MORE THAN 300 EXHAUSTIVELY TESTED RECIPES THAT CELEBRATE AMERICAN CUISINE Step into our test kitchen and learn how to make truly great American food. Want to know how to keep lemon meringue pie from weeping or which type of chocolate makes the best pudding? Want to capture the flavors of a real clambake on top of the stove? To find the answers to these and hundreds more questions, we made 28 lemon meringue pies, chopped our way through pounds of chocolate, and steamed enough clams to feed a small town. In addition, weve included more than 200 illustrations plus no-nonsense equipment ratings and taste tests of supermarket ingredients.The Best American Classics features more than 300 recipes that cover the wide range of American cooking. Choose from favorite regional dishes such as Chicago deep-dish pizza, New Orleans legendary red beans and rice, or New York cheesecake. Or select beloved family fare like chicken pot pie, glazed meatloaf, and green bean casserole. Restaurant classics are here as well, from Parker House rolls and Waldorf salad to bananas foster. The Best American Classics celebrates the breadth of our cuisine with foolproof recipes that will stand the test of time.Real Boston Baked Beans that are worth the wait If you want to make Boston baked beans that are a cut above the tourist variety, youll need salt pork and bacon for authentic smoky flavor. And for best results, bake the beans for five hours, leaving the cover off the pot during the final hour to thicken the sauce to just the right consistency.Stovetop Mac n Cheese thats Silky Not Sticky This all-around family favorite appears in more guises than just about any other comfort food on the planet. But the best recipe, we found, is made on the stovetop (not baked) and uses evaporated milk in the sauce (not a fussy bchamel). All-American Meatloaf thats Crusty and Glazed Not Soggy For the best meatloaf, use a mix of meats (beef, pork, and veal). Then, select the right binders: cracker crumbs and breadcrumbs dont mask the flavor of the meat. Lastly, bake the loaf free-form (so it doesnt get soggy) and give it a double dose of glaze.Strawberry Shortcake That Tastes as Good as it Looks For a juicy filling that stays put between the biscuits, choose the ripest berries and then mash some of them into a chunky sauce and slice the rest. Left to sit with a little sugar, the mixture macerates, making a thick filling that soaks into the tender, easy-to-make biscuits.
Chicken is the go-to main course for most Americans, but the same old recipes featuring bland, dry chicken are all too often the norm - resulting in a collective sigh around the dinner table. The Best Chicken Recipes offers more than 300 foolproof ideas for cooking chicken right - and making dinner interesting again. Whether you're looking for a never-fail recipe for Simple Roast Chicken, classics with a modern twist (Chicken Salad with Fennel, Lemon, and Parmesan or Braised Chicken with Leeks and Saffron), or something entirely new to incorporate into your repertoire (Chicken Tagine or Firecracker Chicken, anyone?), you'll find it all here. In addition, we offer recipes to fit just about any season, occasion, and lifestyle, all divided into easy-to-navigate chapters for quick reference. Our information-packed primer shows you how to take the guesswork out of knowing when chicken is done and provides tips for boosting flavor, as well as detailed illustrations for basic basic butchering and carving techniques. Whether you're entertaining a group or cooking for two, are health conscious or time-crunched - we're got you covered. With this book in your kitchen, no one will ever be late to dinner again.
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.
Soup's on! With this new Best Recipe title, the editors of "Cook's Illustrated" left no stockpot unheated in their search for the best of the best--the best tips and techniques for building flavor, valuable information on storage and reheating, an essential cookware ingredient guide, and more than 200 recipes.
Presents detailed instructions on grilling, advice on the best grilling equipment and ingredients, and more than four hundred and fifty recipes for barbecuing meat, fish, shellfish, vegetables, pizzas, and creating rubs and sauces.
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.
Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
Release Date: 2014-10-01
All-new edition of our best-selling family cookbook with 1,100 new recipes! A comprehensive A to Z cookbook for anyone looking for an approachable timeless collection of foolproof recipes, cooking techniques, and product ratings from America’s Test Kitchen. The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, published in 2005, has sold more than 800,000 copies. We’ve completely updated and redesigned this edition, adding more than 1,100 new recipes to 200 best-loved classics from the original book. The 21 chapters include fresh modern takes on must-have recipes for everything from appetizers and soups to desserts of all kinds. If you want family-friendly recipes for casseroles, burgers, pizza, stovetop mac and cheese, vegetables and breakfast foods, look no further. Looking for new ways to cook chicken breasts, salmon, and pasta? You’ll find them here. More than 1,100 full-color step photographs and 300 recipe photos offer guidance and inspiration; each recipe gives the total time to make it to help you plan, and an illustrated equipment and buying guide features our shopping recommendations. Even if you have the first edition, you’ll want this one, too
Author: The Editors at America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
Release Date: 2018-03-27
Gathering together years of baking knowledge in their first-ever cake book, America's Test Kitchen offers a comprehensive collection of recipes for any cake you can imagine--from better-than-the-rest yellow cake layers for birthday parties to fanciful creations and elegant holiday desserts. Cakes are the ultimate all-occasion dessert. Whether you are looking for a party-worthy cake that's sure to bring smiles or a rustic treat for any time, America's Test Kitchen has the perfect recipe in this definitive guide to cake baking. The Perfect Cake opens with a valuable chapter of mix-and-match layer cakes, frostings, and fillings, allowing anyone to find just the combination they're looking for. The following chapters traverse a range of styles, touching on easy crowd-pleasers, sky-high stunners, American classics, holiday cakes, charming miniature cakes, and more. Rigorously tested to ensure the perfect outcome, these never-fail recipes will improve any baker's game, from White Cake Layers with an ultradowny crumb to a perfectly domed Pound Cake, a New York Cheesecake with a browned surface (and no cracks), and superlatively chocolaty Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes. Discover new techniques and flavors with a Blueberry Jam Cake frosted in a stunning ombré pattern, a sweet-salty Chocolate-Caramel Layer Cake, and a naked-sided Blackberry-Lemon Mascarpone Cake. And as only the test kitchen can, we fill the book with insight on everything from batter mixing methods to slicing cakes into multiple even layers. The Table of Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Build-a-Cake: Mix-and-Match Layers and Frostings Chapter 2: Cupcakes, Cake Pops, Mug Cakes, and More Chapter 3: Crowd-Pleasing Sheet Cakes Chapter 4: Sky-High Cakes Chapter 5: Elegant Cakes and Tortes Chapter 6: Great American Cakes Chapter 7: Celebrate! Holiday Cakes Chapter 8: Snack Cakes and Rustic Fruit Cakes Chapter 9: Pound Cakes, Bundt Cakes and Tube Cakes Chapter 10: Cool Down: Cheesecakes, Ice Cream, and Icebox
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.