The test kitchen has made hundreds of discoveries in the last 25 years as we developed foolproof recipes for the best tasting food. A handful of them have affected not just how we make an individual recipe, but how we cook in general.
We've collected our most surprising discoveries into one very special issue—Revolutionary Recipes 2017. These are test kitchen innovations that have changed the culinary world, along with all-time-best recipes for favorite foods like juicy drive-in style burgers, really good barbecued chicken kabobs, foolproof vinaigrette, indoor pulled pork, flaky biscuits, ultimate banana bread, and creamy vanilla ice cream. We also include our picks for best tasting ingredients and kitchen gear that outperformed competitors in kitchen tests.
Recipes and Discoveries Include:
Ultimate Char-Grilled Steak – Cook steaks in a low oven and finish directly over superhot coals corralled in a chimney starter.
Grilled Glazed Pork Tenderloin Roast – We use an unusual technique to “glue” together two pork tenderloins to create a single roast.
Perfect Scrambled Eggs – For big, tender, and rich-tasting curds, use a smaller skillet, add an extra egg yolk, and use a dual-heat method.
Perfect Roasted Potatoes – For crisp, dense, velvety results, pick the right potato, cover them for part of the cooking time and flip them once.
Foolproof Pie Dough – For pie that rolls out easy and bakes up flaky every time, grab this bottle from your liquor cabinet.