Best America's Test Kitchen books

The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Become a Great Cook

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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.

The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2018: Every Recipe From The Hit TV Show With Product Ratings and a Look Behind the Scenes

America's Test Kitchen

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The ultimate companion to the hit TV show includes all 18 seasons of extensively tested recipes and ratings! Explore more than 1,100 chef-tested recipes, techniques, tips and tricks from our test kitchen experts for results that will get rave reviews from friends, family, and colleagues. Short on time? No problem! We're also sharing our recommendations for ingredients and equipment from our testing process to save you time! Finally, learn what happens in the test kitchen before the cameras start rolling, what's really involved in our recipe development process, and what lengths we'll go to in order to produce a "best" recipe.

The Complete Slow Cooker: From Appetizers to Desserts - 400 Must-Have Recipes That Cook While You Play (or Work)

America's Test Kitchen

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The Complete Slow Cooker is America's Test Kitchen's definitive guide to how to cook using a slow cooker. It builds on the success the test kitchen has had from years of testing and retesting slow cooker recipes and pushing the limits of what a slow cooker can do. Packed with 450 recipes, this blockbuster collection is for both new and experienced slow cooker cooks.


The Complete Slow Cooker is a comprehensive collection of recipes for everything from Appetizers to Desserts. The 450 recipes include the stellar must-have recipes from our previous books as well as 80 all-new recipes. They cover an amazing range of food, from the expected, pasta sauce and beef stew, to the unexpected, wheat berry salad and crème brûlée. This new cookbook continues to raise the bar for slow cooker food with sophisticated foolproof recipes as only America's Test Kitchen can provide. ATK's test cooks continue to develop recipes that explore new ground; exciting new recipes include tuna braised in olive oil, brown bread, and granola.

The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies & Bars

America's Test Kitchen

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America's Test Kitchen aggregates many years of cookie baking knowledge, breaking down key steps and recipe techniques in this comprehensive cookbook that features recipes for any cookie you can dream up--from favorite cookie jar classics to new and unique cookies, brownies, bars, and candies for any occasion.

Cooking at Home With Bridget & Julia: The TV Hosts of America's Test Kitchen Share Their Favorite Recipes for Feeding Family and Friends

Bridget Lancaster

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Tucked inside are recipes "so easy that it feels like cheating", dishes that "will leave your guests speechless", and a peek into Bridget and Julia's lives!

Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison, stars of America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country, share 150 hand-selected test kitchen recipes with personal comments on each.

Learn how Bridget has a sweet tooth by the way she writes about the Ultimate Cinnamon Buns she makes for her sons, and the Dutch Baby recipe that recalls her grandfather, who developed a love for this Bavarian classic when stationed in Germany after the war. Julia reveals her entertaining secrets and shortcuts with recipes like Stuffed Mushrooms with Boursin and Prosciutto, Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Leon-Garlic Sauce (a game changer for her), and Lemon-Herb Cod Fillets with Crispy Garlic Potatoes (a recipe that is "so easy that it feels like cheating, like I'm not really cooking").

The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook: A Fresh Guide to Eating Well With 700 Foolproof Recipes

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Best-Selling vegetarian cookbook destined to become a classic.

Everyone knows they should eat more vegetables and grains, but that prospect can be intimidating with recipes that are often too complicated for everyday meals or lacking in fresh appeal or flavor. For the first time ever, the test kitchen has devoted its considerable resources to creating a vegetarian cookbook for the way we want to eat today. The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook is a wide-ranging collection of boldly flavorful vegetarian recipes covering hearty vegetable mains, rice and grains, beans and soy as well as soups, appetizers, snacks, and salads.

More than 300 recipes are fast (start to finish in 45 minutes or less), 500 are gluten-free, and 250 are vegan and are all highlighted with icons on the pages. The book contains stunning color photography throughout that shows the appeal of these veggie-packed dishes. In addition, almost 500 color photos illustrate vegetable prep and tricky techniques as well as key steps within recipes.

The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook, Gift Edition: 650 Recipes for Everything You'll Ever Want to Make

America's Test Kitchen

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The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook (more than 250,000 copies sold) is coming out in a luxe, hardcover gift edition -- perfect for engagements, weddings, and graduations. For decades, the rule of thumb for recipes has been "serves 4 to 6," or even more, leaving small households, newlyweds, empty nesters, college students, and others stuck with days of leftovers. Who better than the test cooks at America's Test Kitchen, to deliver the perfect solution to this problem. Part kitchen manual, part cookbook, this groundbreaking volume was the first of its kind to engineer recipes from the ground up for the two-person household. We put our kitchen expertise to work to figure out how to scale down the trickiest dishes, from soups and stews to stir-fries and lasagnas--even cakes and pies. America's Test Kitchen takes out all the guesswork and delivers creative solutions for foolproof and delicious meals for two.

The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2017: Every Recipe from the Hit TV Show with Product Ratings and a Look Behind the Scenes

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The all-in-one companion to the hit TV show includes all 17 seasons of extensively tested recipes, ratings, and discoveries! Delve inside to find more than 1,100 foolproof recipes, techniques, tips and tricks from our test kitchen experts to become the cook that your friends and family rave about. We'll also share our recommendations for ingredients and equipment from our testing process to save you time! Plus, learn what happens in the test kitchen before the cameras start rolling, what's really involved in our recipe development process, and what lengths we'll go to in order to produce a "best" recipe.

All your favorites are here -- from Coq au Riesling and Tuscan-Style Beef Stew to Whole-Wheat Pancakes, Foolproof New York Cheesecake, and Cherry Clafouti. With this newly revised and updated edition, you'll have 17 years of great cooking and expertise from America's most-trusted test kitchen.

Bread Illustrated: A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving Bakery-Quality Results At Home

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In this comprehensive cookbook, America's Test Kitchen breaks down the often intimidating art and science of bread baking, making it easy for anyone to create foolproof, bakery-quality breads at home.



Many home cooks find bread baking rewarding but intimidating. In Bread Illustrated, America's Test Kitchen shows bakers of all levels how to make foolproof breads, rolls, flatbreads, and more at home. Each master recipe is presented as a hands-on and reassuring tutorial illustrated with six to 16 full-color step-by-step photos. Organized by level of difficulty to make bread baking less daunting, the book progresses from the simplest recipes for the novice baker to artisan-style loaves, breads that use starters, and more complex project recipes. The recipes cover a wide and exciting range of breads from basics and classics like Easy Sandwich Bread and Fluffy Dinner Rolls to interesting breads from around the world including Lahmacun, Panettone, and Fig and Fennel Bread.

All Time Best Holiday Entertaining

America's Test Kitchen

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With decades of experience turning out perfect turkeys, the experts at Cook's Illustrated are no strangers to pulling off a great holiday meal. In All-Time Best Holiday Entertaining, we have gathered 75 spectacular, foolproof recipes from our extensive archives to help you confidently prepare memorably festive feasts for years to come.