How to Cook Everything

The Basics

By Mark Bittman
(Wiley, Hardcover, 9780764567568, 224pp.)

Publication Date: March 2003

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How to Cook Everything: The Basics gives you essential recipes and easy-to-follow guidance to help you cook with confidence. Mark Bittman, the bestselling, award-winning author of How to Cook Everything, shows you how to make a good burger or delicious pasta for everyday meals as well as chicken soup on a cold day, lasagne because you love it, and prime rib for company. Not only will you make some of the best food you’ve ever eaten, you’ll save money and eat more healthfully, too.

Anyone can cook

  • Simple, satisfying recipes with easy-to-follow directions
  • Tips to help you shop for, prepare, and cook the recipes
  • Recipe variations and lists of ideas to adapt dishes to your taste
  • Step-by-step illustrations for tricky techniques like mincing garlic

Simple. Straightforward.
Just what you need to cook well.

About the Author

Mark Bittman is a nationally known authority on cooking and author of "The Minimalist," the weekly cooking column in the New York Times. His bestselling cookbook, How to Cook Everything™, won both the Julia Child (IACP) and James Beard awards, one of the few ever to do so. Bittman has written a number of other books including The Minimalist Entertains and Fish: The Complete Guide to Buying and Cooking. He lives in Connecticut.

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