My favorite all-purpose cookbook is Mark Bittman's How To Cook Everything. For Christmas my daughter Molly gave me How to Cook Everything Vegetarian--a worthy addition to his line. And now the New York Times columnist ("The Minimalist") and PBS star has launched a blog about food and cooking called Bitten.
"We’re going to look at great food made with everyday ingredients and readily achievable techniques," he writes, "not food as something to be admired from afar, but as a part of daily life. We’ll also bat around the big ideas that foodies sometimes ignore: how it gets produced and moved from one place to another, as well as who pays for it and profits from it."
Better yet, he's posting a daily recipe, with photos.