The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook: An Illustrated Guide to the Core Techniques and Essential Recipes That Will Make You a Better Cook

The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook: An Illustrated Guide to the Core Techniques and Essential Recipes That Will Make You a Better Cook

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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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

With its 2,500 step-by-step photographs, almost 200 cooking lessons, and 600 all-time favorite recipes, this 832-page America's Test Kitchen omnibus puts you on track to becoming the great cook you want to be. Its easy-to-understand descriptions of preparation techniques and cooking methods make The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook an invaluable ready reference and its luscious recipes will generate the positive feedback you love to hear.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936493524
Publisher:
America's Test Kitchen
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Pages:
832
Sales rank:
35,939
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

This book has been tested, written, and edited by the test cooks, editors, food scientists, tasters, and cookware specialists at America’s Test Kitchen, a 2,500-square-foot kitchen located just outside Boston. It is the home of Cook’s Illustrated magazine and Cook’s Country magazine, the public television cooking shows America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen, America’s Test Kitchen Radio, and the online America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School.

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The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook: An Illustrated Guide to the Core Techniques and Essential Recipes That Will Make You a Better Cook 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love watching America's Test Kitchen on PBS, you will love "America's Test Kitchen Cooking School." Highly recommeded for both new/experienced cooks!! Beside recipes, the book covers cooking technics/equipment, if something goes wrong, how to correct it and the step by step pictures are just beautiful. Also just a good read in and of itself for all the excellent information provided on all aspects of cooking!!
CRose13 More than 1 year ago
This book provides all the details needed to make excellent meals for you and your family. They make it simple to read and follow. The pictures help to keep you on track. I would definitely offer this as a choice for a first time cook or even an intermediate cook. It's easy to read and makes cooking simple.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It has not failed me yet. Plain and simple to read with lots of photos.
Anonymous 7 months ago
This book will not load on my galaxy tab 4 nook reader. I get an error message saying it won't open and will be reloaded, and the help desk solution is just try rebooting, or we'll look into it, wait 2 weeks and try again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tells you why it's done that way, and how. Great cookbook!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not believe the size and amount of content this book has. It is huge and I think it tells you anything and everything you want to know about cooking. I am thrilled to get it and anxious to learn more from it as time goes on. I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves to cook. I also think it's great for those who don't enjoy cooking but have to do it anyway. There are tips and tricks that would help anyone in the kitchen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My only source for all things in the kitchen. Recipes, while not always quick or simple, are always perfect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago