato Sauce (no rolling or shaping); and Apple Crumble Under the Broiler (almost instant dessert gratification).
Throughout, Bittmanandrsquo;s commonsense advice and plentiful variations provide cooks with freedom and flexibility, with tips for squeezing in further shortcuts, streamlined kitchen notes, and illustrations to help you prep faster or cook without a recipe.
How to Cook Everything Fast puts time on your side and makes a lifetime of homemade meals an exciting and delicious reality.
andquot;The prolific Mark Bittman returns with a doorstop whose recipes neatly break down ingredients, prep and cook steps, variations and shortcuts, and suggested sides...Prediction: This book will beand#160;a standard gift for new cooks and off-to-college kids.andquot; andmdash;Scott Mowbray, Cooking Light
andquot;New York Times food writer Bittman returns with his How to Cook series, this time focusing on recipes that consider preparation time. Bittman believes we all have time to cook, we just need better recipesandmdash;and he does an excellent job of providing these dishes...At over a thousand pages, Bittman has delivered another brilliant, comprehensive reference.andquot;
andmdash;Publishers Weekly, starred
andldquo;Heandrsquo;s been teaching us how to cook delicious food for years, and now Mark Bittman continues the
tradition with a focus on innovative, quick meals. His newest project is so much more than your typical
cookbook; itandrsquo;s a lifestyle guide for reinventing the efficiency with which we eat great food. Mark Bittman
is one of my heroes and everyone can stand to have a copy of his newest book in their collection.andrdquo;
andmdash;MARIO BATALI, chef, author, and entrepreneur
andldquo;In How to Cook Everything Fast, Mark Bittman provides the reader with tools missing in most peopleandrsquo;s
cooking repertoire: intuition and common sense. Read, cook, and repeat.andrdquo;
andmdash;TOM COLICCHIO, chef and owner of Craft Restaurants
andldquo;Cook AND Fast in the same title? Mark Bittman makes it possible to do both with delicious, healthy
recipes that you can pull together quickly. This should be the go-to cookbook for anyone interested in
returning to preparing real food for themselves and their families.andrdquo;
andmdash;KATIE COURIC, global anchor for Yahoo! News and New York Times best-selling author
andldquo;Who wouldnandrsquo;t like to make life easier in the kitchen? With hundreds of leisurely recipes, tips, methods,
and instructions, Mark Bittman cooks next to you for a faster, effortless, and delicious outcome.andrdquo;
andmdash;JACQUES PandEacute;PIN, cookbook author, teacher, and host of numerous PBS-TV cooking series
andldquo;This is the most user-friendly cookbook for modern-day living Iandrsquo;ve ever seen. Damn you, Bittman!
Now I have no excuse left to order takeout.andrdquo;
andmdash;MEREDITH VIEIRA, award-winning journalist and host of The Meredith Vieira Show
New in our bestselling ringbound series, a definitive collection of 750 fast and flavorful recipes. Every one--from appetizers to desserts--can be made start to finish in 45 minutes or less (though many clock in at 25 minutes). Full of new and inventive features, like putting x to work (where we show you 5 distinctive ways to use things like pizza dough, tortellini, peanut butter, cream cheese, etc.), the ATK Quick Family Cookbook is the perfect way to get great, reliable, and flavorful food on the table in this time-crunched world. We also teach you how to think about and organize your pantry, tell you what equipment you need in a quick kitchen, and introduce you to our top shortcut ingredients. As well, we offer a feature called Knife School that will make you a more efficient cook and provide you with a supermarket guide and other core information.
The secret to cooking fast is cooking smartand#8212;how you choose and prepare your ingredients and make use of your time in the kitchen. In How to Cook Everything Fast, Mark Bittman'sand#160;latest innovative, comprehensive, must-have culinary reference,and#160;he shows how anyone can spend just a little time cooking and be able to make 2,000 innovative recipes that are delicious, varied, exciting, made from scratch, and ready in anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes.
About the Author
Mark Bittman is one of Americaand#8217;s best-known and most widely respected food writers. He covers food policy, cooking, and eating as an Opinion columnist for The New York Times and the paperand#8217;s Sunday Magazine. He produced "The Minimalist" column for 13 years and has starred in several popular Public Television cooking series. Now a frequent public speaker, he appears regularly on the Today Show and is a guest on a wide range of television and radio shows. Bittman has authored more than a dozen cookbooks, including How to Cook Everythingand#174; The Basics, How to Cook Everythingand#174;, How to Cook Everythingand#174; Vegetarian (all available as apps), Food Matters and The Food Matters Cookbook, and the new VB6and#8482;: Eat Vegan Before 6:00. For more information go to markbittman.com.