Recipes don't have to be fast to be simple The Best Slow & Easy Recipes gives you more than 250 recipes that show you why building flavor slower is sometimes better - and easier. The appeal of cooking food slowly is undeniable; a moderate oven temperature and extended cooking time can build rich, concentrated flavor and yield tender, juicy meat. But when most of us think of dishes that are slow cooking by nature - such as roasts, braises, and stews - we think of an all-day affair requiring constant attention, something to prepare for a special occasion or when you can commit a full day to the task. But in fact, in many cases just the opposite is true. These dishes are, for the most part, easy - although they take time, the process is largely unattended, leaving you free to simply walk away. You'll find all the classic slow-cooked dishes here - dishes where time, slow simmering, and gentle heat work their magic. We promise it's worth the wait.
Founded in 1980, "Cook's Illustrated" (formerly "Cook's Magazine") has emerged as "America's Test Kitchen, " renowned for its near-obsessive dedication to finding the best methods of American home cooking. "The Best Recipe" presents a collection of edited, organized, and annotated recipes plus more than 200 illustrations.
Here are more than 300 recipes that cover the wide range of Italian home cooking. Choose from many favorite dishes, including homemade ravioli, chicken piccata, veal scaloppini, sausage calzones, panna cotta, and more. In Italian Classics, you'll learn the secrets to making a red sauce that tastes like garden-fresh tomatoes and to infusing a chicken with the flavors of rosemary and garlic. In this award-winning collection, Italian recipes are made easy and accessible.
Author: Editors at Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Publisher: Americas Test Kitchen
Release Date: 2013
The Next Book in a Highly Successful Series More than 20 years of baking know-how from k's Illustrated magazine and the authors of The New York Times best sellers The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook and The Science of Good Cooking
Baking demystified with 450 foolproof recipes from Cook's Illustrated, America's most trusted food magazine. The Cook’s Illustrated Baking Book has it all—definitive recipes for all your favorite cookies, cakes, pies, tarts, breads, pizza, and more, along with kitchen-tested techniques that will transform your baking. Recipes range from easy (drop cookies and no-knead bread) to more ambitious (authentic croissants and dacquoise) and the trademark test kitchen expertise shines through each one. Discover why spreading the dough and then sprinkling the berries leads to better Blueberry Scones, why cubed versus shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese makes all the difference in our irresistible Cheese Bread, how we found three ways to squeeze more lemon flavor into our Lemon Bundt Cake, and how to keep the best Buttermilk Waffles your family will ever taste warm and crispy. An illustrated Baking Basics chapter at the front of the book provides information on key ingredients and equipment and lays the groundwork for a lifetime of baking success. A shopping guide at the back recommends our favorite brands. The recipes in this book represent all the wisdom of the bakers that came before us as well as all we've learned through literally thousands of trial-and-error sessions in our kitchens.
The Best Light REcipe offers more than 300 full-flavored lower-fat and reduced calorie recipes that still taste great and are guaranteed foolproof by the test cooks and editors who bring you Cook's Illustrated magazine. If we weren't satisfied with the results in our kitchen, the recipe didn't make the book.
Say good-bye to soupy mashed potatoes, greasy eggplant, and bland asparagus and say hello to perfect vegetables every time. Every recipe, technique, and kitchen staples needed to prepare over 350 different vegetable recipes are included in this Best Recipe Classic volume.
No one likes a tough roast, a leathery chop, or a boring burger. And because meat is so expensive, mistakes are simply not acceptable - that is, unless you work at America's Test Kitchen. Our job is to test every possible cut and technique, along with countless skillets, knives, and roasting pans. We like to say that we make all the mistakes first, so you don't have to. Our recipes have been tested - and retested - so that we know which cut is best for a particular recipe, which cooking techniques work)and which ones don't - and which pieces of equipment are essential. Want your holiday ham to come out right? Too scared to try prime rib at home? Is it possible to make real barbecued spareribs on a conventional backyard grill? The Best Meat Recipes contains more than 300 foolproof recipes - everything from grilled T-bone steaks and beef burgundy to shish kebab and smothered pork chops. And since great meat recipes begin at the meat counter, we've included an opinionated shopping guide that rates 70 poluar cuts for flavor and value. We tell you which roasts are worth the money and which roasts are not worth the trouble. You'll learn why the best steaks come from the short loin and why a bone-in spiral-cut ham from the shank end is our favorite choice. If you love meat, now you can really enjoy it with all the best recipes gathered here in one complete and practical cookbook.
Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: Americas Test Kitchen
Release Date: 2008
Presents over seven hundred recipes, organized into such categories as rustic breads, fancy cookies, and fruit desserts, along with step-by-step instructions for some dishes and tips on procedures, equipment, and ingredients.