A provocative, handpicked collection of relevant (and surprising) essential recipes for today's cook. We have countless recipes at our disposal today but what are the real keepers, the ones that don't just feed us when we're hungry or impress our friends on Saturday night, but inspire us to get into the kitchen? At the forefront of American cooking for more than 20 years, the editors at America's Test Kitchen have answered this question in an essential collection of recipes that you won't find anywhere else: 100 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Make. Organized into three recipe sections--Absolute Essentials, Surprising Essentials, and Global Essentials--each recipe is preceded by a thought-provoking essay that positions the dish. For example, Treating Pasta Like Rice Simplifies Everything; A Covered Pot Is a Surprisingly Good Place to Roast a Chicken; and Re-imagine Pie in a Skillet to Simplify the Process. You'll find useful workday recipes like a killer tomato sauce that's almost as easy as opening a jar of the store-bought stuff; genius techniques for producing amazing flavor--try poaching chicken breasts over a garlic-and-soy- spiked brine (trust us, it's that good); and familiar favorites reinvigorated--the best beef stew comes from Spain (and it's even easier to make than the stateside stew you've been eating for years). Gorgeous photography (shot right in the test kitchen) accompanies every recipe, revealing the finished dish as well as highlights of its preparation. Likely to stir debate among anyone interested in food and cooking, 100 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Make provides a snapshot of how we cook today and will galvanize even the most jaded cook to get into the kitchen.From the Hardcover edition.
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.
Deliver on flavor, save on time, with this family-friendly cookbook. This latest addition to our bestselling ring-bound cookbook series revolutionizes quick cooking with more than 750 recipes that can be ready in 45 minutes or less. Most of the recipes require only a handful of ingredients, and clever strategies plus convenience products turn typically time consuming recipes like Easiest-Ever Chicken Pot Pie, Quick Beef Stew and Spinach Lasagna into busy night dinner options. We also provide fast appetizer, brunch, and dessert recipes such as Easy Melted Brie with Honey and Herbs, 25-Minute Egg Roulade with Spinach and Gruyere, and 45-Minute Lazy Man's Tiramisu. Super-fast recipes (ready in 25 minutes or less) include Tomato Florentine Tortellini Soup and Seared Scallops with Lemon, Peas, and Orzo. This comprehensive cookbook answers the age-old question "What's for dinner?" with hundreds of innovative, flavorful, and fast dishes sure to become repeat recipe requests in your house.
America's Test Kitchen Slowcooker Revolution: One Test Kitchen. 30 Slow Cookers. 200 Amazing Recipesby America'S Test Kitchen
The 200 recipes in this family friendly collection deliver a revolution in slow cooking. Who says you can't have convenience and big, bold flavors! And with America's Test Kitchen, the recipes are guaranteed to work.
The ultimate collection of recipes from your favorite TV show This newly revised edition of The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook includes all 15 seasons (including 2015) of the hit TV show in a lively collection featuring more than 950 foolproof recipes and dozens of tips and techniques.
The Best Simple Recipes: More Than 200 Great-tasting, Foolproof Meals That Cook in 30 Minutes or Lessby America'S Test Kitchen
"The Best Simple Recipes" proves fast can be flavorful. The editors of "America's Test Kitchen" put their kitchen know-how to the test by developing meals that work in 30 minutes or less without sacrificing flavor. Full-color photographs throughout. Other cookbooks by this author are available in this library.
Putting the foods you love back on the table We've revamped over 175 feel-good favorites (like creamy Macaroni and Cheese, Meat and Cheese Lasagna, and Fudgy Brownies) including 50 comfort-food restaurant favorites from the likes of The Cheesecake Factory (New York-Style Cheesecake), Olive Garden (Fettuccini Alfredo), Chili's (Nachos), and Au Bon Pain (Cinnamon Rolls) slashing thousands of calories and hundreds of grams of fat along the way. How did we do it? We put flavor first and used our test kitchen experience, smart ingredient substitutions (no fake fats or artificial sweeteners allowed), and innovative cooking techniques to make comfort food that you'll actually be comfortable eating. Comfort Food Makeovers isn't simply a collection of these tested and perfected recipes; it's an arsenal of fat and calorie-cutting strategies you can put to use. Use them to transform your own recipes into better tasting food that's better for you. We include a list of our key go-to ingredients that helped lighten or add flavor to the recipes in the book, as well as the essential equipment we found ourselves using again and again as we developed the recipes over time. Dramatic before and after counts for calories, grams of fat, and grams of saturated fat appear with each recipe, and full nutritional information for the recipes is provided at the back of the book.
This newly revised edition of The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook features all 16 seasons (including 2016) of the hit TV show in a lively collection offering more than 1,100 foolproof recipes, dozens of tips and techniques, and our comprehensive shopping guide to test kitchen-approved ingredients and equipment. All your favorites are here--from Coq au Riesling and Tuscan-Style Beef Stew to Whole-Wheat Pancakes, Foolproof New York Cheesecake, and Cherry Clafouti. With this newly revised and updated edition, you'll have 16 years of great cooking and expertise from America's most-trusted test kitchen.
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.
Best-Selling vegetarian cookbook destined to become a classic. Everyone knows they should eat more vegetables and grains, but that prospect can be intimidating with recipes that are often too complicated for everyday meals or lacking in fresh appeal or flavor. For the first time ever, the test kitchen has devoted its considerable resources to creating a vegetarian cookbook for the way we want to eat today. The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook is a wide-ranging collection of boldly flavorful vegetarian recipes covering hearty vegetable mains, rice and grains, beans and soy as well as soups, appetizers, snacks, and salads. More than 300 recipes are fast (start to finish in 45 minutes or less), 500 are gluten-free, and 250 are vegan and are all highlighted with icons on the pages. The book contains stunning color photography throughout that shows the appeal of these veggie-packed dishes. In addition, almost 500 color photos illustrate vegetable prep and tricky techniques as well as key steps within recipes.
Why buy it when you can make it? From smoked bacon and dill pickles to your own home-brewed ale, trust the test kitchen experts to guide you through more than 100 foolproof kitchen projects. Pantry Staples For the freshest, best results, make your own ketchup, hot sauce, and vanilla extract. For the adventurous, there's sriracha, harissa, and wine vinegar. Jams and Jellies Preserve the seasons with orange marmalade, strawberry jam, and apple butter, while wine jelly and bacon jam are great year-round options. Pickled Favorites Get your pickle fix with classics like bread-and-butters and sour dills, plus test kitchen favorites like dilly beans, giardiniera, and kimchi. The Dairy Best Making fresh cheeses like ricotta and goat cheese, churning butter, preparing yogurt, and even making soy milk (for tofu) are simpler than you think. Charcuterie at home From artisanal pancetta, prosciutto, pâtés, and terrines to everyday favorites like bacon, chorizo, and beef jerky, our recipes have the carnivore covered. Snacks and Sweets Make store-bought favorites like rich buttery crackers, marshmallows, and graham crackers fresher and better. Or take the fancier route with lavash crackers, grissini, salted caramels, and chocolate-hazelnut spread. Beverages Stock your fridge with root beer, ginger beer, and cold-brew coffee. Stock your bar with sweet vermouth, cocktail bitters, and tonic water. Plus, our IPA beer recipe is ideal for first-time home brewers.
Canning perfected the America's Test Kitchen way. The art of preserving produce by canning and preserving has come full circle from grandmother's kitchen to a whole new generation now eager to learn it. This detailed guide to home preserving is perfect for novice canners and experts alike and offers more than 100 foolproof recipes across a wide range of categories, from sweet jams and jellies to savory jams, vegetables, condiments, pickles, whole fruits, and more. Let the experts at America's Test Kitchen show you how to do it right with detailed tutorials, troubleshooting tips, equipment information, and insight into the science behind canning.
Healthy meals made the slow cooker way America's Test Kitchen had a simple goal: Create quick and easy foolproof slow cooker recipes that taste as good as meals prepared on the stovetop or in the oven. They had one more stipulation: They wanted their selections to be healthy, not the fat-heavy main courses featured in many slow cooker cookbooks. It took nearly a year of testing, 1,500 recipes, and $20,000 spent on groceries to find the finalists: 200 new, easy-to-make slow cooker recipes. True to its trusted source, the winning recipes collected here include delicious weekday and holiday meals; snacks, sides, and desserts.
Gluten free recipes perfected Successful gluten free recipes require more than just new ingredients. You need new techniques and that's where our test kitchen team can help. We tried thousands of recipes (most were pretty awful) before we figured out the secrets to making favorite foods without gluten. In this landmark book, we tell what works (and why) so you can successfully prepare lasagna, fried chicken, and fresh pasta in your kitchen. And we have reinvented the rules of baking to produce amazing cookies, cakes, breads, biscuits and more.
Our all-new collection of gluten-free recipes features a new whole-grain flour blend, more than 50 dairy-free recipes, and nutritionals for every recipe. Building on the best-selling success of The How Can It Be Gluten- Free Cookbook, we've gone back into the test kitchen to expand our repertoire of revolutionary gluten-free recipes, including developing a whole-grain flour blend that brings earthy flavor to a variety of baked goods such as sandwich bread, waffles, rustic walnut-cherry boule, chai spice bread, sesame crackers, and a free-form rustic tart dough used to make a stunning pear and cranberry tart. Throughout there are recipes that use the test kitchen's all-purpose flour blend, such as bagels, hamburger rolls, brioche, baguettes, and easy-to-make pan pizzas, as well as sweet treats like yeasted doughnuts, blondies, lemon layer cake, and Dutch apple pie. Also new to this book are nutritionals for every recipe and dairy-free versions of more than half the baked goods based on extensive testing done with alternative milks and yogurt and vegan cream cheese and butter. Innovative techniques and discoveries are explained throughout: a simple oven proofing method that helps gluten-free breads rise taller and more consistently, foil collars that ensure hamburger buns that are the right size, and a double-batter-ing and double-frying method for fried fish with a crispy gluten-free coating. From breakfast foods, grains, and comfort foods to a whole range of baked goods, this new volume delivers groundbreaking recipes plus information on the best gluten-free breads and pastas on the market today and an essential resource section that is a road map for cooking and baking without gluten.
Innovative solutions to everyday cooking challenges from our team of test kitchen MacGyvers--the test cooks at Cook's Illustrated magazineA 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. In this wacky but eminently useful collection of kitchen hacks, you will learn how to outsmart tricky tasks and face down kitchen challenges (big and small) with innovative and clever ideas from Quick Tips, the most popular feature in Cook's Illustrated magazine (900,000 circulation). Kitchen Hacks is a beautifully designed guidebook to hacking your kitchen . . . and beyond!From the Trade Paperback edition.space during holiday prep? Place a baking sheet on top of a pulled-out kitchen drawer and voilà! * 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. Kitchen Hacks also features 22 "how did they do that?" recipes developed in the test kitchen. These recipe hacks are fun, creative recipes that approach food and cooking in surprising or magical ways. They include Homemade Chocolate Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping, Eggless Mayo emulsified with milk, Dairy-Free Whipped Cream made from coconut milk, and mess-free Microwave Caramel Sauce. No matter what kind of project you're tackling or what kind of kitchen hacker you are, you can become a more efficient and inventive cook and take your skills to the next level with our kitchen hacks--and have fun while doing it!
The ultimate plan-ahead cookbook that delivers on flavor Harried home cooks learned the hard way that the best possible way to maintain their mealtime sanity is to make things ahead. This stress-saving America's Test Kitchen cookbook collects 150 reliable recipes for make-ahead meals including everything from ready-to-serve entrees to braises to slow-cooked specialties to oven-ready casseroles and Sunday main meals. Another great addition to a popular cookbook series.
Part field guide to grilling and barbecuing and part cookbook, Master of the Grill features a wide variety of kitchen-tested recipes for meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, pizza, and more. These are the recipes everyone should know how to make-- the juiciest burgers, barbecue chicken that's moist not tough, tender grill-smoked pork ribs, the greatest steak (and grilled potatoes to serve alongside). Regional specialties are included, too--learn how to make Cowboy Steaks, Alabama BBQ Chicken, and Kansas City Sticky Ribs. Colorful photography captures the beauty of the recipes and step-by-step shots guide you through everything you need to know. A section on grilling essentials covers the pros and cons of gas and charcoal grills and which might be right for you, as well as the tools you'll use with them-- such as grill brushes, tongs, vegetable baskets, and wood chips and chunks.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In this timely, unique cookbook, America's Test Kitchen tackles the monumental challenge of creating foolproof, great-tasting baked goods that contain less sugar and rely only on natural alternatives to white sugar. White sugar is one of the most widely demonized health threats out there, even more than fat, and consumers are increasingly interested in decreasing the amount of sugar they use and also in using less-processed natural sweeteners. But decreasing or changing the sugar in a recipe can have disastrous results: Baked goods turn out dry, dense, and downright inedible. We address these issues head-on with 120 foolproof, great-tasting recipes for cookies, cakes, pies and more that reduce the overall sugar content by at least 30% and rely solely on more natural alternatives to white sugar.
