Would you make 38 versions of crème caramel to find the absolute best version?
The authors of this book did. Here are 1,000 exhaustively tested recipes plus no-nonsense kitchen tests and tastings.
In America's test Kitchen, the editors of Cook's Illustrated test variations on a recipe 10, 20, 30, or even 50 times to evaluate everything from baking temperatures, mixing methods, and ingredient choices to cooking techniques and equipment choices—all in the quest to deliver the best recipe while also answering every conceivable cooking question. And along the way, they make sure to tell you where things might go wrong because they know that food is expensive and time is a precious commodity. The result? A comprehensive cooking resource and more than 1,000 recipes you can count on time and time again. This all-new edition not only contains the best recipes for your favorite home-cooked foods—from Meat Loaf with Brown Sugar-Ketchup Glaze and Chicken Pot Pie to Old-Fashioned Chocolate Layer Cake and Apple Crisp—it also explains how and why these recipes work so that you will become a better cook.
Featuring the best of the best, this edition represents the editors' picks from 10 years of cooking in America's test Kitchen. Expanded to include tutorials on grilling, baking, stir-frying, and much more, The New Best Recipe is the ultimate cooking resource for novice and experienced cooks alike.
This new edition features 1,000 recipes, 800 illustrations, step-by-step cooking tutorials, and hundreds of opinionated equipment and ingredient ratings.
Review by Amanda Evans
Idealist, former perfectionist, and now mother of five, Amanda Evans is also former co-owner of Exodus. Amanda's reviews focus on those items that matter to wives and mothers (which covers more than you might think!). Read more of them here.
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