The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, Heavy-Duty Revised Edition

January 18, 2010 · Posted in Bestselling Cooking Books 

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Repackaged to be easier to use and expanded to include a whole new chapter of healthy, light recipes, this revised edition of one of last fall’s bestselling cookbooks remains the one and only basic cookbook you will ever need. Beautiful step-by-step photos illuminate every conceivable technique from chopping shallots and skinning salmon to cutting up a chicken and tying a roast. In fact, just about anything you want to do in the kitchen is explained in these pages i… More >>

The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, Heavy-Duty Revised Edition

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5 Responses to “The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, Heavy-Duty Revised Edition”

  1. Linda Kistner on January 18th, 2010 5:00 pm

    My favorite cooking show is America’s Test Kitchen on my local public station. I checked this book out of the library and decided I wanted my own copy. I love the testing that goes into each recipe and also their ingredient and product reviews. I’ve made the meatloaf several times already and cooking the onions separately really makes a difference. Their recipe is replacing my mother’s recipe which I have made for over 30 years. The beef burgundy recipe is also wonderful…it fills the house with the most delicious aromas. You might say this is my go to cookbook right now even though I have a sizable collection. I would recommend this one for anyone, beginner to experienced.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Just A. Listener on January 18th, 2010 6:59 pm

    “America’s Test Kitchen,” “Cooks Illustrated,” “Cooks Country” and everything affiliated with it is a SCAM. They will take your money, nicke-and-dime you to death, then refuse to provide customer service. They claim to have a customer service line open during normal business hours, however, no matter when you call, you will be directed to leave a detailed message, and no one will ever call you back. Beware these greedy culinarians. Once they have your credit card number, you will never see hide or hair of them again.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Bradley Alto on January 18th, 2010 8:04 pm

    I’m satisfied with the book. When I got it though, there was a slight dentation on the outside hardcover.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  4. Lizzy on January 18th, 2010 10:59 pm

    Everybody who reads this book loves it; the TV show looks wonderful. But just try to cook out of it- you’ll be in tears.

    The spring loaded rings don’t work, the pages are so flimsy a spatter in the kitchen ruins the page, and the book is generally unwieldy and difficult to handle- those binder rings are D shaped and it’s just hell to turn the pages. I find the conversions and substitutions to be pretty sad stuff. A cook book is supposed to be able to handle the heat in the kitchen- All my Granny’s Julia Childs are ancient, cruddy,and still hardy kitchen gear. My year old copy of this is disintegrating. And it gets worse when you try to use the information in this thing…

    I’m an intermediate cook, and this is a bad tool. Want to ruin $50 bucks worth of filet mignon? There are very explicit instructions on how to do so in this book. And an awful lot of other bizarrely bad recipes, too.I find the whole culinary aesthetic here to be just too weird.

    I’d look into Alton Brown and his “Good Eats” books and show for a basic how to of cooking.The food tastes good, very important thing. Don’t waste the money here.For the price of this book you can get a pretty decent honing steel, which you need more.

    I’m really disappointed in this. A lot of work went into this book, and the only thing I can find in it of any real use is the product recommendations; They made the publishers and writers a lot of money on advertising placement.

    There is no one single book for the kitchen; you need several. If you don’t bother with this one you won’t miss any thing.

    Life is short; you’d be better off with good take out.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. Jeanne A. Ailand on January 19th, 2010 1:13 am

    I purchased as a gift. It was received in the sealed packaging, but the

    binder was already smashed and split at the seam. WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED!
    Rating: 2 / 5

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