What Good Cooks Know

20 Years of Test Kitchen Expertise in One Essential Handbook

Author: America's Test Kitchen

Publisher: America's Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1940352665

Category: Cooking

Page: 448

View: 2319

"From foolproof techniques, including the best way to get a good sear on a steak and how to butterfly a chicken, to hundreds of invaluable product reviews, this one-stop reference has all the authority of the test kitchen's extensive tasting, testing, and recipe development protocols behind it. You'll also get tutorials on basic cooking skills and useful cooking science, 85 essential recipes (50 master recipes and 35 variations), and an extensive section of appendices packed with even more information."--

The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook

Everything You Need to Know to Become a Great Cook

Author: America's Test Kitchen

Publisher: America's Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1936493802

Category: Cooking

Page: 822

View: 8903

A landmark book from the test kitchen that has been teaching America how to cook for 20 years. We launched the America's Test Kitchen Cooking School two years ago to teach home cooks how to cook the test kitchen way, and since then thousands of students have taken our interactive video-based online courses. The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook shares the same goal as our online school and brings all our best practices—along with 600 all-time favorite recipes—into one place so that you can become a better, more confident cook. There is no better way to learn than seeing an expert in action, so we've included over 2,500 color photos that bring you into the test kitchen so you can see how to prepare recipes step-by-step. The book starts off with an exhaustive 46-page Cooking Basics chapter that covers everything from what equipment you need (and how to care for it) to test-kitchen tricks for how to make food taste better. Then we move on to cover all the major cooking and baking categories, from meat, poultry, and pasta to breads, cakes, and pies. Illustrated Core Techniques, like how to whip egg whites, roast a chicken, or bake flawless pie dough, focus on the building block recipes everyone should know. Recipe Tutorials that each feature 20-35 color photos then walk readers through recipes that are either more complicated or simply benefit from the visual clues of step photography, like Extra-Crunchy Fried Chicken, Sticky Buns with Pecans, and Deep-Dish Apple Pie. Every chapter ends with a library of the test kitchen's all-time favorite recipes, such as Pan-Seared Steaks with Red Wine Pan Sauce, Meatballs and Marinara, Best Vegetarian Chili, Memphis-Style Barbecued Ribs, and New York-Style Cheesecake—more than 600 in total—that will allow home cooks to expand their repertoire. The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook is a how-to-cook book that also explains why recipes succeed or fail, which makes it the ideal book for anyone looking to cook better.

Kitchen Smarts

Questions and Answers to Boost Your Cooking IQ

Author: America's Test Kitchen (Firm)

Publisher: America's Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1940352711

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 8015

In this follow-up to 2014's best-selling Kitchen Hacks, the expert editors at Cook's Illustrated magazine have applied the same creative thinking to a new Q&A-style book. Kitchen Smarts packs together hundreds of definitive, researched, kitchen-tested answers to questions large and small, common and bizarre. There are no dumb questions but there are dumb--and wrong!--answers, we're here to protect you from those and help you become a better, more confident cook.

The Science of Good Cooking

Author: Cook's Illustrated

Publisher: America's Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1936493462

Category: Cooking

Page: 504

View: 9269

Master 50 simple concepts to ensure success in the kitchen. Unlock a lifetime of successful cooking with this groundbreaking new volume from the editors of Cook's Illustrated, the magazine that put food science on the map. Organized around 50 core principles our test cooks use to develop foolproof recipes, The Science of Good Cooking is a radical new approach to teaching the fundamentals of the kitchen. Fifty unique experiments from the test kitchen bring the science to life, and more than 400 landmark Cook's Illustrated recipes (such as Old-Fashioned Burgers, Classic Mashed Potatoes, andPerfect Chocolate Chip Cookies) illustrate each of the basic principles at work. These experiments range from simple to playful to innovative - showing you why you should fold (versus stir) batter for chewy brownies, why you whip egg whites with sugar, and why the simple addition of salt can make meat juicy. A lifetime of experience isn't the prerequisite for becoming a good cook; knowledge is. Think of this as an owner's manual for your kitchen.

Kitchen Hacks

How Clever Cooks Get Things Done

Author: America's Test Kitchen (Firm)

Publisher: America's Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1940352002

Category: Cooking

Page: 368

View: 6332

"Like a team of kitchen MacGyvers, the test cooks of Cook's Illustrated have hacked their way through the kitchen and beyond to find innovative solutions to everyday cooking challenges. A kitchen hack is an unusual, easier, and/or better way of performing a task that often saves money and time or improves the quality of the outcome. This new book features over 1,000 of our best test kitchen-approved tips and tricks to help you face down kitchen conundrums. Need extra counter space during holiday prep? Place a baking sheet on top of a pulled-out kitchen drawer and voilO! No rolling pin to be found? Pull out a bottle of wine to flatten your pie dough. Can't get that sticky jar open? Fit a rubber band around the lid for a helpful grip. Throughout, you'll find fun and helpful illustrations that guide you every step of the way. Kitchen Hacks also features 22 "how did they do that?" recipes developed in the test kitchen, which we call recipe hacks. These include the keys to making perfect vanilla ice cream without a machine and a simple DIY recipe for eggless mayonnaise with a surprising secret ingredient. Become a more efficient and inventive cook and take your skills to the next level

100 Recipes

The Absolute Best Ways To Make The True Essentials

Author: America's Test Kitchen

Publisher: America's Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1940352339

Category: Cooking

Page: 368

View: 8110

A provocative, handpicked collection of relevant (and surprising) essential recipes for today’s cook. We have countless recipes at our disposal today but what are the real keepers, the ones that don’t just feed us when we’re hungry or impress our friends on Saturday night, but inspire us to get into the kitchen? At the forefront of American cooking for more than 20 years, the editors at America’s Test Kitchen have answered this question in an essential collection of recipes that you won’t find anywhere else: 100 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Make. Organized into three recipe sections—Absolute Essentials, Surprising Essentials, and Global Essentials—each recipe is preceded by a thought-provoking essay that positions the dish. For example, Treating Pasta Like Rice Simplifies Everything; A Covered Pot Is a Surprisingly Good Place to Roast a Chicken; and Re-imagine Pie in a Skillet to Simplify the Process. You’ll find useful workday recipes like a killer tomato sauce that’s almost as easy as opening a jar of the store-bought stuff; genius techniques for producing amazing flavor—try poaching chicken breasts over a garlic-and-soy- spiked brine (trust us, it’s that good); and familiar favorites reinvigorated—the best beef stew comes from Spain (and it’s even easier to make than the stateside stew you’ve been eating for years). Gorgeous photography (shot right in the test kitchen) accompanies every recipe, revealing the finished dish as well as highlights of its preparation. Likely to stir debate among anyone interested in food and cooking, 100 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Make provides a snapshot of how we cook today and will galvanize even the most jaded cook to get into the kitchen. From the Hardcover edition.

Cook's Science

How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of Our Favorite Ingredients

Author: THE EDITORS AT COOK'S ILLUSTRA,Guy Crosby

Publisher: America's Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1940352452

Category: Chemistry

Page: 504

View: 7181

This companion book to the New York Times best-selling The Science of Good Cooking discusses the science behind 50 ingredients, including pork shoulder, apples and dark chocolate, and performs an original experiment to show how the science works. --Publisher's description.

The Vibrant Table

Recipes from My Always Vegetarian, Mostly Vegan, and Sometimes Raw Kitchen

Author: Anya Kassoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611802771

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 9858

Shows how wholesome plant-based meals, new flavor combinations, and surprisingly simple raw-food techniques can become part of a fun family lifestyle. Walk with Anya Kassoff through farmers' markets, local food shops, and her garden, and you too will start to see fresh fruit and vegetables as the raw materials for artistic expression. Rose petal and honey sundaes, lemongrass and raspberry tiramisu with cardamom cream, amaranth pumpkin porridge: with these recipes in hand, you will never run out of ways to enjoy fresh, whole foods at home. Anya's family-focused food blog, "Golubka" (Russian for "dove"), has a well-earned reputation for unique recipes that please the palate and senses. Her recipes are healthy by most standards--always vegetarian, mostly vegan, gluten-free, and often raw--and every dessert can serve as an energizing breakfast. Her food is fresh, seasonal, homemade, handcrafted, and 100% delightful, almost whimsical. Over 100 recipes include lighter interpretations of familiar classics and embody a fresh, bright sensibility that will inspire you well beyond the table. Anya's kitchen is part workshop and part art classroom, so many recipes double as food projects that can be done for or with kids. "The Vibrant Table "is a delicious homage to lightness and elegance at home.

The Best of America's Test Kitchen 2018

Best Recipes, Equipment Reviews, and Tastings

Author: America's Test Kitchen (Firm)

Publisher: America's Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1945256036

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

View: 6577

The best of the best--including recipes, tastings, and testings--from the current year, all compiled into one must-have collection from America's most trusted test kitchen.

Mastering Knife Skills

The Essential Guide to the Most Important Tools in Your Kitchen (with DVD)

Author: Norman Weinstein

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613122640

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 4230

As the number of gourmet home kitchens burgeons, so does the number of home cooks who want to become proficient users of the professional-caliber equipment they own. And of all kitchen skills, perhaps the most critical are those involving the proper use of knives. Norman Weinstein has been teaching his knife skills workshop at New York City’s Institute of Culinary Education for more than a decade—and his classes always sell out. That’s because Weinstein focuses so squarely on the needs of the nonprofessional cook, providing basic instruction in knife techniques that maximize efficiency while placing the least possible stress on the user’s arm. Now, Mastering Knife Skills brings Weinstein’s well-honed knowledge to home cooks everywhere. Whether you want to dice an onion with the speed and dexterity of a TV chef, carve a roast like an expert, bone a chicken quickly and neatly, or just learn how to hold a knife in the right way, Mastering Knife Skills will be your go-to manual. Each cutting, slicing, and chopping method is thoroughly explained—and illustrated with clear, step-by-step photographs. Extras include information on knife construction, knife makers and types, knife maintenance and safety, and cutting boards, as well as a 30-minute instructional DVD featuring Weinstein’s most important techniques.

How to Roast Everything

Fresh, Foolproof Approaches to a Classic Technique

Author: America's Test Kitchen

Publisher: America's Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1945256222

Category: COOKING

Page: 416

View: 7941

With over 175 foolproof recipes covering everything from simple roast chicken and pork loin to top sirloin roast, rack of lamb, and lobster, this authoritative volume offers a master class in the timeless art and science of roasting. Roast: It's at once a verb and a noun, a technique and a cut of meat, and a concept so familiar and seemingly simple that it has rarely been explored in a single volume. In How to Roast Everything, America's Test Kitchen expertly demonstrates the scope and versatility of roasting, exploring the many ways to coax big, bold flavor out of poultry, meat, seafood, fruits, and vegetables alike. Why do some recipes need a roasting rack and some don't? How do you take the temperature of a bone-in roast? Why roast fresh fruit? How (and why) do you tie up a tenderloin? These kitchen-tested recipes offer all the necessary answers and insights. With dozens of enticing flavor variations, clever tips, and masterful prep tricks spread across the information-packed pages, this book will quickly transform even novice home cooks into roasting experts. And while this collection offers plenty of stately centerpieces like Crown Roast of Pork and Butterflied Turkey with Cranberry-Molasses Glaze, it also proves that roasting suits every meal. With weeknight-friendly options like Pan-Roasted Chicken with Shallot-Thyme Sauce and Oven-Roasted Salmon Fillets with Tangerine and Ginger Relish and crowd-pleasing one-pan meals like Roasted Halibut with Red Potatoes, Corn, and Andouille and Pepper-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Roast with Asparagus and Goat Cheese, there is no shortage of accessible, family-friendly dishes to choose from.

Kitchen Hacks

The Ultimate Collection of Secrets, Tips, and Tricks

Author: Katie Mankoff,Adam Mankoff

Publisher: Ilkem LLC

ISBN: 9780692370216

Category:

Page: 80

View: 9203

Meet your new best friend in the kitchen. You won't ever cook without it by your side! Every so often, you have a "WOW" moment that changes your life... this book is full them. Regardless of experience, the innovative tips and tricks in Kitchen Hacks will instantly improve how you do things. These groundbreaking ideas are easy and quick to execute. Discover how to be more efficient in your kitchen, save time, money, and tap into your greatest potential!

The Cook's Illustrated Meat Book

Author: Cook's Illustrated

Publisher: America's Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1940352142

Category: Cooking

Page: 504

View: 7255

Eminently practical and truly trustworthy, The Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book is the only resource you’ll need for great results every time you cook meat. Whether you have burgers, steak, ribs, or roast chicken on the menu shopping for and cooking meat can be confusing, and mistakes can be costly. After 20-plus years of purchasing and cooking beef, pork, lamb, veal, chicken, and turkey, the editors of Cook’s Illustrated understand that preparing meat doesn’t start at the stove it starts at the store. The Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book begins with a 27-page master class in meat cookery, which covers shopping (what’s the difference between natural and organic labels?), storing (just how long should you really refrigerate meat and does the duration vary if the meat is cooked or raw?), and seasoning meat (marinating, salting, and brining). Matching cut to cooking method is another key to success, so our guide includes fully illustrated pages devoted to all of the major cooking methods: sautéing, pan-searing, pan-roasting, roasting, grilling, barbecuing, and more. We identify the best cuts for these methods and explain point by point how and why you should follow our steps and what may happen if you don’t. 425 Bulletproof and rigorously tested recipes for beef, pork, lamb, veal, and poultry provide plenty of options for everyday meals and special occasion dinners and you’ll learn new and better ways to cook favorites such as Pan-Seared Thick-Cut Steak, Juicy Pub-Style Burgers, Weeknight Roast Chicken, Barbecued Pulled Pork, and more. The Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book also includes equipment recommendations (what should you look for in a good roasting pan and is it worth spending extra bucks on a pricey nonstick skillet?). In addition, hundreds of step-by-step illustrations guide you through our core techniques so whether you’re slicing a chicken breast into cutlets or getting ready to carve prime rib the Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book covers all the bases

The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook

Author: Cook's Illustrated

Publisher: America's Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1936493136

Category: Cooking

Page: 890

View: 7807

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. The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook represents the fruit of that labor. It contains 2,000 recipes, representing almost our entire repertoire. 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). Our editors handpicked more than 2,000 recipes from the pages of the magazine to form this wide-ranging compendium of our greatest hits. 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). An essential collection for fans of Cook's Illustrated (and any discerning cook), The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook will keep you cooking for a lifetime - and guarantees impeccable results.

One-Pan Wonders

Dutch-Oven Dinners, Sheet-Pan Suppers, and Other Easy All-In-One Meals

Author: Cook's Country

Publisher: America's Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1940352843

Category: One-dish meals

Page: 328

View: 4263

What's more appealing than a hearty meal prepared using just one cooking vessel? Yet too often, results are mushy and bland. To rethink one-pan cooking, America's Test Kitchen reimagined classics, streamlined techniques, and honed in on high-flavor ingredients. From hands-off pastas that cook in their sauce to skillet suppers that produce a main and sides, these recipes minimize effort while ensuring each element cooks perfectly. The result is a modern collection of 138 recipes that take the fuss out of making dinner, any day of the week. -- Page [4] of cover.

