How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food

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Wiley, Feb 10, 2011 - Cooking - 1056 pages
54 Reviews
Today's Favorite Kitchen Companion—Revised and Better Than Ever

Mark Bittman's award-winning How to Cook Everything has helped countless home cooks discover the rewards of simple cooking. Now the ultimate cookbook has been revised and expanded (almost half the material is new), making it absolutely indispensable for anyone who cooks—or wants to. With Bittman's straightforward instructions and advice, you'll make crowd-pleasing food using fresh, natural ingredients; simple techniques; and basic equipment. Even better, you'll discover how to relax and enjoy yourself in the kitchen as you prepare delicious meals for every occasion.

"A week doesn't go by where I don't pull How to Cook Everything down from the shelf, so I am thrilled there's a new, revised edition. My original is falling apart!"
Al Roker

"This new generation of How to Cook Everything makes my 'desert island' cookbook choice jacked up and simply universal. I'll now bequeath my cookbooks to a collector; I need only this one."
Mario Batali

"Mark Bittman has done the impossible, improving upon his now-classic How to Cook Everything. If you need know-how, here's where to find it."
Bobby Flay

"Mark Bittman is a great cook and an incredible teacher. In this second edition, Mark has fine-tuned the original, making this book a must for every kitchen."
Jean-Georges Vongerichten

"Throw away all your old recipes and buy How to Cook Everything. Mark Bittman's recipes are foolproof, easy, and more modern than any others."
Isaac Mizrahi

"Generous, thorough, reliable, and necessary, How to Cook Everything is an indispensable reference for both experienced and beginner cooks."
Mollie Katzen, author of the Moosewood Cookbook

"I learned how to cook from How to Cook Everything in a way that gives me the freedom to be creative. This new edition will be my gift to new couples or for a housewarming; if you have this book, you don't really need any others."
Lisa Loeb, singer/songwriter

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... simple, elegant recipes. - LibraryThing
my favorite basic reference. - LibraryThing
My go-to cookbook for everyday meals. - LibraryThing

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This is a great cookbook for anyone that is just starting out. The recipes are fairly simple and use ingredients that are generally readily available. There are many explanations as to how to do ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dana - Goodreads

This is my favorite cookbook of all time. And I have a lot of cookbooks. I ordered myself a copy of this book when I was newly married, living in a house with the biggest kitchen I had ever had, but ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Mark Bittman is among the country's most widely respected and beloved food writers and home cooks. His must-see weekly New York Times column and videos, "The Minimalist," and his regular appearances on the Today show showcase his mastery of teaching the art of cooking. Bittman has written more than a dozen cookbooks, including the blockbuster How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. He is also the host of an ongoing series of public television shows based on How to Cook Everything and other books.

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