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Dinner for everyone : 100 iconic dishes made 3 ways-- easy, vegan, or perfect for company / Mark Bittman ; photographs by Aya Brackett.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2019.

Physical Description:
432 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
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Includes index.
Bittman provides instructions for one hundred classic dishes, from a caesar salad to a Thanksgiving dinner. Each features three variations, easy, complex, and vegan. Whatever your experience level, or time constraint, you'll find what you need to put dinner on the table with confidence and enthusiasm. -- adapted from back cover.
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Mark Bittman is revered for his simple, straightforward, and flexible approach to everyday cooking. In Dinner for Everyone, he shares 100 essential main dishes, each with easy, vegan, and all-out recipes as the mood or occasion requires. These 300 all-new recipes, accompanied by more than 100 full-color photographs, form a diverse collection that includes quick meals for busy weeknights (hearty soups, tacos, and one-pot pastas), creative plant-based fare that will please both vegans and non-vegans alike (lemon polenta with mushroom ragu, pomegranate-glazed eggplant, or cauliflower tinga tacos), and impressive dishes perfect for entertaining (handmade noodles and even your Thanksgiving centerpiece). Whatever the experience level, craving, or time constraint, home cooks will find exactly what they need to prepare all their favorites with confidence and enthusiasm. Rooted in Mark's philosophy of using efficient cooking techniques, fresh ingredients, and basic equipment--and written in his signature to-the-point style--Dinner for Everyone is a one-stop, indispensable reference for life's ultimate question- What's for dinner?

Author Notes

Mark Bittman has won IACP Julia Child Awards for his books Fish and How to Cook Everything, which has sold over 400,000 copies. He writes "The Minimalist" column for The New York Times, and his food writing appears in major publications nationwide. He is coauthor of the James Beard Award-winning Jean-Georges: Cooking at Home with a Four-Star Chef (Broadway Books, 1998).

Mark's book, How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food, was a New York Times bestseller in 2014. (Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The How to Make Everything author takes 100 dishes and offers three versions of each in this nifty volume: one simple, one complex, and one vegan. The variables that separate the easy recipes from the more difficult are, essentially, the prep time involved and the number and quality of ingredients. For instance, fast pho with tea broth has a dozen ingredients, including tea bags, and takes half an hour to brew, while pho with fresh noodles has more than 20 ingredients and takes three hours to create a fragrant broth spiced with anise, cloves, and peppercorns. Bittman's vegan options intrigue, such as the wings, where chicken is replaced by battered celery root and blue cheese dressing is replaced by a blend of black bean and tahini. Eggplant parmesan with creamy tofu vodka sauce shines as a vegan option to a quick skillet chicken parmigiana and a more involved version with chicken, pancetta, and red wine. A section called "The Big Reveal" offers three dishes that are unwrapped at the table: chicken meuniA"re under foil, curried tofu flan, and salt-baked whole fish. Diverse in scope and succinct in style, three times is a charm in Bittman's latest, whether cooking for guests or for oneself. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

For those wishing to cook healthy food in their own homes, this new book from best-selling author Bittman (How To Grill Everything), which treats 100 iconic dishes in three different ways-easy, vegan, and perfect for company-is especially welcome. For example, do you fancy a pasta bake but are limited for time on a weeknight, or are you a beginner with few kitchen tools? The "easy" version of any meal is ideal because most recipes take 30 minutes or less to produce. If a vegan pasta bake is your preference then the recipe is on the same page. The all-out, or perfect-for-company recipes are for those who wish to take their time and cook for pleasure, not survival. Bittman's approach is unpretentious and flexible, taking advantage of good, sensible ingredients and a reasonable number of kitchen equipment. VERDICT With a thoughtful and global range of recipes and clear instructions using easily available ingredients, this cleverly conceived cookbook is a winner for all types of cooks, especially those wishing to enhance their skills.-Penelope J.M. Klein, Glasgow, Scotland © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.