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
Smart New Strategies and Inventive Recipes for People Who Really Like to Eat Eating paleo doesn't have to be boring. Whether you're a strict paleo adherent or you just want to eat paleo from time to time, this collection of foolproof, practical, and innovative recipes is an invaluable resource. We've tackled the challenges of cooking paleo-friendly meals that taste great so that your time in the kitchen is guaranteed to be well spent. Packed with test kitchen expertise, this book not only contains 150 foolproof recipes but will also teach you how to bake with nut flours, how to make a pan sauce without butter or wine, and how to make paleo-friendly pantry staples like crackers, coconut yogurt, and even barbecue sauce. With recipes that taste this good, you won't even miss the sugar, dairy, or grains.
100 foolproof pressure-cooker recipes that will change the way you cook. In Pressure Cooker Perfection, the first volume in our new test kitchen handbook series, the editors at America's Test Kitchen demystify an appliance that to many home cooks remains intimidating -- but shouldn't. Modern pressure cookers are safer, quieter, more reliable, and more user-friendly than old-fashioned jiggle-top models. And they can prepare a wide range of foods -- everything from barbecue to risotto -- in record time. Cooking under pressure results in better-tasting dishes because every drop of flavor is trapped in the sealed pot. This fact, combined with the shorter cooking time, means that your dishes will be supercharged with flavor. And cooking under pressure is versatile. While they're ideal for roasts and stews, pressure cookers can also turn out perfectly tender beans, grains, and legumes in short order. If ever there was a cooking method that could benefit from the obsessive trial and error that our test kitchen is known for, this is it. When cooking time is compressed, every minute matters, and when flavors are amplified, even a small change becomes significant. We ran hundreds of tests in fifteen pressure cookers to find out what works and what doesn't, and we deliver the foolproof, guaranteed-successful recipes in Pressure Cooker Perfection. With this foolproof guide to cooking under pressure, every home cook will be guaranteed success.
One perfect recipe from each year of the celebrated Cook's Illustrated Magazine, 1993-2015 This is a capsule collection of the best of the best from Cook's Illustrated Magazine--one essential recipe from each year of publication that, in one affordable package, delivers foolproof recipes for appetizers, main dishes, and desserts.
Classic meals made with only six ingredients Think it takes more than a handful of ingredients to get a hearty chicken soup, Sunday dinner--worthy roast beef, or robustly flavored spaghetti and meatballs on the table? Think again. The test cooks at America's Test Kitchen tackled a new challenge in this collection of 175+ fuss-free recipes that slash the shopping list but deliver the big flavor you'd expect. In The Six-Ingredient Solution, we put our ingredients to work and revamped the cooking methods for everything from starters and soups to braises, casseroles, pastas, and desserts--without losing any flavor.
The 200 recipes in this family-friendly collection deliver a revolution in slow cooking like only America's Test Kitchen can! Who doesn't like the idea of throwing ingredients into a slow cooker and coming back hours later to a finished meal? Too bad most slow cooker recipes deliver mediocre results you'd rather forget than fix again. A team of ten test cooks at America's Test Kitchen spent a year developing recipes, and what they discovered will change the way you use your slow cooker.Did you know that onions garlic, and spices should be bloomed in the microwave for five minutes before they go into the slow cooker? This simple step intensifies their flavor and requires no extra work. Did you know that a little soy sauce mixed with tomato paste adds meaty flavors to almost any stew and can often replace the tedious step of browning the meat? And do you know the secret to a moist slow-cooker chicken? Start the bird upside down to protect the delicate white meat from drying out.
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