The Science of Good Cooking

Author: Cook's Illustrated
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781936493463
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Cooking

Master 50 simple concepts to ensure success in the kitchen. Unlock a lifetime of successful cooking with this groundbreaking new volume from the editors of Cook's Illustrated, the magazine that put food science on the map. Organized around 50 core principles our test cooks use to develop foolproof recipes, The Science of Good Cooking is a radical new approach to teaching the fundamentals of the kitchen. Fifty unique experiments from the test kitchen bring the science to life, and more than 400 landmark Cook's Illustrated recipes (such as Old-Fashioned Burgers, Classic Mashed Potatoes, andPerfect Chocolate Chip Cookies) illustrate each of the basic principles at work. These experiments range from simple to playful to innovative - showing you why you should fold (versus stir) batter for chewy brownies, why you whip egg whites with sugar, and why the simple addition of salt can make meat juicy. A lifetime of experience isn't the prerequisite for becoming a good cook; knowledge is. Think of this as an owner's manual for your kitchen.

The America s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook

Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781936493807
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Cooking

A landmark book from the test kitchen that has been teaching America how to cook for 20 years. We launched the America's Test Kitchen Cooking School two years ago to teach home cooks how to cook the test kitchen way, and since then thousands of students have taken our interactive video-based online courses. The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook shares the same goal as our online school and brings all our best practices—along with 600 all-time favorite recipes—into one place so that you can become a better, more confident cook. There is no better way to learn than seeing an expert in action, so we've included over 2,500 color photos that bring you into the test kitchen so you can see how to prepare recipes step-by-step. The book starts off with an exhaustive 46-page Cooking Basics chapter that covers everything from what equipment you need (and how to care for it) to test-kitchen tricks for how to make food taste better. Then we move on to cover all the major cooking and baking categories, from meat, poultry, and pasta to breads, cakes, and pies. Illustrated Core Techniques, like how to whip egg whites, roast a chicken, or bake flawless pie dough, focus on the building block recipes everyone should know. Recipe Tutorials that each feature 20-35 color photos then walk readers through recipes that are either more complicated or simply benefit from the visual clues of step photography, like Extra-Crunchy Fried Chicken, Sticky Buns with Pecans, and Deep-Dish Apple Pie. Every chapter ends with a library of the test kitchen's all-time favorite recipes, such as Pan-Seared Steaks with Red Wine Pan Sauce, Meatballs and Marinara, Best Vegetarian Chili, Memphis-Style Barbecued Ribs, and New York-Style Cheesecake—more than 600 in total—that will allow home cooks to expand their repertoire. The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook is a how-to-cook book that also explains why recipes succeed or fail, which makes it the ideal book for anyone looking to cook better.

The Cook s Illustrated Baking Book

Author: Editors at Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Publisher: Americas Test Kitchen
ISBN: 1936493586
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Cooking

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

Cook s Science

Author: THE EDITORS AT COOK'S ILLUSTRA
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781940352459
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Chemistry

This companion book to the New York Times best-selling The Science of Good Cooking discusses the science behind 50 ingredients, including pork shoulder, apples and dark chocolate, and performs an original experiment to show how the science works. --Publisher's description.

The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook

Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781940352039
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Cooking

50 Recipes for EVERYTHING You'll Ever Want to Make. Because smaller families shouldn't have to rely on recipes built for four or six, America's Test Kitchen has reengineered 650 of our best recipes to serve just two. Over the years we've discovered that scaling down a recipe isn't as simple as cutting the ingredients in half—cooking times, temperatures, and equipment need to be adapted as well. This comprehensive cookbook takes the guesswork out of cooking for two so you can be sure that anything you want to make—from Classic Beef Stew to Lasagna to a mini batch of Fudgy Brownies or a Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake—will come out right (and perfectly proportioned) every time. We'll also give you options when you're short on time. 150 recipes, including Chicken Saltimbocca and Pan-Seared Rib-Eye Steaks with Sweet-Tart Red Wine Sauce, can be on the table in 30 minutes or less. For those times when you want healthier fare, we've provided more than 100 recipes labeled "Light" such as Provencal Vegetable Soup and Poached Shrimp Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit, each with nutritional information listed in an easy-to-read chart in the back of the book. And we include chapters on for-two slow cooking, grilling, and baking pies, quick breads, cakes, and cookies. A 25-page manual teaches the basics of cooking for two, including clever shopping strategies to reduce waste, smart storage tricks help extend freshness of key ingredients, and our picks for the most useful kitchen equipment for any two-person household.

