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From Basic to Bucket List

The first book entirely on technique from America's Test Kitchen features 100 innovative techniques that will transform your cooking life, paired with more than 200 innovative recipes that put the techniques into real-world, home-kitchen applications. From making the most tender burger patties to grill-roasting an entire ham; from making pan sauces to dry-aging your own beef; and from griddling the fluffiest pancakes to tempering chocolate, making caramel, and baking French pastry, the test cooks of ATK show you the way.

The first section, "Essentials Every Home Cook Should Know," covers core techniques to improve anyone's cooking. Learn why it's crucial to season with salt properly before and during cooking for fabulous Roasted Bone-In Chicken Breasts and Crispy Salt and Pepper Shrimp. Cook any piece of salmon to silky, golden-crusted perfection through our high-low roasting technique. The second section, "Techniques You Didn't Know You Couldn't Live Without," includes techniques we developed from unexpected angles of discovery. Bake beautifully crusty, golden, bubbly-topped pizza in your home oven by using a skillet. Fry easy, restaurant-quality homemade French fries by starting the potatoes in room-temperature oil. The third section, "The Bucket List," gives you the know-how to make dreamed-about projects come true. Barbecue true Texas Beef Ribs in your standard kettle grill. Cure your own bacon or gravlax right in your refrigerator. Bake, assemble, and decorate a show stopping, sky-high layer cake for any special occasion.

Techniques range from everyday to wish list

Just adding water makes for perfectly sautéed vegetables; and simply melting butter before mixing it into flour bakes the best chewy-tender cookies ever. But also: Make the ultimate paella on your grill; ferment pickles right in your own refrigerator; turn out true old-world artisan bread from your home oven.

Eye-opening, unique format

Each 4-page technique has a thoughtfully engaging introduction (with an illuminating science box when appropriate) explaining the technique, 1 to 4 recipes, and gorgeous styled color photos of both step-by-step procedures and finished dishes.

Concentrates squarely on technique

America's Test Kitchen has been developing innovative techniques for the home cook since its beginnings. 100 Techniques is one of the only cookbooks available that focuses on wide-ranging, modern, practical strategies that home cooks can use every single day.


448 Pages
225 Recipes
Full-Color Photos Throughout
Item Number CF25

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