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Cook's Illustrated- America's Test Kitchen

Hello, and sorry for not being around for a bit, but duty calls. I wanted to share with you one of my favorite publications. I really feel that Cook's Illustrated is a fine publication and best of all, they are unique.


The basic premise is that they find recipes or create recipes and test them until they are perfect. Wondering why those chocolate chip cookies weren't quite like Mom's, well they likely have the answer. They publish once every two months, so 6 issues per year and they also offer brilliant year end special and reference publications as well. They can be reached on their website which is www.Cooksillustrated.com


Here is what they say about their publication and I agree 100%.




Why Cook's Illustrated is different than other cooking magazines

Cook's Illustrated is dedicated to finding the best methods for preparing foolproof home-cooked meals. Unlike some glossy cooking magazines, our magazine is staffed with cooks and editors not food stylists. Our 2,500 square foot test kitchen — the same kitchen in which we film our public television show, America's Test Kitchen — has three dozen full-time test cooks whose 9 to 5 job (well maybe 7 to 6 on baking days) is testing and retesting recipes 20, 30, sometimes 50 times until we can offer our readers a recipe we're confident will work every time. (Of course you have to promise to follow our recipes for those foolproof results.)
We also offer ratings and reviews of cookware and kitchen equipment to inform you how different models compare and compete so that you can shop smart. We taste test supermarket ingredients and kitchen staples you use every day, so you know which brands taste best, and which are best avoided. And because Cook's Illustrated is 100% advertising FREE, you get unbiased, objective information. That's my promise to you.

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