Bittman starts with Roasted Buttered Nuts and Real Buttered Popcorn, and moves right along, section by section, from the likes of Black Bean Soup (eight different ways), to Beet and Fennel Salad, to Mussels (Portuguese-style over Pasta), to Cream Scones--and he hasn't even reached seafood, poultry, meat, or vegetables yet, let alone desserts. There are 23 sections in this cookbook (!) that reflect directly on the how-to of cooking, be that equipment, technique, or recipe.
Every inch of the way the reader finds Bittman's calm, helpful, encouraging voice. "Anyone can cook," he says at the beginning, "and most everyone should." More than a few college kids are going to head off to their first apartments with Bittman's book under arm. More than a few marriages will benefit with this book on the shelf. And anyone who loves cooking and the sound of a great food voice is going to enjoy letting this book fall open where it may. No matter what the page, it's bound to be a tasty and rewarding experience. --Schuyler Ingle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Huge, tons of basic recipes that are essential and also a number of interesting ones too. Complete guide. Read morePublished 4 days ago by E
The paperback version was the best book I ever "stole" from my dad's library. Wore it to tatters and finally replaced with this hardcover. Read morePublished 4 days ago by . . .
I use this book for everything! The different variations that come with each recipe are amazing and really fun to play around with. I would recommend it to any of my friends!Published 10 days ago by Megan Dye
The essential cookbook. It's great for beginners and far more experience cooks alike.
I bought this book years ago and it changed the way I think in the kitchen and the... Read more
When I finally moved out on my own, I had minimal cooking skills. Eggs, pancakes, pasta, the occasional chicken breast -- sure. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Jones
I like to cook. Part of cooking to me, is experimentation and trying out new things. I don't care to follow exact recipes and am always trying to expand my repertoire. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Adam J Hostetter
This is the only all encompassing cookbook you'll ever need. I kept renewing at the library & figured that meant I should buy it.
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