The editors at Cook’s Illustrated have hand-selected their absolute favorite Cook’s recipes of all time for this very special 25th anniversary commemorative issue. They had thousands to choose from, so how did they choose and what did they pick? They narrowed the list down to 117 must-have classics, such as Simple Pot Roast with Root Vegetables, Tender, Juicy Grilled Burgers, Weeknight Roasted Chicken, Ultimate Crispy Fried Chicken, Barbecued Pulled Pork, Pan-Seared Salmon, Best Baked Potatoes, Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, Make-Ahead Vinaigrette, Best Buttermilk Pancakes, Fluffy Dinner Rolls, Old Fashioned Chocolate Layer Cake, and Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie.
The recipes appear as they did originally in the magazine, with step-by-step photos, science sidebars, technique sidebars, testing results, and photos of recipe failures on the way to foolproof final versions.
Enjoy our picks of the standout recipes from our first 25 years. We trust you’ll find many favorites inside, and end up with flour-sprinkled, butter-smeared, and gravy-splashed pages as you cook for those closest to you in the years ahead.