How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food
ISBN: 0471789186
EAN13: 9780471789185
Language: English
Pages: 944
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 9.00" L x 8.00" W
Weight: 4.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Nationally known cooking authority Mark Bittman shows readers how to prepare great food for all occasions using simple techniques, fresh ingredients, and basic kitchen equipment in this relaxed, straightforward approach to cooking.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover The bestselling, one-stop reference for today's cooks! How to Cook Everything is the basic cookbook everyone should have in the kitchen. Award-winning author Mark Bittman is one of the nation's most respected cooking authorities, with one million copies of his books sold. Now he shows you how to make great food for all occasions using fresh ingredients, simple techniques, and standard kitchen tools. With crystal-clear instructions, detailed illustrations, and a refreshingly relaxed attitude, he makes cooking delicious, easy, and fun--so that you can, too! What's inside: More than 1,500 inspired recipes and variationsMore than 250 step-by-step illustrationsA list of recipes that take only 30 or 60 minutes to makeAn exhaustive menu-suggestion sectionPractical cooking how-to's and kitchen equipment basicsA vast glossary of terms and techniquesAnd much, much more [Bittman's] goal is the simplest path to deliciousness. . . . That makes him my kitchen god. --Lawrence Downes, The New York Times The best basic cookbook I've seen. --Jean-Georges Vongerichten A tour de force cookbook. --Jacques Pepin Every kitchen needs three things . . . a good cast iron skillet, a fire extinguisher, and Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything. If you use number three, odds are you won't need number two. --Al Roker, host, NBC's Today show and author, Al Roker's Big Bad Book of Barbecue
From the front Cover Great food is simple to prepare. Mark Bittman has written a comprehensive book (now accompanied by an interactive CD-ROM) for every cook-- aspiring and experienced-- who longs for simple recipes that yield delicious food. It' s for first-time cooks who want to learn the basics of good cooking from a reliable contemporary source. It' s for cooks who are time-pressed and need to get healthful meals on the table with a minimum of fuss. And it' s for old pros who yearn to brighten their repertoires with innovative recipes and tempting flavors. This is the cookbook of today' s generation of cooks, setting new standards in good home cooking. How to Cook Everything(TM) was written for you. Here are more than 1,500 recipes and variations for all occasions that reflect the way you cook today. The recipes are simple to prepare. More than half can be completed in less than 30 minutes, and many more in less than 60 minutes. The emphasis is on fresh, widely available ingredients, basic equipment, and healthful techniques. The recipes are accompanied by sound serving suggestions and time-saving tips. More than 250 explicit step-by-step illustrations make preparation easier than ever. You' ll find additional special features in this exceptional book: Numbered steps in every recipe for ease in keeping your place Cooking times for every recipe Roasting times and temperatures as well as measurement conversions Helpful sidebars, such as Twenty-Three Pasta Sauces You Can Make in Advance An exhaustive menu-suggestion section With the CD-ROM of How to Cook Everything(TM), interactive features make cooking even more efficient andpleasurable. You can: Search the 1,500 recipes in seconds for low-fat or low-calorie options or by ingredient, cuisine, or preparation time Access menus created by chefs for vegetarian feasts, Super Bowl parties, family dinners, and more Follow 80 audio and illustrated guides for everything from carving a turkey to making bread by hand Create your own recipes, automatic shopping lists, and nutrition profiles for any recipe