America's Test Kitchen Cookbook
America's Test Kitchen Cookbook features recipes, equipment ratings, food tastings, and science experiments from the hit public television show.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 352 pages.
Publisher: Boston Common Press
Author: Editors of Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Description: Would you love to spend all day testing recipes for Key lime pie, roasting turkeys, or grilling shrimp? If so. welcome to America's Test Kitchen, the set and setting for the new hit public television series. In this real working kitchen, with 10 ovens, 12 cooks, and a staff of 30. we set out every day to find the best methods of preparing your favorite home-cooked foods, from brownies to pies, from steaks to roasts, from the simplest tomato sauce to the fanciest French tart. Unlike most other television series and cookbooks, we show you what doesn't work as well as what does. You'll find out why oven temperature matters, what goes into a great salad dressing, and how to tell when a steak is done. You'll see good food, bad food, and plenty of both as we explore, test, taste, and cook our way through one recipe after another. What other cooking show starts off with dry turkey meat, greasy fried chicken, and shrunken pie shells? We think that the best way to learn is through our mistakes.
This is one television show that is filmed in a real working kitchen -- the test kitchen at COOK'S ILLUSTRATED magazine just outside Boston. Here at COOK'S, we not only show you which cooking methods are best, we also perform taste tests (which brand of vanilla ice cream won our tasting?), test cookware (did you know that the cheapest blender is actually the best?), and perform science experiments (how does the method of preparing garlic affect its flavor?). Now, in The America's Test Kitchen Cookbook, you can have the results of these investigations along with the recipes that have made COOK'S ILLUSTRATED the fastest growing food magazine in America. You'll find out, for example, which is the best chocolate for brownies, how to make a great holiday turkey in less than two hours, and which potato is the best choice for mashing.
The staff at America's Test Kitchen learns by doing, and we invite you to come into our kitchen to cook along with us. We aren't convinced unless we can see it, taste it, smell it, and touch it. No piece of kitchen wisdom is taken for granted, and nothing is too unusual for us to try.
We know what you know. Recipes rarely deliver as promised. That's why America's Test Kitchen was established -- to take the fear out of cooking and to objectively discover the best methods for preparing favorites dishes. Most of all, we enjoy cooking for an audience, so we invite you to join us both on television and with this cookbook. Meet the cooks, read the recipes, and learn how to become a better cook. We're having a great time, and we hope that you can take the time to join us.
Condition: Good condition.
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