The New Best Recipe

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Publisher: Cooks Illustrated
ISBN: UCSC:32106017520633
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Cooking

Presents a collection of more than one thousand recipes along with cooking tutorials and opinons on equipment and ingredients.

The Cook s Illustrated Meat Book

Author: Cook's Illustrated
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781940352145
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Cooking

Eminently practical and truly trustworthy, The Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book is the only resource you’ll need for great results every time you cook meat. Whether you have burgers, steak, ribs, or roast chicken on the menu shopping for and cooking meat can be confusing, and mistakes can be costly. After 20-plus years of purchasing and cooking beef, pork, lamb, veal, chicken, and turkey, the editors of Cook’s Illustrated understand that preparing meat doesn’t start at the stove it starts at the store. The Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book begins with a 27-page master class in meat cookery, which covers shopping (what’s the difference between natural and organic labels?), storing (just how long should you really refrigerate meat and does the duration vary if the meat is cooked or raw?), and seasoning meat (marinating, salting, and brining). Matching cut to cooking method is another key to success, so our guide includes fully illustrated pages devoted to all of the major cooking methods: sautéing, pan-searing, pan-roasting, roasting, grilling, barbecuing, and more. We identify the best cuts for these methods and explain point by point how and why you should follow our steps and what may happen if you don’t. 425 Bulletproof and rigorously tested recipes for beef, pork, lamb, veal, and poultry provide plenty of options for everyday meals and special occasion dinners and you’ll learn new and better ways to cook favorites such as Pan-Seared Thick-Cut Steak, Juicy Pub-Style Burgers, Weeknight Roast Chicken, Barbecued Pulled Pork, and more. The Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book also includes equipment recommendations (what should you look for in a good roasting pan and is it worth spending extra bucks on a pricey nonstick skillet?). In addition, hundreds of step-by-step illustrations guide you through our core techniques so whether you’re slicing a chicken breast into cutlets or getting ready to carve prime rib the Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book covers all the bases

The Best Light Recipe

Author: Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Publisher: Cooks Illustrated
ISBN: 0936184973
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Cooking

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.

The Best Recipe

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Publisher:
ISBN: 0936184388
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Cooking

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.

More Best Recipes

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Publisher: Americas Test Kitchen
ISBN: 193361546X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Cooking

Features the editors' picks for the best recipes, offers ways to modify a recipe to create a new dish, presents advice on how to store and purchase food, and makes equipment recommendations.

Kitchen Hacks

Author: America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781940352008
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Cooking

"Like a team of kitchen MacGyvers, the test cooks of Cook's Illustrated have hacked their way through the kitchen and beyond to find innovative solutions to everyday cooking challenges. A kitchen hack is an unusual, easier, and/or better way of performing a task that often saves money and time or improves the quality of the outcome. This new book features over 1,000 of our best test kitchen-approved tips and tricks to help you face down kitchen conundrums. Need extra counter space during holiday prep? Place a baking sheet on top of a pulled-out kitchen drawer and voilO! No rolling pin to be found? Pull out a bottle of wine to flatten your pie dough. Can't get that sticky jar open? Fit a rubber band around the lid for a helpful grip. Throughout, you'll find fun and helpful illustrations that guide you every step of the way. Kitchen Hacks also features 22 "how did they do that?" recipes developed in the test kitchen, which we call recipe hacks. These include the keys to making perfect vanilla ice cream without a machine and a simple DIY recipe for eggless mayonnaise with a surprising secret ingredient. Become a more efficient and inventive cook and take your skills to the next level

Soups

Author: America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781940352800
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Cooking

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Best Slow and Easy Recipes

Author: Cook's Illustrated
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781936493722
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Cooking

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.

Here in America s Test Kitchen

Author: Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Publisher:
ISBN: 0936184590
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Cooking

This volume includes every recipe from the 2003 season. Capturing the spirit of such popular episodes as "American Casseroles," "Weekend Brunch," and "Cookie Jar Favorites," it also includes all of the cookware ratings, food tastings, and science experiments featured on each show.

Italian Classics

Author: Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Publisher:
ISBN: 0936184582
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Cooking

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.