Updated Nov 08, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
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Sometimes we head to the grocery store without a plan and come back with a fillet of salmon, sack of potatoes, and a dozen eggs. We cherish our cookbook collections, but the thought of perusing through a stack of them in order to find recipes that work with our market haul is daunting. Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Matrix ($20;, a new book from the author and New York Times columnist, provides multiple, fool-proof preparation methods for singular ingredients, flipping the classic cookbook format on its head and helping readers to become better home-chefs. Without a doubt, one of our go-to guides this winter will be Bittman’s manual on Vegetable Soup, 12 Ways. Check out the handy chart below.

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