The Americas Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Become a Great Cook by Americas Test KitchenA landmark book from the test kitchen that has been teaching America how to cook for 20 years.
We launched the Americas Test Kitchen Cooking School two years ago to teach home cooks how to cook the test kitchen way, and since then thousands of students have taken our interactive video-based online courses. The Americas Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook shares the same goal as our online school and brings all our best practices--along with 600 all-time favorite recipes--into one place so that you can become a better, more confident cook. There is no better way to learn than seeing an expert in action, so weve included over 2,500 color photos that bring you into the test kitchen so you can see how to prepare recipes step-by-step. The book starts off with an exhaustive 46-page Cooking Basics chapter that covers everything from what equipment you need (and how to care for it) to test-kitchen tricks for how to make food taste better. Then we move on to cover all the major cooking and baking categories, from meat, poultry, and pasta to breads, cakes, and pies.
Illustrated Core Techniques, like how to whip egg whites, roast a chicken, or bake flawless pie dough, focus on the building block recipes everyone should know. Recipe Tutorials that each feature 20-35 color photos then walk readers through recipes that are either more complicated or simply benefit from the visual clues of step photography, like Extra-Crunchy Fried Chicken, Sticky Buns with Pecans, and Deep-Dish Apple Pie. Every chapter ends with a library of the test kitchens all-time favorite recipes, such as Pan-Seared Steaks with Red Wine Pan Sauce, Meatballs and Marinara, Best Vegetarian Chili, Memphis-Style Barbecued Ribs, and New York-Style Cheesecake--more than 600 in total--that will allow home cooks to expand their repertoire.
The Americas Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook is a how-to-cook book that also explains why recipes succeed or fail, which makes it the ideal book for anyone looking to cook better.
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As we welcome the new year, we may feel inspired to toss out the old and welcome in the new. Many areas of our lives could likely benefit from a cleanse — and that even includes our spice cabinets. Think about it: When was the last time you actually did thorough scan of all those little bottles? Spices are a marvelous culinary gift but many home cooks can find them intimidating and unfamiliar. Moreover, the unused ones often get relegated to the back of the pantry shelf.
Those words baffle me whenever I hear them — and they do crop up in a surprising number of conversations with other young people my age. We as a society have never been more obsessed with the idea of cooking. The problem is that these shows present an overly glamorized version of cooking, and almost make it appear too difficult for us non-celebrity chefs. On busy weeknights, do the absolute minimum. Tackle the basics — steamed rice, boiled potatoes, pasta.
As with every discipline, cooking has certain rules and a proper way of doing things. And in order to achieve success, cooks and bakers need to know these rules of the kitchen, from the right way to read a recipe to how to use a knife properly. Once you have these 10 tips under your belt, you will feel confident in the kitchen and will produce recipes worth raving about. Whoever said, "If you can read, you can cook" had obviously never cooked anything. Recipes are written in a special language you must understand before you start cooking.
From there, build your foundation and expand your culinary repertoire by experimenting with dishes and recipes that interest you. And for those who are seriously contemplating a career in culinary arts, we've rounded up several key considerations to think through. To learn how to become a chef, or at the very least upgrade your cooking skills at home, read on below. So, you think you want to be a chef. Maybe you're wondering whether you should go to culinary school, like the Culinary Institute of America or Le Cordon Bleu.
Lists of things cooks must know are plentiful, and they often include the very basics of cooking—from how to bake fish to how to hard-boil eggs. But the flavor and rich texture of a great pan sauce can elevate humble chicken breasts and simple seared steaks to the next level of seriously delicious dinners. This layer of pan gold, also known as fond, is filled with caramelized, umami flavors that are hard to recreate. To lift them off the pan and make the sauce, add wine, garlic, and chicken stock. Stir with a wooden spoon to scrape up those browned bits.