Celebrate 25 years of the iconic magazine with a limited-edition tee and not one, but two landmark recipe collections. The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook features 2,000+ recipes from the first 20 years of the magazine. Revolutionary Recipes Collector's Edition celebrates 25 years of the magazine with a collection of 230 recipes that changed the way America cooks, all accompanied by the original essay from the magazine and all new full-color recipe photos.
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Cook's Illustrated Revolutionary Recipes
On the occasion of Cook's Illustrated's 25th anniversary, we've gathered together our most groundbreaking recipes and extraordinary innovations from the past quarter-century in this hands-on book packed with practical tips and techniques.
These recipes tell the story of how Cook's Illustrated has changed American home cooking through its signature blend of rigorous testing, culinary research, science, and unorthodox approaches to developing foolproof recipes. As fans of Cook's Illustrated the essays that accompany each recipe in every issue, tracing from initial brainstorming to aha moments (and the occasional catastrophe) to final success, are a big part of what makes the magazine so trustworthy (and enjoyable to read). Rarely republished since they first appeared in the magazine, these feature-length stories celebrate the art of food writing and the extensive work that goes into every recipe.
In addition to the recipes, essays, and helpful sidebars, this book also features the trademark black-and-white illustrations that have become synonymous with Cook's Illustrated, creative use of the beloved front- and back-cover art, and a new addition: gorgeous, full-color photographs of each dish.
Cook's Illustrated Cookbook
The ultimate recipe resource: an indispensable treasury of more than 2,000 foolproof recipes and 150 test kitchen discoveries from the pages of Cook's Illustrated magazine.
There is a lot to know about cooking, more than can be learned in a lifetime, and for the last 20 years, we have been eager to share our discoveries with you, our friends and readers.
Looking back over this work as we edited this volume, we were reminded of some of our greatest hits, from Foolproof Pie Dough (we add vodka for an easy-to-roll-out but flaky crust), innumerable recipes based on brining and salting meats (our Brined Thanksgiving Turkey in 1993 launched a nationwide trend), Slow-Roasted Beef (we salt a roast a day in advance and then use a very low oven to promote a tender, juicy result), Poached Salmon (a very shallow poaching liquid steams the fish instead of simmering it in water and robbing it of flavor), and the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies (we brown the butter for better flavor).
More than just a great collection of foolproof recipes, The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook is also an authoritative cooking reference with clear hand-drawn illustrations for preparing the perfect omelet, carving a turkey, removing meat from lobsters, frosting a layer cake, shaping sandwich bread, and more. 150 test kitchen tips throughout the book solve real home-cooking problems such as how to revive tired herbs, why you shouldn't buy trimmed leeks, what you need to know about freezing and thawing chicken, when to rinse rice, and the best method for seasoning cast-iron (you can even run it through the dishwasher).