How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food

How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food

by Mark Bittman

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Homemade wonton soup in 30 minutes. Chicken Parmesan without dredging and frying. Fruit crisp on the stovetop. The secret to cooking fast is cooking smart—choosing and preparing fresh ingredients efficiently.

In How to Cook Everything Fast, Mark Bittman provides a game plan for becoming a better, more intuitive cook while you wake up your weekly meal routine with 2,000 main dishes and accompaniments that are simple to make, globally inspired, and bursting with flavor.

How to Cook Everything Fast is a book of kitchen innovations. Time management— the essential principle of fast cooking— is woven into revolutionary recipes that do the thinking for you. You’ll learn how to take advantage of downtime to prepare vegetables while a soup simmers or toast croutons while whisking a dressing. Just cook as you read—and let the recipes guide you quickly and easily toward a delicious result.

Bittman overhauls hundreds of classics through clever (even unorthodox) use of equipment and techniques—encouraging what he calls “naturally fast cooking”—and the results are revelatory.
There are standouts like Cheddar Waffles with Bacon Maple Syrup (bold flavors in less time); Charred Brussels Sprout Salad with Walnuts and Gorgonzola (the food processor streamlines chopping); Spaghetti and Drop Meatballs with Tomato Sauce (no rolling or shaping); and Apple Crumble Under the Broiler (almost instant dessert gratification).
Throughout, Bittman’s commonsense advice and plentiful variations provide cooks with freedom and flexibility, with tips for squeezing in further shortcuts, streamlined kitchen notes, and illustrations to help you prep faster or cook without a recipe.

How to Cook Everything Fast puts time on your side and makes a lifetime of homemade meals an exciting and delicious reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470936306
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 1056
Sales rank: 285,027
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.50(d)

About the Author

One of America’s most popular and influential food writers, MARK BITTMAN is the author of more than a dozen cookbooks. He covers food policy, cooking, and eating as a New York Times columnist and the New York Times Magazine’s lead food writer.

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How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mark Bittman is the best. His cookbooks never disappoint. His recipes are not difficult and are healthy. You never go wrong when you purchase his books. Should be given as a wedding shower gift to all brides.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've made two recipes so far from the book and they were a big hit. One was the savory cherry tomato crumble--delicious and pretty easy--and the other the parsnip soup, which I didn't expect the kids to like but they did. So, two big thumbs up! 
britney2689 More than 1 year ago
When I bought this book I had no clue how large it was going to be, but once I started flipping through the pages I was ecstatic. This cookbook cover all the basic recipes, how to make them fast, and easy variations. Perfect for any beginner and even those who just need helpful tips to make meal preparation faster. #30minutemeals
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fabulous book - Terrific format and presentation of information - Easy to understand and follow. Highly recommend for both new and expert cooks.
KarenLee1 More than 1 year ago
As usual, a great cookbook from Mark Bittman with easy and fast, yet delicious sounding recipes that also happen to be good for you. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many recipes and different ways to prepare each one. Lots of information on storing, cooking, and serving food. Very good book.
daphneLW More than 1 year ago
my first book by mark bittman and not disappointed. it has everything from how to set up your kitchen, clean it and a recipe for practically everything.trying to choose my first recipe was difficult as there are so many. it is well written,tho i wish the print was a bit darker. this book is for beginners thru expienced cooks. it looks great on my cookbook shelf. if you luv to read cookbooks this is a great one for any collection. i was totally surprised by the weight of this book too. it is about 5lbs. i took a star away for the lighter print and the heaviness of the book, but i still luv it an reccommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago