Synopses & Reviews
There's only one book that brings the best of the nearly 1,000 recipes we develop each year directly to America's Test Kitchen fans. The Best of America's Test Kitchen 2009 is a virtual yearbook of the most interesting work produced by the kitchen, pulled together from every corner of our company: Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines, our bi-monthly special interest publications, our best-selling cookbooks, and our award winning public television shows. Each test cook's voice comes through clearly in the first-person narratives that accompany each master recipe providing an intimate peek into our testing process. This year's collection of more than 200 recipes includes: Southern-Style Skillet Cornbread (from Cook's Country), Lasagna di Carnivale (The Best International Recipe), and Apricot Almond Bundt Cake (The America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book). Notes from the Test Kitchen accompany each recipe where we keep the home cook on the right path--from ingredient and equipment particulars to techniques. We've also created a substantial resource section, complete with six in-depth two-page spreads from Cook's Illustrated magazine featuring how-to guides like Mastering the Art of Stew and Stocking a Baking Pantry. This major section also features the year's best quick tips, as well as the testings and tastings from both Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines. This popular yearbook has become a holiday favorite for cooking enthusiasts across the country.