- Hardcover: 1056 pages
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 10 edition (Oct. 3 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470398574
- ISBN-13: 978-0470398579
- Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 5.7 x 23.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 2 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #208,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How to Cook Everything: 2nd Edition Special Edition (no rebate offer; no sticker): 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food, Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition Hardcover – Special Edition, Oct 20 2008
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"How to Cook Everything is a masterwork of huge proportions...this is a culinary classic...will not disappoint." (MostlyFood.co.uk, July 2009) 'Abulky, considerable resource that will probably last you a lifetime' (YUM.fi, July 2012)
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How do you update a classic? For his bestselling, award-winning How to Cook Everythingthe modern bible of home cookingMark Bittman started from scratch, going page by page, recipe by recipe, carefully blending the best of the beloved original with appealing new recipes and fresh, current information. The result is an even more useful and authoritative cookbook, ready to inform, inspire, and guide new and accomplished cooks alikethe single book to turn to for every kitchen endeavor.
Bittman has added hundreds of new dishes, and completely updated the remaining recipes and every line of guidance. New features abound: Each chapter now opens with "Essential Recipes," a section that highlights the core dishes for every cook's repertoire, such as building blocks for simple soups or ten ways to cook any seafood. He has also expanded the chapters on vegetables and fruits, grains, beans, and desserts. New charts will help you customize recipes with a variety of flavors and ingredients, and new how-to illustrations bring the total to nearly 400. With this revision, Bittman also tags fast, make-ahead, and vegetarian recipes with icons for easy menu planning.
The new How to Cook Everything provides a lifetime's worth of quick, simple, and delicious options. Its 2,000 recipes and variations cover everything from Pad Thai and Carrot Salad with Cumin to Simplest Whole Roast Chicken, Six Ways and Traditional Apple Pie. All of the recipes are easy to preparemore than half can be completed in 30 minutes (many in even less time)and none requires special equipment or fancy techniques. Throughout, the emphasis is on fresh, widely available ingredients and healthy, uncomplicated preparations.
As always, Bittman's recipes are instantly appealing, uniquely accessible, and refreshingly straightforward. And many of the special features you loved in the original are still here, too, fully updated. Bittman's thoughtful and inspiring sidebars and lists (like "Twenty-Five Pasta Sauces You Can Make in Advance") and suggested menus for every occasion make How to Cook Everything more valuable and indispensable than everthe one cookbook you need for fast and flavorful home-cooked food every day of the year.See all Product description
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Bittman's book is a godsend... now I am those people who can buy whatever looks good at the grocery store! With a decent collection of condiments, pantry staples and this book, I know I can make something delicious with what I have on hand.
The substitutions and variations are brilliant (although sometimes hard to keep track of after that first glass of wine) and they literally teach you how to cook. This book gave me confidence to taste and tweak way more than I did before. He explains things so clearly, really anybody can cook.
Downside: no pictures. I swear you won't even miss them.
That seemed to me like where we would stay until I found the Completely Revised Tenth Anniversary Edition of How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. With this book, I can create almost anything I used to enjoy at my mom's house or in a restaurant. I also feel confident about achieving those results because this book answers my unanswered questions.
I was astonished to see how many flavors I like in sauces can be created very easily. Wow!
In addition, I can now look forward to healthier eating by knowing what ingredients are being used rather than relying on so many prepared ingredients.
If you already know how to make great recipes from scratch, you won't be as impressed by this book as I am. In fact, you probably won't need it.
To use a metaphor, this book isn't the ultimate cook book. It's the step-up cookbook for those who have mastered the simplest kitchen preparations but want to learn how to do more and create the kind of results that you don't experience in 90 percent of American kitchens.
I highly recommend as a gift to a young adult or for someone who hasn't done a lot of cooking.
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If you're looking for glossy pictures, this book isn't for you.
This is a cookbook, not a picture book.