How to Cook Everything The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food - With 1,000 Photos Hardcover – Mar 6 2012
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'A gem for the inexperienced and experienced...this is a most useful book to add to any cookery shelf.' (Yorkshire Gazette & Herald, 30th May 2012)
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"Mark is an important voice in American home cooking, and this new book is essential for anyone wanting tasty, easy, fresh recipes."
—Jamie Oliver, Celebrity Chef and Activist
Photography by Romulo Yanes
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.See all Product Description
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Bought it first as a gift, then one for myself, then again (twice) as gifts! Have received feedback from the first recipient, who was so pleased to finally be able to make a decent poached egg after following the instructions in this book. She had also followed the instructions for a standing rib roast, and it turned out perfectly! She is so pleased with this book.
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I already know how to cook, but I still find this a very useful book. Lots of insights into what could go wrong, and where I could improve. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is the best cookbook I've ever owned, the only one I've used multiple recipes from and had them work out. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Chantal Jeanson
Great cookbook! Recipes are straight forward and delicious. Lots of pictures and background info on cooking included. Definitely recommend.Published 5 months ago by Scott Hill
Wonderful cooking guide. 100% accurate when you follow instructions.Published 15 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 17 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 19 months ago by Nick R