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Get Cracking: A Sneak Peek of How to Cook Everything The Basics

By Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Get Cracking is a fun and useful sneak peek at How to Cook Everything The Basics, the new cookbook from New York Times columnist and bestselling author Mark Bittman. In How to Cook Everything The Basics, Bittman teaches fundamental cooking techniques and essential lessons through building block recipes and beautiful, instructive photographs.

In the Get Cracking app, try your hand at timing and cooking the perfect boiled egg, using photos and instructions from the book. Then check out the gallery for an idea of all the cookbook has to offer. Each of the 1,000 photos in The Basics teaches a lesson, from identifying essential equipment and key ingredients to demonstrating all the techniques you need to cook a wide range of simply great food. Even if you’re not a true beginner, the recipes, tips, and variations work together to help you hone your skills. The app’s gallery also includes several snapshots of pages from the book, so you can see how easy it is to follow Mark Bittman’s recipes and kitchen guidance.
You can share “Get Cracking” via Facebook and Twitter, too. And if this sneak peek leaves you hungry for more, it’s easy to buy the book right from the app. We hope the app (and the book!) help you have lots of fun cooking with your family and friends.


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Customer Reviews

another eggs-ellent app by Mark Bittman

I already have the beautiful new How to Cook Everything The Basics cookbook and this app will be quite the companion. Mark Bittman proves once again that his cooking wisdom is indispensable both in the kitchen and on-the-go.

Great tasting

My daughter wanted to make these great tasting eggs every day this is amazing she tried all of them and she loved them.

Egg delicious-ness

Fun app. Can't wait to check out the new Bittman cookbook. But first I am going to make Bittman's perfect egg!

Get Cracking: A Sneak Peek of How to Cook Everything The Basics
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Food & Drink
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  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 15.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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