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.
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 5 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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I bought this book after being disappointed with the reviews for the various Joy of Cooking editions. I'm so happy this is what I finally bought. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Gebnar
My opinion? It's a HUGE BOOK with a lot of words. I can't even flip through the pages to see if I want to cook anything!Published 9 days ago by Mayumi
Bittman cooks everything and show you how with simple directions. If you only have one cookbook you want this one.Published 11 days ago by Jon W. Florey
After reading the book, Sugar Salt Fat...I went to this book as my everything cookbook (and edited out a few others). Given there is the web you might wonder, a book?
Yes. Read more
My sister-in-law who dislikes cooking has enjoyed the format of this book and has even cooked us a few nice dishes! The writing is fantastic, neat images, and great recipes. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Bass F Byrne
This was a gift to a new cook. My own copy has proved invaluable because it includes items not found in my usual references.Published 23 days ago by Pat V-J