One of the books I’m proudest of having written is Ruhlman’s Twenty: 20 Techniques, 100 Recipes, a Cook’s Manifesto. The publisher, Chronicle, is now promoting it by offering a great deal on the e-book, $3.99. I love the heft of the actual book, but frankly, if I’m looking for the seasoning for my fried chicken or the sauce for the Carolina BBQ, I open up my iPad and search the electronic version.

The book came about when, having a cocktail with an editor, I said, “Bill, there are only twenty things you need to know to cook anything.” He pointed his finger at me and said, “That’s a book!”

And so it was. The electronic version is available using the following links:


Apple ibookstore

Barnes & Noble

Google Play




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5 Wonderful responses to “E-Twenty”

  • Gregory Berg

    Thanks Michael…just ordered for my Kindle. This is one of my favorite cookbooks and shares a spot in my kitchen near the many Thomas Keller books you contributed to.

    The concept of making a stock in the oven overnight is so brilliant and such a perfect way to make a stock that is full of flavor and crystal clear. I learned to make a variety of stocks and fumes in culinary school but always on the stove top. It was so easy for the temperature to get away from you and then end up with a cloudy stock.

    The weekday Coq a Vin and the pork belly recipes are great. Hard to go wrong with “20” if you are a home cook.
    Looking forward to your future works.

  • Barbara Christensen

    I have the hardcover, but this so much handier. Thanks for the deal. I have learned so much from you. Thank you.

  • Jeremy

    Just FYI, the Amazon Kindle version is not currently available.

    “Item Under Review

    This book is currently unavailable because there are significant quality issues with the source file supplied by the publisher.”

    Looking forward to picking it up once it’s available!

    • Harry

      I see the same message. Wonder what happened between October 1 and October 3?