Synopses & Reviews
Great Food Made Simple
This exceptional Special Edition package of Mark Bittman's award-winning, blockbuster cookbook, How to Cook Everything™, and the companion interactive CD-ROM, takes cooking to a whole new level. It is a resource for anyone who wants guidance from America's favorite home cook plus the ability to adapt his expertise to your daily cooking needs with a CD-ROM. Mark Bittman's relaxed, straightforward approach to cooking will allow you to enjoy yourself 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 cooks/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 Lynn Rossetto Kasper
"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 Pépin, award-winning chef, cookbook author, and host of his own PBS television series
"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 have How to Cook Everything™, a cookbook that will inspire American home cooks not only today but for years to come." —John Willoughby and Chris Schlesinger, co-authors of License to Grill
The interactive CD-ROM in this Special Edition will make cooking easier—and fun! You can… quickly search a database of more than 1,500 recipes, plus any that you create yourself… follow video and audio guidance on foods and cooking techniques from celebrity chefs… plan a work-day dinner or special occasion menu in minutes…plus much Visit us online at www.idgbooks.com
This exceptional package combines Bittman's award-winning cookbook with an interactive CD-ROM containing a 1,500-recipe database of both classic and contemporary dishes. An instant "create-a-menu" program allows cooks to print menu plans, recipes, and shopping lists. The CD is Windows 95/98-compatible and is Pentium compatible.
This exceptional package of Mark Bittman's award-winning, blockbuster cookbook, How To Cook Everything, plus an interactive CD-ROM of the same name, takes cooking to a whole new level! It is a must-have resource for anyone who wants guidance from the best home cook in America, plus the ability to adapt Bittman's expertise to the cooking needs of their daily lives with the tools offered by a CD-ROM.
Great food is simple to prepare. Mark Bittman has written a comprehensive book (now accompanied by an interactive CD-ROM) for every cookaspiring and experiencedwho longs for simple recipes that yield delicious food. It's for first-time cooks who want to learn the basics of good cooking from a reliable contemporary source. It's for cooks who are time-pressed and need to get healthful meals on the table with a minimum of fuss. And it's for old pros who yearn to brighten their repertoires with innovative recipes and tempting flavors. This is the cookbook of today's generation of cooks, setting new standards in good home cooking. How to Cook Everything
was written for you. Here are more than 1,500 recipes and variations for all occasions that reflect the way you cook today. The recipes are simple to prepare. More than half can be completed in less than 30 minutes, and many more in less than 60 minutes. The emphasis is on fresh, widely available ingredients, basic equipment, and healthful techniques. The recipes are accompanied by sound serving suggestions and time-saving tips. More than 250 explicit step-by-step illustrations make preparation easier than ever. You'll find additional special features in this exceptional book:
- Numbered steps in every recipe for ease in keeping your place
- Cooking times for every recipe
- Roasting times and temperatures as well as measurement conversions
- Helpful sidebars, such as "Twenty-Three Pasta Sauces You Can Make in Advance"
- An exhaustive menu-suggestion section
With the CD-ROM of How to Cook Everything
, interactive features make cooking even more efficient and pleasurable. You can:
- Search the 1,500 recipes in seconds for low-fat or low-calorie options or by ingredient, cuisine, or preparation time
- Access menus created by chefs for vegetarian feasts, Super Bowl parties, family dinners, and more
- Follow 80 audio and illustrated guides for everything from carving a turkey to making bread by hand
- Create your own recipes, automatic shopping lists, and nutrition profiles for any recipe
About the Author
Mark Bittman is a nationally acclaimed authority on cooking. He writes about food for many magazines and newspapers. His column, "The Minimalist," appears Wednesdays in the New York Times. He is the author of Fish, winner of an International Association of Culinary Professionals/Julia Child Cookbook Award. He lives with his family in Connecticut.
Table of Contents
Pizza, Bruschetta, Sandwiches, Pitas, and Burritos.
Cookies, Brownies, and Cakes.
Eggs, Breakfast, and Brunch Dishes.
Sauces, Salsas, and Spice Mixtures.
Fifty Cookbooks I'd Rather Not Live Without.
List of Illustrations.