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Want to bake the most-awesome-ever cupcakes? Or surprise your family with breakfast tacos on Sunday morning? Looking for a quick snack after school? Or maybe something special for a sleepover? It's all here. Learn to cook like a pro—it's easier than you think.
For the first time ever, America's Test Kitchen is bringing their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS in the kitchen!
Using kid-tested and approved recipes, America's Test Kitchen has created THE cookbook every kid chef needs on their shelf. Whether you're cooking for yourself, your friends, or your family, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs has delicious recipes that will wow!
- Recipes were thoroughly tested by more than 750 kids to get them just right for cooks of all skill levels—including recipes for breakfast, snacks and beverages, dinners, desserts, and more.
- Step-by-step photos of tips and techniques will help young chefs feel like pros in their own kitchen
- Testimonials (and even some product reviews!) from kid test cooks who worked alongside America's Test Kitchen will encourage young chefs that they truly are learning the best recipes from the best cooks.
By empowering young chefs to make their own choices in the kitchen, America's Test Kitchen is building a new generation of confident cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters.
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.
Just because time is short, it doesn't mean you have to settle for a can of soup or a sandwich for dinner, or making one of the many boring and flavorless fast recipes (which often aren't even as fast as they promise). Our test cooks have created more than 200 recipes that keep the ingredients and cooking time to a minimum and offer tons of flavor and plenty of variety.
By combining steps, minimizing pans, and employing a little test kitchen trickery, our test cooks have made naturally fast recipes even faster, and they've made recipes that traditionally take hours ready for the table in half an hour. And while they used a minimum of ingredients, one thing they didn't minimize was flavor.
Don't relegate your prized pot to the back of the cabinet. Learn how to put your Dutch oven to work every day in so many different ways. Turn out practical yet fun meals made entirely in one pot, such as Weeknight Pasta Bolognese; Chicken Pot Pie with Spring Vegetables; and Lamb Meatballs with Orzo, Tomatoes, and Feta. Impressive braises and roasts, such as Braised Short Ribs with Wild Mushroom Farrotto and Roasted Pork Loin with Barley, Butternut Squash, and Swiss Chard, go seamlessly from the stovetop (the enameled surface makes it easy to create fond without burning) to the oven (cast iron maintains steady heat to ensure food cooks perfectly). We even walk you through deep frying and artisanal bread baking at home (try the Korean Fried Chicken Wings or the Braided Chocolate Babka). And a range of appealing desserts, from Pear-Ginger Crisp (the pot holds a generous 5 pounds of pears) to Bourbon-Pecan Bread Pudding, benefit from the Dutch oven's high sides and even heating.
Whether you're in the mood for a takeout-inspired stir-fry or a more refined beef tenderloin, you'll find recipes to satisfy everyone's tastes. To scale down our favorite dinners to serve two, we've reengineered 75 recipes from the ground up, using ramekins to make individual Chicken Pot Pies and blade steaks instead of chuck to produce a streamlined Yankee Pot Roast. From easy weeknight options (Teriyaki-Glazed Steak Tips and Skillet Pork Lo Mein) to date-night-in meals (Honey-Roasted Cornish Game Hens and Shrimp Scampi), hearty meatless mains for vegetarians (Baked Manicotti and Soba Noodles with Roasted Eggplant and Sesame) to comforting Sunday dinners (Beef Stroganoff and Chicken Piccata), All-Time Best Dinners for Two offers options for any occasion.
The structure of the book follows the guidelines of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. You'll find large chapters devoted to Beans and to Vegetables, the Seafood Chapter is larger than Poultry and Meat, and the Fruits and Sweets chapter, while shorter, is packed with recipes you can truly feel good eating.
Recipes include Spiced Baked Rice with Potatoes and Fennel, Tagliatelle with Artichokes and Parmesan, Orzo with Shrimp, Feta, and Lemon, Za'atar-Rubbed Chicken, Greek-Style Braised Pork with Leeks, and Orange Polenta Cake.
