Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Apr 1, 2010 05:25 PM

APRIL 2010 Cookbook of the Month: HOW TO COOK EVERYTHING, Bittman

Our Cookbook of the Month for April is Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything. We'll be cooking from both the original 1998 edition and the revised 2008 edition. The chapter organization varies slightly between the two, but the threads below cover all the categories.

If you're new to Cookbook of the Month, the Archive page explains how it all works:

Discussion so far about HTCE:

The Chowhound Team has asked me to remind you that verbatim copying of recipes to the boards is a violation of the copyright of the original author. Posts with copied recipes will be removed.

Please use this thread for general discussion, including discussion of the chapters on technique and equipment and menus, links to recipes on line, etc., and post reports and discussion of specific dishes and recipes to the following threads:

Appetizers, Soups, Salads

Pasta, Grains, Beans

Pizza, Sandwiches, Eggs and Breakfast Dishes

Fish and Shellfish



Fruits and Vegetables

Breads, Desserts, Beverages

Sauces, Condiments, Herbs and Spices

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. In the other thread, Gio supplied this link to Bittman's site, which has a number of recipes from the books:

    1. The original comment has been removed
      1. and now HTCE is an iPhone app. Good gravy! It seems pretty good, with all 2000 recipes.

        5 Replies
        1. re: pitu

          And the iPhone app is only $1.99!

          1. re: pitu

            This app is wonderful! It's a steal at $1.99! Love how you don't need a wifi connection to access the recipes and the embedded timer is cool. Easy to use and so cool!

            1. re: pitu

              Wow, fantastic app! Thanks for pointing it out. If nothing else, using it for the ingredient search alone is worth it. I may still go to the book during the actual cooking (the iPhone screen is just a little too small for this, imho), but it's so much easier to look up recipes this way than the book index. The app is well designed and easy to use too. Just excellent.

              1. re: Karen_Schaffer

                That is why you actually need an iPad. :-)

              2. re: pitu

                I got the app, too. Thanks! Will be great for traveling and who knows what else.