How To Cook Everything: Basics

For iPad

Includes 1,000 photos, 185 recipes, tons of kitchen tips, audio and video clips, and a whole lot more.

  • Simple, straightforward, and gorgeously photographed recipes.
  • An intuitive learn-as-you-go layout that allows you to pull up how-to demonstrations that expand on techniques used in the recipe.
  • Tap-activated audio commentary from Mark.
  • Groundbreaking, self-guided classes—each introduced with a video from Mark—that teach kitchen skills by exploring recipes in depth so you can eat while you learn.
  • A Basics section with easy-to-access reference that simplifies topics like setting up your pantry and buying and storing seafood.
  • A Skills visual index linking to hundreds of demonstrations of core techniques such as “Preparing Chiles,” “Grinding Meat,” and “Crimping the Pie Shut.”
  • Extensive linking, making navigation intuitive, whether you’re searching for something specific, or just browsing.


  • The ability to make your own recipe notes and take and add photos as you cook, and then share them with friends via Twitter or Facebook.
  • A convenient Constant On setting to keep your iPad screen from dimming while you’re working.
  • Built-in, step-specific bookmarks and timers to help keep you on track.
  • A Favorites folder to organize recipes for later access.
  • Customizable shopping lists to make preparation a snap.
  • “Beyond the Basics” links after every recipe that connect you to related dishes in other How to Cook Everything apps.
  • Fully downloadable! Like all of the How to Cook Everything apps, Basics can be used anywhere, anytime, online or offline.