How to Cook Everything The Basics: All You Need To Make Great Food - With 1,000 Photos by Mark BittmanHow to Cook Everything The Basics: All You Need To Make Great Food - With 1,000 Photos by Mark Bittman

How to Cook Everything The Basics: All You Need To Make Great Food - With 1,000 Photos

byMark Bittman

Hardcover | March 6, 2012

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The next best thing to having Mark Bittman in the kitchen with you Mark Bittman's highly acclaimed, bestselling book How to Cook Everything is an indispensable guide for any modern cook. With How to Cook Everything The Basics he reveals how truly easy it is to learn fundamental techniques and recipes. From dicing vegetables and roasting meat, to cooking building-block meals that include salads, soups, poultry, meats, fish, sides, and desserts, Bittman explains what every home cook, particularly novices, should know.1,000 beautiful and instructive photographs throughout the book reveal key preparation details that make every dish inviting and accessible. With clear and straightforward directions, Bittman's practical tips and variation ideas, and visual cues that accompany each of the 185 recipes, cooking with How to Cook Everything The Basics is like having Bittman in the kitchen with you. - This is the essential teaching cookbook, with 1,000 photos illustrating every technique and recipe; the result is a comprehensive reference that's both visually stunning and utterly practical. - Special Basics features scattered throughout simplify broad subjects with sections like 'Think of Vegetables in Groups,' 'How to Cook Any Grain,' and '5 Rules for Buying and Storing Seafood.' - 600 demonstration photos each build on a step from the recipe to teach a core lesson, like 'Cracking an Egg,' 'Using Pasta Water,' 'Recognizing Doneness,' and 'Crimping the Pie Shut.' - Detailed notes appear in blue type near selected images. Here Mark highlights what to look for during a particular step and offers handy advice and other helpful asides. - Tips and variations let cooks hone their skills and be creative.
MARK BITTMAN is the author of 20 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series, the award-winning Food Matters, and t he New York Times number-one bestseller, VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 . For more than two decades his popular and compelling stories appeared in the Times, where he was ultimately the lead food writer ...
Title:How to Cook Everything The Basics: All You Need To Make Great Food - With 1,000 PhotosFormat:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 1.4 inPublished:March 6, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0470528060

ISBN - 13:9780470528068

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good beginner book A decent book for beginner cooks, or as a reference on the shelf. Not as comprehensive as 'How To Cook Everything'; more focus on basics, as the title suggests. Still has a place on my shelf.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The original - How to cook everything is better i prefer the original version more.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty awesome Some really great life saving stuff here
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great basics! Perfect for those new to the kitchen. Written with clear but detailed language and photos of expected turnout.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent cookbook for beginners! Loved how every single recipe in this book included a photo that gives you an idea on how it "should" turn out (what I look for in a cookbook especially for a beginner) Easy to follow step-by-step instructions Teaches you all the basics i.e how to use a knife properly, different cooking techniques, basic materials/gadgets you will need etc.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the BEST! Bittman's How to Cook Everything is a fantastic resource! It should be the book you give a kid going off to college, marriage, or running away from home. Pictures are gorgeous - instructions are detailed but don't make you feel dumb. High school and older cooking classes should use this book - and what a great price! Even if you don't cook, you'll enjoy reading this one.
Date published: 2012-07-09

Table of Contents

Why Cook? ix

Getting Started 1

Breakfast 41

Appetizers and Snacks 69

Salads 107

Soups and Stews 135

Pasta and Grains 171

Vegetables and Beans 215

Meat 263

Poultry 305

Seafood 345

Breads 381

Desserts 419

Making Menus 458

List of Lessons 460

Index 464

Converting Measurements 486