Cookbook giveaway - How to Cook Everything Fast

How to Cook Everything FastDo you ever get flustered when you want to make a homemade meal but are in a time crunch? If so, you'll enjoy Mark Bittmann's How to Cook Everything Fast, which focuses on time management, the essential principle of fast cooking. You won't be lacking for choices, either, as Bittman provides hundreds of simple-to-make recipes that are bursting with flavor. He's overhauled many classic recipes through clever (and sometimes unorthodox) uses of equipment and techniques.

The 1,700+ recipes in How to Cook Everything Fast bring the total number of Bittman recipes indexed on EYB to a whopping 17,558! That impressive number includes all of Bittman's recipes from every cookbook, blog, and column. And don't forget to check our events calendar so you can find out if he will be doing a book signing or talk near you.

We're delighted to offer three copies of How to Cook Everything Fast, plus a bonus giveaway of three screen-printed dish towels, to EYB members. The towels are large flour sack towels, printed with the book's cover and three illustrations from the book. Enter by clicking on the contest below. Please note that while one of the entry options is to answer a question in the comments, you must enter through Rafflecopter or your entries won't be counted. The contest ends November 6, 2014.



  • angelanorr  on  10/9/2014 at 12:38 PM

    I don't have any experience with this author...I need to win this book!

  • decklededges  on  10/9/2014 at 12:58 PM

    I am a HUGE fan of How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. And I've given copies of the original How to Cook Everything as gifts many times.

  • TanyaPaquet  on  10/9/2014 at 1:11 PM

    I really love VB6 but I am looking forward to checking out his "how to" books! :)

  • Kerrey  on  10/9/2014 at 1:14 PM

    I like How to Cook Everything.

  • lene  on  10/9/2014 at 2:01 PM

    I love How to Cook Everything Vegetarian

  • Titch  on  10/9/2014 at 2:07 PM

    I have not read any Bittman books before Would love to win this one because I have CFS & need to cook everything fast on the days I can cook because I don't have much energy

  • wester  on  10/9/2014 at 2:49 PM

    I haven't got any of his books, but I guess many of them are interesting, and personally I would want an un-vegetarian one.

  • Aggie92  on  10/9/2014 at 2:51 PM

    I love How to Cook Everything International. Lots of great recipes to try.

  • genericgenre  on  10/9/2014 at 4:04 PM

    How to Cook Everything & How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. Both offer wonderful help, tips and recipes!

  • Mariarosa  on  10/9/2014 at 5:36 PM

    I really like Kitchen Express. I particularly like the arrangement by season. The recipes are quick and yummy!

  • hillsboroks  on  10/9/2014 at 5:55 PM

    How to Cook Everything has kept me busy for a long time.

  • tmcginty  on  10/9/2014 at 6:55 PM

    I have none me out!

  • ecasey830  on  10/9/2014 at 7:32 PM

    I don't have any of his cookbooks but his brownie recipe is perfection!

  • ranadurham  on  10/9/2014 at 9:34 PM

    I love bittmans how to cook everything internationally

  • Love2ReadBooks2Day  on  10/10/2014 at 6:32 AM

    Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express: 404 inspired seasonal dishes you can make in 20 minutes or less - I have this on my kindle and I am always flicking through it being inspired. Fab quick recipes that are always delicious.

  • jyms  on  10/10/2014 at 6:45 AM

    I haven't tried anything by Bittman before!

  • ballen  on  10/10/2014 at 6:58 AM

    How to Cook Everything

  • jupflute  on  10/10/2014 at 9:24 AM

    My dad gave me a copy of How to Cook Everything while I was in college and I use it as a basic reference for all sorts of things. I also have How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, but I admit that I don't use it as much as more curated tombs.

  • BarbW  on  10/10/2014 at 9:45 AM

    The Food Matters cookbook has tons of great recipes, and Mr. Bittman leaves some recipe choices up to the cook. So - easy to substitute with what you may have in your kitchen or according to your own tastes. Thank you!

  • mattbailey  on  10/10/2014 at 10:06 AM

    I got my perfect brownie recipe from the How to Cook Everything iPad app.

