The Perfect Recipe: Getting It Right Every Time -- Making Our Favorite Dishes the Absolute Best They Can Be

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Pam Anderson roasted more than 40 turkeys, steamed and boiled more than three dozen lobsters, cleaned and cooked more than 100 pounds of greens, baked more than 50 cobblers—all so you can have the perfect recipe . . .

Which comes first when mashing potatoes—the butter or the milk? What grade and grind of meat make the best hamburgers? How do you roast a turkey so the breast meat is as moist and juicy as the legs? For the tenderest muffins, should you use buttermilk, yogurt or ...

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Pam Anderson roasted more than 40 turkeys, steamed and boiled more than three dozen lobsters, cleaned and cooked more than 100 pounds of greens, baked more than 50 cobblers—all so you can have the perfect recipe . . .

Which comes first when mashing potatoes—the butter or the milk? What grade and grind of meat make the best hamburgers? How do you roast a turkey so the breast meat is as moist and juicy as the legs? For the tenderest muffins, should you use buttermilk, yogurt or milk? At what temperature should you cook prime rib for the most succulent results? Is it possible to create a fudgy, cakey, chewy brownie all in one? Most of us don't have time to figure out the answers to questions like these. We need somebody to do the work for us and get our favorite recipes just right. In this book, Pam Anderson, the food editor of USA Weekend magazine, does just that. Painstakingly conducting test after test, Anderson arrives at not only the best recipe but frequently the most convenient and sensible one: • A simple formula for a stir-fry that can be varied with different combinations of meat, vegetables and sauces • French bread so easy it can be baked every day • Chicken pot pie for weeknights, made with convenient chicken breasts rather than a whole chicken • Macaroni and cheese as effortless as boxed, but three times as satisfying • Pizza dough that rises in just one hour or throughout the day • A cobbler that can be prepared with dozens of different fruits, making it 40 desserts in one.

THE PERFECT RECIPE includes more than 150 recipes in all, with dozens of step-by-step illustrations of techniques, comparisons of products and useful tips.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618132690
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 7.13 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

PAM ANDERSON is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great and the best-selling Perfect Recipes for Having People Over and The Perfect Recipe, winner of an IACP Award. The monthly food columnist for USA Weekend, she is a contributing editor to Fine Cooking and Runner's World. She is the former executive editor of Cook's Illustrated and teaches cooking classes across the country and appears frequently on TV and radio.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Taking Stock
Chicken Soup for the Body 14
Simple Clam Chowder 24
How to Make Flavorful Beef Soup 33
Everyday Classics
The Occidental Stir-Fry 44
Macaroni and Cheese: The Real MacCoy 59
Fine-Tuning Homemade Pizza and Calzones 66
Chicken in No Time Flat 80
Rediscovering Fried Chicken 92
One-Pot Chicken Pot Pie 102
A Better Burger 112
Memorable Meat Loaf 124
Simple, Satisfying Beef Stew 130
Special Dinners
Perfect Roast Turkey 144
Cornish Hens for Company 164
Perfect Prime Rib 175
Holiday Pork Roast 188
How to Select, Cook and Serve a Lobster 198
On the Side, but Not Forgotten
The Cabbage Makes the Slaw 214
Great Greens 222
Corn on the Cob: How to Buy It, Store It and Cook It 237
Perfect Potato Salad 245
Mashed Potatoes: The Best They Can Be 252
Bread Winners
Daily Bread 260
New-Style Southern Corn Bread 272
Big, Beautiful Muffins 280
Perfect Pancakes 291
Be-All and End-All Desserts
Mix-and-Match Fruit Cobblers 297
Strawberry Shortcake 309
An Even Better Apple Pie 314
Infallible Lemon Meringue Pie 324
Incredible Cream Pies 330
Exquisite Cheesecake: One Recipe, Three Textures 336
A Fudgy, Chewy, Cakey Brownie 344
Just-Right Rolled Cookies 350
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