On Food and Cooking

The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

Author: Harold McGee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416556374

Category: Cooking

Page: 896

View: 692

Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking is a kitchen classic. Hailed by Time magazine as "a minor masterpiece" when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they're made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious. Now, for its twentieth anniversary, Harold McGee has prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Cooking. He has rewritten the text almost completely, expanded it by two-thirds, and commissioned more than 100 new illustrations. As compulsively readable and engaging as ever, the new On Food and Cooking provides countless eye-opening insights into food, its preparation, and its enjoyment. On Food and Cooking pioneered the translation of technical food science into cook-friendly kitchen science and helped give birth to the inventive culinary movement known as "molecular gastronomy." Though other books have now been written about kitchen science, On Food and Cooking remains unmatched in the accuracy, clarity, and thoroughness of its explanations, and the intriguing way in which it blends science with the historical evolution of foods and cooking techniques. Among the major themes addressed throughout this new edition are: Traditional and modern methods of food production and their influences on food quality The great diversity of methods by which people in different places and times have prepared the same ingredients Tips for selecting the best ingredients and preparing them successfully The particular substances that give foods their flavors and that give us pleasure Our evolving knowledge of the health benefits and risks of foods On Food and Cooking is an invaluable and monumental compendium of basic information about ingredients, cooking methods, and the pleasures of eating. It will delight and fascinate anyone who has ever cooked, savored, or wondered about food.

The Good Housekeeping Cookbook

Author: Susan Westmoreland

Publisher: Hearst Books

ISBN: 9781588163981

Category: Cooking

Page: 832

View: 3866

We all need a little help in the kitchen, and there's no more reliable guidebook than the one you hold in your hands.

Easy Culinary Science for Better Cooking

Recipes for Everyday Meals Made Easier, Faster and More Delicious

Author: Jessica Gavin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1624144845

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 9316

Simple science is all that's required for transforming dinner from a good dish and making it a great dish. Jessica Gavin, culinary scientist, teaches recipes that help make meals that are better, faster and more delicious any night of the week. This practical and unique cookbook will help take your cooking to the next level by uncovering the science behind cooking great food. Recipes will be infused with Jessica's food science knowledge, and categories include 15-minute recipes, recipes by technique/device (slow cooker, pressure cooker), baking and more. This book will feature 75 recipes and 60 photographs.

Prep School

How to Improve Your Kitchen Skills and Cooking Techniques

Author: James P Dewan,Chicago Tribune

Publisher: Agate Surrey

ISBN: 9781572841987

Category:

Page: 352

View: 8581

Finalist for 2014 International Association of Culinary Professionals' Best Compilation Cookbook Award "Prep School" is the ultimate collection of the weekly "Chicago Tribune" column of the same name, written by culinary instructor and award-winning food writer James P. DeWan. This compilation is focused on teaching readers how to become better cooks, from amateurs who are learning to cook for themselves or their families to professional and gourmet chefs who are searching to perfect their technique. Illustrated with full-color photography and a plethora of simple, plainspoken instructions, "Prep School" is an easy go-to guide for becoming more adept at any kitchen skill. "Prep School" is filled with more than 50 delicious recipes, as well as insightful and straightforward tips on knife skills, preparation techniques, pantry essentials, holiday meals, and general advice on how to make your kitchen as user-friendly as possible. Before any home cook or professional chef picks up a cookbook, they should first pick up "Prep School" and be sure to take DeWan's advice to heart. His recommendations on improving kitchen efficiency and ease, along with his in-depth knowledge of shortcuts and cooking common sense, make DeWan the perfect teacher for any aspiring culinary student.

Test Everything

Hold Fast to what is Good

Author: Pell,George Pell

Publisher: Quartet Books (UK)

ISBN: 9780704372061

Category: Sermons, Australia

Page: 386

View: 7200

In Test Everything; Hold Fast to What is Good Cardinal Pell expresses his belief that: It is more reasonable to believe in God than to reject the hypothesis of God by appealing to chance. Goodness, truth and beauty call for an explanation as do the principles of mathematics, physics, and the purpose-driven miracles of biology which run through our universe.