This stunning cookbook is as practical as it is beautiful with 1,000 recipes and 1,800 color photographs that make cooking step-by-step simple pleasure. With tasty recipes ranging from traditional family favorites to new innovative dishes, The Good Housekeeping Step-by-Step Cookbook covers scores of basic to advanced cooking techniques. From appetizers to meat and poultry, from pastas to flatbreads, from vegetables to desserts, every section begins with how-to photographs of a basic cooking technique as well as photographs of finished dishes and recipes that build on the technique. Preparation and cooking times as well as nutritional information are provided with every recipe. Know-How sections throughout are packed with essential information about food safety and storage, entertaining and menu-planning, food history, gadgets and equipment, ethnic ingredients, and cooking charts. Most appealing of all - and at the heart of the book - are the recipes!