"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."
—Mark Bittman Hands-On Cooking
InHow 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 between.
"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."
, Chef, Author, and Restaurateur
"Before you can cook well, you need to learn the basics. Mark Bittman'sHow to Cook Everything The Basics
will make you a better cook."
, Chef and Owner of Craft Restaurants
"Had Mark published this book earlier, I would not have had to go to culinary school. This is a comprehensive guide to making delicious food."
, Chef/Owner of the Momofuku restaurants, coauthor ofMomofuku
, and creator of Lucky Peach