How to Cook Everything

By Mark Bittman

Original Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Date of publication
1998
ISBN
0764578650

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Recommended by

Ken Concepcion

Chef

A modern take on The Joy of Cooking. Any cook on any level can find a new revelation every time they pick it up. See also The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, which I put on the same level.

Beverly LeBlanc

Author

The title is quite a claim and the book isn't quite that comprehensive, but this is my go-to reference source for straightforward, clear information and fail-proof recipes.

Melissa McCart

Food writer and restaurant critic

Mark always reminds me that cooking need not be precious and there are a lot of approaches to tackling a new dish (and anxiety need not be part of the experience).

Sheryl Kirby

Food writer

A more advanced “basic” cookbook, this is what I reference when I'm looking up recipes for something slightly more detailed.

Carolyn Jung

Food and wine writer

It's the perfect go-to resource book when you're in the middle of cooking something and have a question.

Lilian (Chinese Grandma)

Blogger, Chinese Grandma

A classic guide; Bittman's trademark minimalist approach, applied to everything.

Linda Anusasananan

Cookbook author

Good reference for basic directions, proportions, or baking temperatures.

Clay Williams

Photographer and blogger

My first go-to cookbook.

Amanda Feifer

Fermentation blogger and educator

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Culinary Consultant, Route to Market LLC

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Director, Fales Library and Special Collections

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Consultant and writer

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Food writer

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