Get Cracking is a fun and useful sneak peek at How to Cook Everything The Basics, the new cookbook from New York Times columnist and bestselling author Mark Bittman. In How to Cook Everything The Basics, Bittman teaches fundamental cooking techniques and essential lessons through building block recipes and beautiful, instructive photographs. In the Get Cracking app, try your hand at timing and cooking the perfect boiled egg, using photos and instructions from the book. Then check out the gallery for an idea of all the cookbook has to offer. Each of the 1,000 photos in The Basics teaches a lesson, from identifying essential equipment and key ingredients to demonstrating all the techniques you need to cook a wide range of simply great food. Even if you’re not a true beginner, the recipes, tips, and variations work together to help you hone your skills. The app’s gallery also includes several snapshots of pages from the book, so you can see how easy it is to follow Mark Bittman’s recipes and kitchen guidance. You can share “Get Cracking” via Facebook and Twitter, too. And if this sneak peek leaves you hungry for more, it’s easy to buy the book right from the app. We hope the app (and the book!) help you have lots of fun cooking with your family and friends.