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

Author(s): Mark 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. More than 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 171 recipes, cooking with The Basics is like having Bittman in the kitchen with you.* This is the essential how-to cookbook, with more than 1,000 beautiful and helpful photos of step-by-step techniques and finished recipes* Special "Basics" pages cover essentials like equipping a kitchen and stocking a pantry, what to look for when buying produce, how to tell when food is done, and more* Tips and variations let home cooks hone their skills and be creative How to Cook Everything The Basics is an absolutely essential beginner's cookbook and an irresistible and invaluable guide for accomplished cooks.


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Mark Bittman is among the country's most widely respected and beloved food writers and home cooks. He writes for the New York Times' Opinion Section as well as the New York Times Magazine, and wrote the Times column "The Minimalist" for 13 years. He has authored more than a dozen cookbooks, including the bestselling How to Cook Everything, How to Cook Everything Vegetarian (both available as apps), and Food Matters. Learn more at and

General Fields

  • : 9780470528068
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • : March 2012
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Bittman
  • : Hardback
  • : 641.5
  • : 496