Anyone Can Cook: Step-by-Step Recipes Just for You

Anyone Can Cook: Step-by-Step Recipes Just for You

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by Better Homes & Gardens
     
 

No other book looks or cooks like this one! Whether you're a novice or seasoned cook, this book is for you.

  • Intro to Cooking:  An 84-page visual guide answers any question you might have about ingredients, tools, and techniques.

  • Skill Level: A skill level icon lets you know if a recipe is easy, easier, or easiest to make.

Overview

No other book looks or cooks like this one! Whether you're a novice or seasoned cook, this book is for you.

  • Intro to Cooking:  An 84-page visual guide answers any question you might have about ingredients, tools, and techniques.

  • Skill Level: A skill level icon lets you know if a recipe is easy, easier, or easiest to make.

  • Ask Mom: At the bottom of every recipe you'll find questions you might have about that recipe and a cross-reference to the page with the answer. It's that easy!

  • 550+ Recipes: There's everything from the comfort foods you crave (mashed potatoes and mini meat loaves) to the world flavors (Indian curries and Thai-style wraps) you enjoy in restaurants.

  • 900+ Color Photos: 600 step-by-step photos show you everything you need to know; 300 finished recipe photos entice you to cook.

  • 700+ Tips: Learn from the experts with helpful advice, tips, tricks, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780696232930
Publisher:
Meredith Books
Publication date:
10/02/2007
Series:
Better Homes & Gardens Cooking Series, #20
Pages:
506
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.05(h) x 2.20(d)

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Anyone Can Cook 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally a book for someone like me! I've always wanted to cook but never had someone looking over my shoulder to tell me what to do. This book does all that. Every recipe has a running index that helps me figure out what I don't know. How-to photos with almost every recipe and an awesome 'Basics' section that shows me, in pictures, everything I need to know about tools, techniques and ingredients. This book give me hope that one day I might feel more confident in the kitchen. This would be a great gift for a young person just starting out on their own or anyone who wants to cook but needs a shot in the arm.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this book in a store and was immediately attracted to the step-by-step pictures. I am a fairly adept cook, but there are things that I don't know how to do. The recipes in this book are great for everyday meals. Other reviewers have commented that there are many store-bought items listed as ingredients. To me, this makes the book more accessible for many people. Now, I have new ways to 'fancy' up my pre-cooked meats and things. I was using them already, because they are quick and easy, but now I can make them a bit different. This book is great for anyone who needs to know the basics, like how to make scrambled eggs, but it is also great for anyone who just likes some variety in their meals without the cost and effort of some of the more gourmet cookbooks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this cookbook for my (21 yr old) daughter for Christmas. She loves it! Many cooks leafed through it on Christmas Day and commented on the clear instructions, great choice of recipes and plentiful pictures. I may even buy a copy for myself. It is definitely written with the younger generation in mind and their food interests (quesadillas, paninis). If I had a copy of this, it would help me know what to serve when she comes home from college.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not a beginning cook, but I am not a particularly good one, either. I thumbed through this cookbook and decided to get it because of the sections on how to choose and maintain kitchen appliances and cookware. These parts of the book are pretty informative. The recipes, however, leave much to be desired, in my opinion. Even the chapter called 'Slow Meat Dishes' calls for using store-bought tubs of prepackaged cooked meats. Instead of 'Anyone Can Cook,' this ought to be called 'Anyone Can Open a Box of Precooked Food From the Deli.' If that is the type of cooking you're into, I think Sandra Lee's cookbooks are better.