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.
This book is for a real cook. It's totally overload for me. I haven't got half the stuff in the kitchen that is called for and don't even recognize some of them. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by munchkin
Have bought several of these as gifts for newlyweds and young people moving out on their own. I have gotten feedback that it is used all of the time.Published 10 days ago by Kelly Kerr
As it's title suggests, How to Cook EVERYTHING (just about). For fans of Alton Brown, America's Test Kitchen and the like, it includes the whys and hows of cooking, which I always... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Robert M
I get so confused on how to look for something specific.
The back summary pages on what and where to find is
so confusing. Why can't they just make it basic talk.
My go-to among my many cook books. I even prefer this to Bombeck. I've had this for 5 years or so and it is the best "when you can't find it anywhere else" book. Read morePublished 17 days ago by LB