The folks at Cook’s Illustrated have really figured out every angle when it comes to cooking instruction. I’m not talking methods. I’m talking mediums.
Magazines, cookbooks, TV shows, websites and just about every other way that one could think of to communicate a recipe. Sometimes it’s downright mind boggling. It’s nice they have a plan for media domination, but, we’re here to talk about their 736 page monster: The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook 3rd Edition.
This thing is BIG. I mean come on, 736 pages? It stocked with over 1,200 recipes. That will keep even the most ambitious home chef occupied for quite some time. They may need to send a search party in to your kitchen after a few months to make sure you’re still hanging in there. I guess no one could complain about this book being skimpy.
The bottom line is, this book has something for everyone. It’s certainly hefty, but, it has contents. We all know that the America’s Test Kitchen/Cook’s Illustrated brand is known for delving deep into the fine details of each recipe and striving for the best possible outcome. They don’t disappoint here.
This re-issue includes a 50 page cookware buying guide. With so many cooking gadgets, utensils, pots, pans and the like on the market today, this is a pretty nice resource. it’s a spiral bound book, so using it in the kitchen is a breeze.
This kitchen companion would make a fine gift for any skill level of chef/cook. You might want to wrap it for the tree though, it would take a mighty large stocking to hold this beast.
Author: America’s Test Kitchen
Publisher: Boston Common Press
Revised Edition Released: October 1, 2010
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