When you think about cooking dinner, multiple pots and pans and a lot of multitasking (and cleanup) are probably quick to come to mind. Even a simple meal of chicken and a vegetable can require use of one pan for the chicken and another for the side dish. With this in mind, we set out to streamline dinner with a fresh, modern collection of recipes make the most of your Dutch oven, sheet pan, skillet, roasting pan, casserole dish, and slow cooker to deliver dinner using just one pot (no cheating!) and a minimum of hands-on time. These recipes simplify meal prep, but that doesn't mean we've sacrificed flavor. From Skillet Spanikopita to Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas to Indian-Style Vegetable Curry, we narrowed our ingredient lists to focus on delivering bold, fresh taste in every dish. Each recipe was tested (and re-tested) with the home cook in mind, and only the most flavorful meals made it onto these pages.
Braises are far from just stews! The treasured technique of cooking food slowly and gently in liquid is a pillar of cuisines around the world, and How to Braise Everything is a modern master class. You'll learn that a pot roast cooks much in the same way as a warm-spiced Moroccan lamb tagine, savory Spanish stewed chickpeas, or even a pot full of hearty bacon-enhanced collard greens. The elemental method is simple: Combine your main ingredient with a flavorful liquid, cook (usually) at a low temperature, and you're left with superbly tender meat or vegetables and a flavorful sauce or broth, both parts benefitting from an exchange of flavors. But this simplicity doesn't mean there's not a right and a wrong way to braise. When should you sear your meat before its bath? Should you presoak your beans? What's better for braising: the oven or the stove? You'll discover tricks to coax out as much flavor as possible from braised subjects in streamlined recipes. We cover comforting favorites like Old-Fashioned Pot Roast and classics like Chicken Cacciatore while also bringing the technique up to date, exploring international dishes with vibrant flavors like Mexican Chicken with Pumpkin Seed Sauce and Hake in Saffron Broth with Chorizo and Potatoes. Verdant vegetable sides like Braised Spring Vegetables with Tarragon and hearty bean dishes like Curried Lentils with Golden Raisins complete the meal.
There’s Best Baked Potatoes (we’ll tell you how to ensure fluffy interiors and crispy skin every time), Easier French Fries (we use half the usual amount of oil, and start the fries in cold oil); Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes (we add garlic flavor three ways), BLT Potato Salad (we add vinegar to the cooking water for deeply seasoned spuds), Scalloped Potatoes (our lighter, quicker version of the classic is weeknight-friendly); and, Patatas Bravas (ultracrispy meet a spicy tomato-based sauce).
Think it takes more than a handful of ingredients to get a hearty chicken soup, Sunday dinner--worthy roast beef, or robustly flavored spaghetti and meatballs on the table? Think again. The test cooks at America's Test Kitchen tackled a new challenge in this collection of 175+ fuss-free recipes that slash the shopping list but deliver the big flavor you'd expect. In The Six-Ingredient Solution, we put our ingredients to work and revamped the cooking methods for everything from starters and soups to braises, casseroles, pastas, and desserts--without losing any flavor.
Break free from the monotonous or time-consuming recipes that too often make up the reality of a keto diet and discover easier, naturally keto dishes that deliver inspiration, variety, and great taste--all while perfectly meeting your macros.
In this meticulously tested, must-have collection we set our sights on regular meals anyone would enjoy, skipping the gimmicky ideas and seeking nourishing healthy fats and low-carb vegetables in recipes such as Lemon-Thyme Pork Tenderloin with Green Beans, Grilled Chicken Thighs with Shaved Zucchini Salad, One-Pan Steak Fajitas, Kimchi Beef Meatball Soup, and Green Shakshuka. Essential keto-friendly comfort foods help satisfy cravings with all-purpose keto wraps, pancakes, and simple sweets and snacks.
Our recipes keep mealtime easy but interesting (most recipes take less than an hour), with plenty of variations to change up the routine (try making Butter-Basted Rib-eye Steak using Coffee-Chile Butter). Since eating outside the house is challenging, our Keto Meal Prep feature highlights the best make-and-take recipes--so you can skip that packaged snack bar and enjoy a bite of something homemade. A Keto essentials section and weekly meal plans will help to organize your shopping list, and healthy tips from our nutritionist make your goals achievable.