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 one of America's beloved, best-known and most widely respected food writers. He covered food policy as an Opinion columnist for The New York Times for 5 years, produced The Minimalist" column for 13 years, and has starred in several popular television series, including the Emmy-winning Years of Living Dangerously. He r...

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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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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

Extra Content

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