Naming a cookbook How to Cook Everything is a tall order. (Kind of like naming a blog The American-Made Guide to Life, I guess.) But, this one really does cover most of the bases. No, really, I think most basic foods are in there. Contained within are easy-to-follow, simple recipes that taste great. Not fussy and utilize a minimum of ingredients and time. Bittman also adds nice variations for many recipes (à la "12 More Ways to Make Chicken Exciting"), meal ideas, the tools you'll need, and ways in which to serve dishes.
boiling an egg to as intricate as baking holiday cookies. Bittman's no-nonsense advice about cooking is thoughtful and I like that he makes a big deal about simple dishes (they don't call him the Minimalist for nothing). There's a reason why this one is an award winner.
Revised edition of How to Cook Everything available from Amazon.com.
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