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The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook (2005)

by America's Test Kitchen

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Presents advice on cooking techniques, equipment, food preparation, and selection of ingredients, along with recipes for appetizers, soups, meats, fish, vegetables, sauces, breads, and desserts.
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  jimbeal | Jan 13, 2024 |
Wow. This cookbook is amazing. Everything is so well thought out and well done. This is THE way to make everything! When I want to make something that I know will be excellent (although possibly a lot of work) I go to this cookbook. The great thing about this cookbook is that the authors have tested so many different ways to make the same dish and they present the easiest, best tasting way.

Because the authors are so precise, the timing of these recipes is not for those living at 8500 feet (like me). For most of these recipes, I have had to adapt the cooking time more so than with other cook books.

My favorite recipe for meatloaf is in here - All-Anerican Meatloaf. It's fantastic. There is also a great recipe for Weeknight Skillet Fajitas.

Other good ones - Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes (they seemed to go over well for a family Thanksgiving dinner), Sauteed Summer Squash, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise Sauce, Fast and Crunchy Baked Cod, several different chicken recipes,

I've only made a fraction of these recipes, but I've been pleased with the ones I have made. ( )
  Chica3000 | Dec 11, 2020 |
Great book, lots of good, standard recipes and some fancier stuff. I use this book often. As much as I love America's Test Kitchen, I found several of the recipes in this book to be overly fussy and detailed for mediocre results. Now, I generally expect fussy and detailed for ATK - that is their thing. But hopefully all the extra work turns out great food, not always the case for this book. ( )
  Juleswf | Feb 11, 2014 |
Is it weird to have a signed cookbook? Well, if it is or not, mine is signed. I was living in Boston (where ATK is located) when this one came out, so I went to the book signing. Very interesting listening to the cooks interact and explain what they do and don't like about the book, and about their customers! They all seemed quite frustrated that people don't tend to follow precisely the recipes that they work so hard on. A great book but, to be honest, recipes do tend to be a bit too exact for me; I like to experiment and take shortcuts. But this is a good one if I do ever feel like being so detail-oriented. I'm sure the final product would be fantastic. ( )
  Krumbs | Mar 31, 2013 |
This is my all-time favorite recipe book. It's so versatile, everything from appetizers to drinks to desserts to grilling. It's also really easy to understand, with photographs to demonstrate certain things. There aren't a lot of extravagent ingredients or techniques if you don't want them, but some recipes have them if you want a challenge. This cookbook taught me how to cook, AND, we've never eaten a recipe from here we didn't love! I highly recommend it. ( )
  kmhoffman45 | Dec 27, 2009 |
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