  • Brooke1118  on  10/10/2014 at 10:18 AM

    I love Kitchen Express.

  • AndieG52  on  10/10/2014 at 11:47 AM

    Love Bittman's books.

  • HeatherLynn  on  10/10/2014 at 12:54 PM

    I have never used any of Mark Bittman's cookbooks. This would be a first!

  • madamepince  on  10/10/2014 at 6:01 PM

    I love them all -- but maybe Kitchen Express.

  • rgdryden  on  10/10/2014 at 8:14 PM

    I have 4 of his cookbooks and I love them all!

  • boardingace  on  10/10/2014 at 9:21 PM

    I haven't tried one of his books, but I would love to!!

  • meggan  on  10/10/2014 at 9:44 PM

    How to cook everything is a lifesaver.

  • dbielick  on  10/11/2014 at 7:16 AM

    How to cook everything

  • traceys  on  10/11/2014 at 7:23 AM

    How To Cook Everything is a classic!

  • Bikkie  on  10/11/2014 at 8:27 AM

    The best recipes in the world!

  • trudys_person  on  10/11/2014 at 12:30 PM

    I've used How to Cook Everything (the original) a lot, and given it as a wedding present at least three times!

  • pgarcia  on  10/11/2014 at 6:09 PM

    I could have written trudys_person's comment - I utilize How to Cook Everything often and I have given it as a wedding gift!

  • raechef1  on  10/11/2014 at 7:06 PM

    How to cook everything.

  • Globegal  on  10/11/2014 at 7:20 PM

    How to cook everything: the basics.

  • dbcurrie  on  10/11/2014 at 9:37 PM

    The Minimalist ... something. Can't recall the whole title, but the cover is a pale green.

  • southerncooker  on  10/12/2014 at 12:05 AM

    Although I have enjoyed most of Bittman's books my favorite has to be The Minimalist Cooks at Home. Just love the recipes in that one.

  • janecarrick  on  10/12/2014 at 1:56 AM

    I have "How to Cook Everything" - would love to add this to my collection!

  • TrishaCP  on  10/12/2014 at 3:34 AM

    How to Cook Everything is our house standard for basic recipes.

  • cambridgecook  on  10/12/2014 at 11:42 AM

    I use Fish all the time.

  • mgwalter  on  10/12/2014 at 11:53 AM

    How to Cook Everything remains one of my top ten cookbooks of all time.

  • GillB  on  10/12/2014 at 3:15 PM

    New to Bittman so keen to explore.

  • bth  on  10/13/2014 at 11:43 AM

    How to Cook Everything. Cooking everything fast would be even better.

  • hihelen_westbrook  on  10/14/2014 at 8:26 AM

    How to Cook Everything International

  • chawkins  on  10/14/2014 at 2:53 PM

    I like How to cook everything even though I don't own it.

  • kidzcook  on  10/15/2014 at 8:10 AM

    How to Cook Everything. I bought a copy for my granddaughter when she got her own house.

  • rosyannposy  on  10/15/2014 at 9:21 AM

    I really like How To Cook Everything Vegetarian.

  • munki  on  10/15/2014 at 11:43 AM

    I thought The Mini Minimalist was great.

  • scampyie  on  10/15/2014 at 4:04 PM

    Oh I would love to own this book!

  • kimtrev  on  10/15/2014 at 5:22 PM

    The Minimalist Cooks Dinner is a great book

  • whatfoodimade  on  10/16/2014 at 9:54 AM

    As a complete-ist, I'm going to have to get a hold of this new book.

  • marry_bellows  on  10/16/2014 at 10:45 AM

    How to Cook Everything Vegetarian

  • rlmiller  on  10/16/2014 at 10:50 AM

    I really like the Minimalist books.

  • Helenascheffer  on  10/16/2014 at 4:59 PM

    How to Cook Everything

  • Nsteinen  on  10/16/2014 at 4:59 PM

    How to cook everything vegetarian

  • Taxlady  on  10/16/2014 at 6:44 PM

    Can't decide. I like all his books.

  • barbarajane  on  10/16/2014 at 8:13 PM

    I find good things in all of Mark Bittman's books. I like his style of relaxed cooking.

