The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook features 2,000 of the magazine’s greatest hits—hits that belong in the repertoire of any cook who cares about recipes that work. When Christopher Kimball launched Cook’s Illustrated in 1992, he envisioned a cooking magazine unlike any other—one where a mad-scientist approach to developing recipes would result in dishes that would never disappoint. These recipes have now been gathered into a landmark cooking reference that spans appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, poultry, meat, yeasted breads, cookies, cakes, and much more.
In addition to foolproof recipes, the book highlights the test kitchen’s most ground-breaking work, such as why you should reach for a skillet rather than a wok when stir-frying; the best way to thaw meat; how to accurately test meat for doneness; why you should brine beans for best results; and more. With 2,000 recipes spanning every dish you’d ever want to make, the Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook will keep both novice and practiced cooks cooking for a lifetime and guarantees impeccable results.
“Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook” Giveaway
I have ONE copy of the Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook to give away to ONE gas•tron•o•my reader. To qualify for the giveaway, please leave a comment with your name and email address in the appropriate fields, and your answer to the following question: What is your favorite cookbook? For two more chances to win, follow me on Twitter (@GastronomyBlog) and/or on Facebook. Then, leave additional comments on this post to let me know.
I’ll be using a random number generator to choose the winner. All entries must be received by Friday, October 28, 2011 at midnight PST. Good luck! ** The contest is over. The winner is Kristin. Congrats! **