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How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food | Mark Bittman
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First published 10-years ago, the second edition of How to Cook Everything has been completely revised and updated for how we cook today, with more recipes, variations and information (over 50% new material), and an even more user-friendly design. More than 2,000 new and completely updated recipes and clever variations for all occasions Chapter-at-a-glance listings at start of chatper (like a mini TOC) help you navigate the chapter with x-refs to all the main sections (Appetizers has listings for Essential Recipes, Finger and Toothpick Food, Dips and Spreads, Crispy Starters, Wrapped Finger Foods, and More Formal Appetizers). Essential recipes at the beginning of each chapter highlight core dishes for every cook's repertoire, such as in the Soups chapter, which includes essential recipes for Chicken Soup, Many Ways; Chunky Vegetable Soup, and Noodle Soup Simpler techniques; pared down recipes; all-new recipes, like Chicken Pot Pie, Warm Spicy Greens with Bacon and Eggs, Pistachio or Any Nut Shortbread, and Jim Lahey's No-Work Bread Almost 400 detailed drawings of food preparation techniques (many new to this edition), from how to chop an onion to how to use a pastry bag. Helpful sidebars, such as "18 Variations on Vinaigrette" New charts help you customize recipes with a variety of flavors and ingredients, such as "6 Ways to Flavor Grilled or Broiled Shrimp," or "Improvising Hot Sandwiches" Roasting times and temperatures as well as measurement conversions A comprehensive index that makes finding what you need a snap A selected list of mail-order sources Icons flagging Fast, Make-Ahead, Vegetarian, and Essential recipes, plus listings in the back for each.
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A #RedStack from my cookbook collection. I think I could have kept going with this one. So many red cookbooks out there, especially from back in the day. ❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📚❤️ 7mo
Eggs Amazing, I‘m guessing you have an awesome cookbook collection👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
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A year or two ago I decided to try switching from multiple #cookbooks to one big one plus a binder of favourites. It‘s only been semi-successful, mainly because I still hate cooking. #riotgrams

Tamra Out of curiosity, what do you hate about it? I am guessing it‘s like me learning to like football. Ain‘t gonna happen. 5y
Melissa_J I totally understand. I also hate cooking. 5y
twohectobooks @Tamra basically everything! The stress of preparing multiple things in multiple pots, the time it takes, trying to figure out WHAT to make as a single person. Most of the time I‘d be happy if I could get my nourishment from a pill haha. 5y
twohectobooks @Melissa_J too bad we need to do it to eat! 5y
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1. Mexican, Indian, Italian...etc;
2. My theme is cluttered but used
3. I always need more measuring cups and spoons, but I need a new microplane and vegi peeler
4. Anything Agatha or the new illustrated Jane austen...
6. any type of cake/cookie stuff. I'm a sucker for sprinkles... Russian tips, food coloring, recipe cards Honestly I love baking and cooking and all of .it makes me happy !!!
#feedareader #chefslibrary
@MinDea @TricksyTails

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This is a great swap idea! So excited! #feedareader
@TricksyTails @MinDea

TricksyTails Yay! Thrilled you're joining! Thank you for sharing! 😊 7y
MinDea Thanks so much for sharing! Happy you will be joining! 7y
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1️⃣ Tough one. Maybe the Barbie camper?
2️⃣ Any recipe book.
3️⃣ Younger for a few years yet.
4️⃣ Yep!
5️⃣ Will do!

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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My family did the make, don't buy gifts thing one year for Christmas and my mom and husband collaborated on this cookbook full of recipes from family and friends. Probably my favorite #howto. #riotgrams

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Why can't dinner make itself so I can read longer?

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I finally purchased this tome. I needed to find out for myself why it's on everyone's favorite list!
Any "must try" recipes?

tpixie Idk but tell me!! I had to buy it. It is sitting on my shelf! 8y
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#photoadaynov16 @RealLifeReading Here is my cookbook love ❤️ I've collected these over the years. The most helpful is How To Cook Everything, otherwise most of these sit unused. Anyone else find that is the case?

RealLifeReading Definitely! I rarely take out my cookbooks these days 8y
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#photoadaynov16: The absolutely BEST wedding present. THIS cook book is fabulous!! I have used it so often throughout the years!!! #cookbooklove 🧀🍔🍳🍠🌽🍖🍗🌭🌯🍅🍆

MrBook #NoTotsNotACookbook!!! 😂👏🏻 8y
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For #augustphotochallenge I'm kind of cheating on my peach book... This book has multiple recipes on what to do with any fruit or vegetable, and even how to make things like ketchup and other condiments from scratch. I love to cook and this is a bible (in size and foodie substance).

SusanInTiburon When that book first came out in the late '90s, I passed on it. I thought, "I already have Fanny Farmer and Joy of Cooking and Cook's Illustrated and Julia Child, and, and, and. What do I need another all-purpose cookbook for?" When the 10-yr anniversary edition came out I caved in and now it's my go-to countertop cookbook. 8y
rachelm @SusanInTiburon exactly. We have the same cookbooks! We should share stack photos sometime haha 8y
SusanInTiburon @rachelm I could do cookbooks for a week! Love 'em! 8y
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DebinHawaii This one & How to Cook Everything Vegetarian and Bittman's Kitchen Express are all very well used at my house. 👍📚❤️😀 8y
rachelm @DebinHawaii I'll have to check those other ones out! I'm trying to get away from meat 8y
SusanInTiburon @rachelm @DebinHawaii The Vegetarian one is fantastic!! So many great ideas!! 8y
Merethebookgal Great pic! 8y
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