by Valerie Schroth
Mar 6, 2013
09:41 AM
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Get Cooking Advice from an Expert at Ikea


We know we can always go to Ikea for a new lamp, a shower curtain or a set of mixing bowls—or even a whole new kitchen. What we don’t usually go there for is cooking tips from a master. But now they’ve got that covered, too. Next Saturday, March 16, you can pick up some expert advice from How to Cook Everything author Mark Bittman, on hand to discuss his new book, How to Cook Everything: The Basics. Bittman says his purpose is to show “how easy it is to make a delicious everyday food from common supermarket ingredients.” And as the title suggests, it’s replete with information on basic techniques, ingredients and variations cooks need to gain confidence in the kitchen.

“Cooking, at its heart is simple and straightforward, he says. “Even if you’ve never picked up a pot or pan in your life, you can—and should—enjoy some time in the kitchen every day.”

Bittman is the author of several other books, including the well-received Food Matters, How to Cook Everything Vegetarian and the Food Matters Cookbook. He also writes the popular “The Minimalist” column for The New York Times, and appeared in “On the Road Again . . . in Spain” with Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The event, which starts at 11 a.m., is part of WSHU Radio’s “Join the Conversation” series. The $25 entrance fee will also get you a copy of the new book.

Ikea is at 450 Sargent St., New Haven. To reserve seats for this event, go to

Get Cooking Advice from an Expert at Ikea

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