Dinner for Everyone: 100 Iconic Dishes Made 3 Ways--Easy, Vegan, or Perfect for Company: A Cookbook Spiral-Bound | February 12, 2019

Mark Bittman, Aya Brackett (Photographs by)

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The first major new work from the man who taught America How to Cook Everything is truly the one book a cook needs for a perfect dinner--easy, fancy, or meatless, as the occasion requires.


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?
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Original Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432 pages
ISBN-10: 0385344767
Item Weight: 3.9 lbs
Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.3 x 10.2 inches
Customer Reviews: 3 out of 5 stars 101 to 500 ratings
Notable Press & Accolades:

Best Books of the Month (Cookbooks, Food, and Wine) –Amazon

40 New Cookbooks to Buy This Spring –Epicurious

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Cookbooks and Foodie Gifts –How Sweet Eats

Praise for Dinner for Everyone:

"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."Library Journal, starred review

“Diverse in scope and succinct in style, three times is a charm in Bittman’s latest, whether cooking for guests or for oneself.” Publishers Weekly nonfiction book review

“Within these lushly photographed pages, Bittman includes creative take-offs on classics from around the globe, from paella to pizza to Thai curry…It’s all about options, and you’ll find an abundance in this easy-to-use volume you’ll likely want to keep in easy reach at all times.” –Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“A new book from the indefatigable champion of home cooking offers dinner recipes three ways so everybody eats well.” Salon

Dinner for Everyone may be more useful than the most useful cookbook of all time (which Mark Bittman also wrote)…I can objectively say this is the only cookbook I’ve used that addressed the question I want answered the most when I begin the often-super-long process of making a meal (committing to meal, shopping, making, serving, eating): Can you just tell me what to make for these people?!” Men’s Health

 “Mark Bittman is taking a new approach to dinner to give you more flexibility in the kitchen.” –The Today Show

“Breathing new life into dinnertime standbys isn’t easy…[but in] his latest cookbook, Dinner for Everyone…former New York Times food writer Mark Bittman takes 100 iconic meals, and recreates them in three new ways.” The Oregonian

“Mark Bittman’s new cookbook Dinner for Everyone takes a fresh look at the biggest meal of the day” The Houston Chronicle

“What’s for dinner? Depends—but Mark Bittman’s new cookbook covers just about all the bases…His cookbook is a tribute to that time-honored pleasure of home cooking, but one that also addresses modern-day changes and challenges.” –The Epoch Times

 “Ah, Mark Bittman. It’s so good to see you again! Love how you’re able to seamlessly crank out a cookbook that’s applicable to literally every skill level of home cook out there. Love it!” –Delish

 “Dinner For Everyone is hugely useful for vegans and flexitarians alike. The gorgeous collection of recipes can all be made in three styles: easy, vegan or perfect for company. Genius!” –The Chalkboard

 “Without sacrificing flavor or cuisine, Bittman offers three suggested recipes for 100 dinner concepts…By re-thinking classic favorites—like BLTs, meatloaf and coq au vin—Bittman shows that eating meat-free is possible, and often easy, even with your most beloved dishes.” –FoodPrint

“Prepare yourself for 300 exciting answers to the ever-burning question, ‘What’s for dinner?’” –Brit & Co

“Featuring 300 delicious dishes, this book is essential reading for home cooks who need to get dinner on the table—for everyone.” –House & Home

“Dinner on the table has suddenly become really easy.” The Joan Hamburg Show

"As a fan of How To Cook Everything, I’m here to proclaim that Dinner For Everyone is even more of a must-have (a force-have?), especially for cooks just getting started in their kitchens...[It's] genius." —The Takeout

"Mark Bittman [is] everyone’s ethical food hero." —Wired
Mark Bittman is the author of more than 20 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series. He was a food columnist, opinion columnist, and the lead magazine food writer at the New York Times, where he started writing in 1984 and still writes occasionally.
Bittman has starred in four television series, including Showtime’s Emmy-winning Years of Living Dangerously. He has written for countless publications, has spoken at dozens of universities and conferences, and made hundreds of television, radio, and podcast appearances. His 2007 TED talk has more than four million views.
He was a distinguished fellow at the University of California (Berkeley) and a fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists. He is currently a member of the faculty of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and is writing a book about understanding food, as well as producing a podcast and newsletter. You can find Mark at www.markbittman.com, on Twitter @bittman, Facebook @markbittman, and Instagram @markbittman.