America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook

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ISBN-13: 9780936184876
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
Publication date: 10/04/2005
Pages: 864
Product dimensions: 9.32(w) x 10.14(h) x 3.18(d)

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America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! This book holds all other cookbooks to a new standard! I love collecting cookbooks for reference and for use, but since I have discovered America's Test Kitchen, I now buy for practicality. I have tried well over 100 recipes in the various cook's illustrated cookbooks, and never have I been suprised, disapointed, caught off guard, or skocked by the results. The recipes are exactly what they claim to be and they are so thourough, that any cook from beginer to experienced can folow this cookbook with ease! Move over Joy of Cooking!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an avid cookbook fan and collector, but I find myself going back to America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook again and again. Every recipe I have tried out of this book has been awesome! The spanish rice, refried beans, pot roast. It has all been great and I would make these recipes over and over again. I would have to agree with the others and say that the pages are TOO thin. I find myself tearing pages all of the time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of the PBS show and have been awaiting a comprehensive cookbook from America's Test Kitchen for a while. This cookbook is good for the novice as well as seasoned home chefs. I used it within 3 days of purchase, easy to follow recipes and instructions. Loads of color photos. Plenty of helpful tips. Just a great overall cooking resource.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great cookbook for any cooking enthusiast. For beginning cooks, it gives basic instructions (including step by step photos) and general reference information (like pictures of all the different types of pasta and how they are best used, Lettuce 101, etc). For the more experienced home chef or foodie, there is tasting information, equipment ratings and more advanced recipes. And it comes with all the knowledge and testing that Cook's has built its reputation upon. So far, every recipe has been a delicious success. I tried the Cinnamon Spiced Nuts for a family get together yesterday and they were a smash hit. I like the three ring format, but recommend investing in some reinforcement rings if you have a two year old that likes to 'help' you cook.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have come to depend upon Cook's and America's Test Kitchen recipes and tips. This new cookbook is a wonderful combination of lots of recipoes that haven't appeared in other of their cookbooks, helpful hints, and product and equipment test results. Especially useful are the instances where a basic recipe is given, followed by a large number of variations. The quality of the paper is not the best, but given the size and weight of the book as it is, any more might have made it too cumbersome to work with. I do like the idea of being able to take out a page and use it. If I find myself making some recipes often, I can laminate those pages so they wear better. There must be some technical reason why the book comes unassembled. It only took a few minutes to put it together, but I was wondering why I had to do it. All in all it looks like a useful cookbook, and is a great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You usually can't beat a Cook's Illustrated /America's Test Kitchen recipe. These people know their stuff, and they test recipes until they're the best they can make them. Normally, their recipes work and they work the first time. This is quite frankly the BEST general purpose cookbook that I've ever seen. It's over 850 pages and containes more than 1200 recipes and is loaded with photographs and tips. Practically each page is an education in itself and is a fascinating read. Why 4 stars instead of 5? The paper the book is printed on is too thin (in putting the dividers where they belong, it was too easy to mess up the pages just by handling them, but I've found they work better after you get them in the binder), plus the finish isn't glossy so the photographs don't reproduce with all the detail they were designed to show. I'm sure the choice of paper was made to keep down the cost and bulk of an already thick book, but I feel it was a mistake. The dividers should have been sturdier and in alphabetical order to have been the most use to the reader. In conclusion, this book is great. It contains recipes for basic, everyday dishes on up to more 'exotic' offerings, and you'll know they'll be good and trustworthy. If Cook's had only put that same excellence into their choice of paper!