Get Cooking: 150 Simple Recipes to Get You Started in the Kitchen by Mollie Katzen

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  • Eat Your Books

    Take a look at Mollie's website for this book at

    This cookbook was listed in Cooking With Amy's Best Cookbooks of 2009.

  • Wlow on November 20, 2017

    Want to like this book more than I do. Color of photographs oddly off-putting.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Stir-fried broccoli beef

    • wester on October 19, 2015

      This was very good, somehow it tasted just right. However, the broccoli needed four minutes instead of the given two. There was still plenty of crunch, with two minutes it would have been practically raw. With all her emphasis on taking the cooking times literally I thought that was too big a difference. And she could have told us that seasoned vinegar is only seasoned with salt and sugar, so it's easy to do it yourself.

  • Linguine with spinach and peas

    • Wlow on August 01, 2013

      Kids loved it with linguine 3/13, brown rice fusilli 5/13; but T wouldn’t try it with w/w elbows 1/19 and N and I found no-hum. Needed full amount of peas and spinach, probably would be best with white pasta. Added toasted pine nuts.

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  • ISBN 10 0061732435
  • ISBN 13 9780061732430
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Nov 01 2009
  • Format Paperback
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Imprint William Morrow Cookbooks

Publishers Text

Take a look at Mollie's website for this book at

The first in a series of cookbooks geared toward beginners, by the author of the bestselling Moosewood Cookbook.

  • These simple recipes are perfect for the novice cook who may also be eager to save time and money.
  • Do you want to eat really well--not just once in a while, but all the time--yet you don't know where to begin?
  • Are you tired of pizza, much as you like it, and broke from buying take-out?
  • Do you love good food--the straightforward homemade kind--but feel challenged to set up a kitchen, shop for decent groceries, and tap into a few basic skills that can put a simple roast chicken or vegetarian casserole on your dinner table?

If your answers to these questions are "yes," then Get Cooking is for you, the first in a series of cookbooks for beginners of all ages from Mollie Katzen, the bestselling author of The Moosewood Cookbook and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. Here are 125 foolproof , basic recipes for soups, homemade pasta, roast chicken, burgers, vegan specialities, chocolate chip cookies--and more--that anyone can enjoy making, no matter how inexperienced in the kitchen.

Get Cooking will be accompanied by the launch of a companion website that will offer cooking lessons via a series of state-of-the-art videos. Instructive and entertaining, the videos will cover everything from knife-sharpening to tofu-grilling (and many, many chocolate pudding variations).

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