  • sgump  on  10/16/2014 at 9:45 PM

    I believe I have all his books (except this one)--and I really do like *The Best Recipes in the World.* His *Leafy Greens* (from nearly 20 years ago) is also a neat work.

  • michelle1009  on  10/17/2014 at 12:31 AM

    I don't have Any of his books but I would love winthis one!

  • nmclallen  on  10/17/2014 at 7:04 AM

    I use "how to cook everything" a lot.

  • cupcakemuffin  on  10/17/2014 at 8:38 AM

    I love How to Cook Everything International

  • JanScholl  on  10/18/2014 at 12:07 AM

    How to cook everything vegetarian was the first one I bought and is the most dog eared.

  • patsylu  on  10/18/2014 at 2:25 PM

    I admit to not having read it, but I just love the concept of vegan before 6 and the VB6 Cookbook.

  • cilantrolime  on  10/20/2014 at 8:14 AM

    I love How to Cook Everything. It has been my go-to cookbook for about 10 years now.

  • msophelia  on  10/20/2014 at 11:06 AM

    i'll confess to not having any of his cookbooks - but i've read many of his articles, appreciated his commentary in several food documentaries, and like his food philosophy.

  • Gigi01  on  10/21/2014 at 4:41 AM

    What a great cookbook to have in my cookbook library.

  • jammydodger  on  10/21/2014 at 12:18 PM

    Another one who doesn't have any of his cookbooks. I guess he's not as well known here in the UK as in the US.

  • tjnelson1hotmail  on  10/21/2014 at 7:47 PM

    How to Cook Everything....I needed a book that had from scratch recipes when I moved overseas...and I still love it. The first one is so battered that I bought a second copy.

  • Siegal  on  10/22/2014 at 10:05 AM

    His first one

  • amylou61  on  10/22/2014 at 3:55 PM

    My favorite of his cookbooks is the original How to Cook Everything

  • mikejunew  on  10/22/2014 at 7:04 PM

    I love How to Cook Everything

  • krobbins426  on  10/22/2014 at 9:49 PM

    Love How to Cook Everything Vegetarian.

  • chikadulce  on  10/23/2014 at 10:18 AM

    How to Cook Everything is a go-to book for me, but I love all of my Bittman cookbooks!

  • vinochic  on  10/23/2014 at 4:02 PM

    How to Cook Everything Vegetarian.

  • etesla  on  10/23/2014 at 11:49 PM

    I find How to Cook Everything Vegetarian most useful - it's just a really solid reference on ingredients and how they behave and what they're good for.

  • lovelily1001  on  10/24/2014 at 6:16 PM

    how to cook everything

  • deucemom  on  10/25/2014 at 10:02 AM

    how to cook everything - the new joy of cooking in my opinion

  • drewmit  on  10/25/2014 at 12:04 PM

    how to cook everything

  • mbhunt  on  10/25/2014 at 11:46 PM

    I love reading his articles in the New York Times

  • sharifah  on  10/27/2014 at 5:59 AM

    I like How to cook Everything even though I don't own it

  • Eybhp  on  10/28/2014 at 8:23 PM

    How to cook eveything. I am planning to give this to my daughter.

  • minerva  on  10/29/2014 at 6:06 PM

    I love the original. I'd enjoy having this to add to my collection.

  • ae.bell  on  10/29/2014 at 6:36 PM

    The classic, How to Cook Everything!

  • atesari  on  10/29/2014 at 6:36 PM

    How To Cook Everything - use it all of the time!

  • Elena Rose  on  10/29/2014 at 7:37 PM

    How to Cook Everything - I love this book and use it ALL the time!

  • lavenderashgrove  on  10/29/2014 at 7:37 PM

    How to Cook Everything....a classic, right alongside Joy of Cooking.

  • matag  on  10/29/2014 at 7:54 PM

    How to cook Everything

  • Ordinaryblogger  on  10/29/2014 at 8:29 PM

    how to cook everything, vegetarian

  • AmyCohen  on  10/29/2014 at 9:59 PM

    How to cook everything

  • robinorig  on  10/29/2014 at 10:00 PM

    Hard to decide on one, plus I love his NYT column and videos. Would love to add this one to my collection!

