"Cooking, at its heart, is simple and straightforward. Even if
you''ve neverpicked up a pot or pan in your life, you can-and
should!-enjoy some time in the kitchen every day."
In How to Cook Everything The Basics, Mark Bittman
teaches fundamental cooking techniques and essential lessons
through 185 building-block recipes and 1,000 beautiful, instructive
photographs. With all the details you need to make delicious food
from breakfast to dessert, this is an irresistible, invaluable
guide for beginners, accomplished cooks, and everyone in
"Mark Bittman has removed the last obstacle to simply great home
cooking by including a foolproof, visual, and photographic
follow-along component to all the basics. The result is a virtual
preface to his seminal How to Cook Everything series."
-Mario Batali, Chef, Author, and Restaurateur
"Before you can cook well, you need to learn the basics. Mark
Bittman''s How to Cook Everything The Basics will make you
a better cook."
-Tom Colicchio, Chef and Owner of Craft
"Had Mark published this book earlier, I would not have had to
go to culinary school. This is a comprehensive guide to making
-David Chang, Chef/Owner of the Momofuku
restaurants, coauthor of Momofuku, and creator of Lucky