How to Cook Everything: 2nd Edition Special Edition (no rebate offer; no sticker): 2000 Simple Recipes for Great Food Completely Updated Tenth Anniversary Edition Hardcover – 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.
Most recent customer reviews
Probably one of the best cookbooks you can buy.
If you're looking for glossy pictures, this book isn't for you.
This is a cookbook, not a picture book.
lots of good recipes and tips well written recipes for everything from soup to nuts . recommend for anyone looking for a good cookbookPublished on Feb. 7 2014 by Darlene Jamieson
this was the best cookbook i ever bought. it has tons of sauces and tells you how to use them....so many things i can't even remember them all....you won't be let down... Read morePublished on Dec 3 2013 by Jacqueline Read
It does tell you how to cook EVERYTHING!!!!! Great cookbook and it is being used unlike other cookbooks just sitting in the cupboard.Published on March 11 2013 by greatdeals
I received this cookbook when I first moved out of my parents' house. It's the perfect cookbook for a new cook. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2011 by Claire Mysak
This is an awesome book. One of my own Chef/Instructors used it in Culinary school so I new it must be a good one. The new updated version is better than ever. Read morePublished on May 1 2011 by cookinginstructor