  • rhelune  on  10/29/2014 at 11:40 PM

    How to Cook Everything Vegetarian

  • Ambrosia  on  10/29/2014 at 11:40 PM

    Food Matters!!!!

  • htlibrarian  on  10/30/2014 at 6:23 AM

    Kitchen express

  • debm  on  10/30/2014 at 6:55 AM

    I don't have any of his cookbooks... yet!

  • Gorge_us  on  10/30/2014 at 2:15 PM

    I find How to Cook Everything is a great reference. And I have been enjoying VB6 tremendously!

  • Queezle_Sister  on  10/30/2014 at 2:21 PM

    How to cook everything vegetarian. If you could see this beloved cookbook's splatters, you'd know it was well used.

  • Sherr  on  10/30/2014 at 7:50 PM

    How to Cook Everything. Learning How to Cook Everything Fast would be even better!

  • volition  on  10/31/2014 at 4:10 AM

    I have his other to everything's . I'm so interested to see if he nails it again.

  • Sharylmk1  on  10/31/2014 at 6:07 PM

    I have his How to Cook Everything - love it!

  • homeeccentric  on  11/4/2014 at 12:40 PM

    How to Cook Everything Vegetarian

  • infotrop  on  11/4/2014 at 8:04 PM

    I have the How to Cook Everything app, which is just dandy.

  • nikkichic  on  11/4/2014 at 8:30 PM

    Please please please - I want this book!

  • DanieleK  on  11/4/2014 at 8:45 PM

    How to cook everything is a staple go to in our kitchen. I recently purchased The Best Recipes in the World and am looking forward to exploring it.

  • jaelsne  on  11/4/2014 at 9:01 PM

    My "How to Cook Everything" was so well-used that it completely fell apart and has since been replaced with the new edition.

  • Kayevee  on  11/4/2014 at 9:07 PM

    How to Cook Everything is my go to book, but I also found the VB^ cookbook most helpful as well.

  • hnordhed  on  11/4/2014 at 9:42 PM

    I only have his "How to Cook Everything" and I haven't tried any recipes yet, but I have bought several of his titles for the library where I work

  • AW  on  11/4/2014 at 9:46 PM

    Bittman fan here. Dying to have his newest. "How to Cook Everything Vegetarian" has been most useful.

  • goodfruit  on  11/5/2014 at 1:14 AM

    I don't have a fave.

  • TippyCanoe  on  11/5/2014 at 1:54 AM

    I rely on "How to Cook Everything" as my most used reference text, especially for fish & meats. His salmon recipes are excellent and living in the Pacific Northwest means turning to those pages a lot!

  • jenniesb  on  11/5/2014 at 6:16 AM

    How to Cook Everything - it's just awesome for when you want a quick tutorial on anything. And the recipes are always spot on.

  • Mimmi  on  11/5/2014 at 2:40 PM

    How to cook everything vegetarian is so helpful.

  • fjain  on  11/5/2014 at 3:30 PM

    I use How to Cook Everything pretty often - my go to if I'm not sure how to do something.

  • BethNH  on  11/6/2014 at 9:33 AM

    The only one I have is How to Cook Everything.

  • genie28  on  11/6/2014 at 10:04 AM

    Although I'm really familiar with Bittman and his philosophies, I don't own any of his cook books!

  • lebarron2001  on  11/6/2014 at 2:00 PM

    How to Cook Everything

  • whatfoodimade  on  11/6/2014 at 4:33 PM

    This would be a great addition to my collection!

  • RNJessicaK  on  11/6/2014 at 6:04 PM

    Recently discovered Mark Bittman & love his books!!

  • Lisathebaker  on  11/6/2014 at 7:05 PM

    Of all my cookbooks I don't have any from Mark! This would be a great start!

  • mamuller  on  11/6/2014 at 7:56 PM

    how to cook everything

  • ljskop  on  11/6/2014 at 10:20 PM

    How to Cook Everything. Particularly liked the one-a-day calendar based on that cookbook; it was a great gift.

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