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

Hardcover | March 6, 2012

byMark Bittman

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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.

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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 roast...

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"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-...

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 ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 8.98 × 8.56 × 1.45 inPublished:March 6, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0470528060

ISBN - 13:9780470528068

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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