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Since its publication in 1998, Mark Bittman's award-winning How to Cook Everything has become an indispensable kitchen staple. This modern classic serves as both an endlessly inspiring recipe collection and comprehensive reference for cooks of all ages and abilities.
Now, with How to Cook Everything The Basics, Bittman has provided a book for true beginners and perennial students, one that captures the pleasure and simplicity of everyday home cooking and makes it accessible to everyone, in full-color, step-by-step action.
The Basics is the ultimate confidence-builder. Whether you're just learning your way around a stove or are hungry for detailed guidance, Bittman's sensible approach, along with instructive, realistic photography, offers just the encouragement you need.
How to Cook Everything The Basics is a rare cookbook that teaches by example. Each of the 1,000 gorgeous photographs and 185 recipes has a story to tell and a lesson to share (you'll find a list of them in the back of the book), all in a casual, unfussy way that makes meals as enjoyable to prepare as they are to eat.
The Basics also provides commonsense advice on how to stock your kitchen with equipment and ingredients, while special features scattered throughout offer useful information on general techniques like cooking pasta, choosing and using seafood, making bread, and 26 other skills for identifying and preparing foods from vegetables and beans to meats, soups, and desserts.
Along the way, Bittman's practical tips and variations, descriptive visual cues, and straightforward explanations will help you recognize doneness, taste and adjust seasoning, and learn to trust your instincts. How to Cook Everything The Basics is the next best thing to having America's favorite home cook right in the kitchen with you.
Wonderful cooking guide. 100% accurate when you follow instructions.Published 5 months ago by Roman Jemielity
Classic, great way to introduce yourself or a friend to some of the best ways to cook food. Teaches techniques and offers lots of recipes with both contemporary and traditional... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mary L
As a 23 year old moving away from home for the first time and having no clue how to cook (but also deciding that I was going to try and do as much home cooking as possible) this... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nick R
It's hard to beat Bittman and his works. This modern day Escoffier is well worth having handy on your bookshelves. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Doug W. Murray
Yes, it does have good recipes, but they're certainly not for everyone, and not really for a beginner cook. It's average.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love this cook book! Purchase was cheap and easy, delivery came on time and the book was in perfect shape. I can't wait to experiment with new recipes!Published 15 months ago by Megan Belanger