I have something really special for you guys today.
Have you seen the America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook?
This cookbook is the best cookbook I’ve ever seen. It has over 600 recipes, 18 chapters, and 2,500 beautiful color photos—yup, 2,500 pictures. It’s like having all of your Pinterest food boards wrapped up in a book cover!
I mean….look at just that one page of pictures for sticky buns! I always want more pictures in cookbooks, and this one delivers.
The book brings together all the techniques, tips, and the best recipes ATK has developed in the kitchen. It’s actually a direct outgrowth of the interactive, video-based online cooking school launched by the test kitchen team two years ago. Thousands of students have taken online courses taught by test kitchen experts. In the process, the instructors have learned at what point home cooks are likely to get tripped up when making a recipe. The America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook is designed to anticipate common cooking problems—and prevent them.
Even though I’ve been cooking now for almost 10 years, I picked up a bunch of new tips and techniques after reading through the book. And if they had this book years ago, I probably would be much better than I am now! I can’t even imagine how helpful this book will be to someone who is new to cooking.
My biggest issue when I first started cooking was knowing what certain stages looked like in a recipe – whipped egg whites, for example, or knowing when meat has been appropriately browned (I always turn it too fast).
But all these pictures? They make sure you know exactly what to look for.
Don’t believe me? Check out the Test Kitchen blog for more reviews. But I think everyone should have this book.
My first thing to make using this book? Perfect fried eggs. Their recipe/pictures in the book really do make for perfect eggs.
The best part of all this is that I have one copy of the America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook to give away!
If you want to win this book for yourself, tell me what dish you’ve always wanted to make.
Want some extra entries?
- Like America’s Test Kitchen on Facebook
- Tweet about the giveaway (mentioning @branappetit and @TestKitchen)
- Tell me one thing you always mess up in the kitchen – we can be honest here. Me? I always have problems with mashed potatoes. I don’t know what it is! It should be super easy, right? I’ve got issues.