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on March 19, 2016
This is hands down my favorite cookbook in my large collection.

The great thing about Test Kitchen cookbooks is that they do a lot of trial and error and testing to ensure that they've got a solid recipe on their hands. Everything is well explained, and they give good reason why the failed variations of recipes didn't work.

While it is a great cookbook, it's not perfect.

The photos are black and white, so if you're used to glossy photos of food, you're out of luck here.

The layout and structuring of the numbered lists also leaves a lot to be desired. The layout seems to value saving paper (this is one thick tome already) as opposed to presenting a clear and easily read recipe. The layout is a multi-column, text-dense layout, with multiple sentences/instructions per numbered step.

I prefer more whitespace and that unrelated items get their own numbered step. If you're in the middle of following a recipe and going back and forth to the book, you don't want have to re-skim a list to figure out where you were last only to miss a step.

Flaws aside, they are annoying but not deal breakers. This book was the gateway for me buying many of the other Test Kitchen cookbooks.
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on January 17, 2016
Yes, very interesting and has some great information in all areas of cooking!
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on November 23, 2015
Fantastic cook book, recipes are for the most part easy to follow and well described. Perhaps not the healthiest out there, but certainly delicious!
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on October 7, 2015
The cookbooks from America's Test Kitchens never disappoint, I recommend them all
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on August 27, 2015
Fantastic cookbook with a wealth of information and tips.
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on June 15, 2015
love all the recipes there. kind of wished there were more pictures and the paper was better quality, but the book is surprisingly light for its size which is great.
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on January 23, 2015
One of my go-to cook books, on the best way to do a recipe. Great Resource
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on December 4, 2014
The recipes have been optimized through thorough experimentation and produce fantastic results. This is the only recipe book I'll follow to the letter (well, the first time I make the recipe anyway). The important parts of each recipe are explained, thus teaching you to be a better cook.
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on September 5, 2014
I highly recommend this book! Although there aren't any pictures of the food, there's tons of great advice and the recipes I've made so far have been absolutely amazing!! This is the best recipe book I own. A+
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on August 6, 2014
These guys are the best.
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