My favorite family cookbook is home to American Test Kitchen recipes that are easy to follow and always make for delicious family meals at home. This article gives you a quick overview of why this cookbook is in your kitchen, and will also help you find more information about the book and its author.
Good old fashioned “home cooking” is a hot and growing trend. From new home cooks, to seasoned head chefs, every home kitchen needs a great cookbook! Your first and foremost cookbook should not only be full of great recipes, it should also provide you with an education about food and cooking techniques.
ONE cookbook that every family and home should have
One of the best selling cookbooks that every home should have is American Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, by American Test Kitchen. America’s Test Kitchen is a company dedicated to researching, testing, and publishing great recipes “that work.” They produced a popular TV cooking show called “American Test Kitchen“, they publish some of the leading industry magazines such as Illustration of a cook and Cook’s country, and last but not least, they published several best-selling cookbooks.
What sets this family cookbook apart from the rest?
America’s Test Kitchen is known for its comprehensive and well-structured testing approach. They took well-known recipes, applied different best practices and techniques during their testing, and finally came up with one best recipe. It is common for them to test recipes 30-50 times so that their expert chefs and tasters can determine one winning recipe.
Another great thing they do is share their ultimate testing experience with you. They walk you through the finer points of their testing to help explain why they choose certain ingredients and apply certain techniques to come up with their best recipes. They strike the perfect balance of taste, quality, timing, ingredients available for every home and simplicity. All American Test Kitchen recipes often use easier techniques, as long as the end result is a high-quality dish that tastes great.
In addition to providing hundreds of recipes, this family cookbook also has a few spiced articles throughout the book that provide helpful information, such as equipment testing, recommendations, cooking techniques, and education about food and science. All of this together not only helps you cook great meals from scratch, but also helps you become a better cook over time.