My favorite family cookbook is home to American Test Kitchen recipes that are easy to follow and always produces an awesome tasting family meal at home. This article gives you a quick look at why this cookbook belongs in your home kitchen, and it will also help you find more information on the book and its authors.
Good old-fashioned “home cooking” is a hot and growing trend. From the brand new home chef, to the experienced head chef, every home kitchen needs a great cookbook! Your first and primary cookbook should not only be full of great recipes, but it should also provide you an education on food and cooking techniques.
The ONE cookbook every family and home should have
One of the best-selling cookbooks that every home should have is The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, by America’s Test Kitchen. America’s Test Kitchen is a company dedicated to researching, testing and publishing great recipes “that work”. They produce a popular TV cooking show called “America’s Test Kitchen“, they publish several industry-leading magazines such as Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country, and last but not least they publish several best-selling cookbooks.
What separates this family cookbook from the others?
America’s Test Kitchen is known for their exhaustive, well-structured testing approach. They take well-known recipes, apply different best practices and techniques throughout their testing, and ultimately come up with the one best recipe. It’s common for them to test a recipe 30-50 times in order for their expert staff of chefs and tasters to determine one winning recipe.
Another great thing they do is share their key testing experience with you. They walk you through important points of their testing to help explain why they chose certain ingredients and applied certain techniques to come up with their best recipe. They strike a perfect balance between taste, quality, time, available ingredients to every home and simplicity. All of the American Test Kitchen recipes often take the easier techniques, as long as the end result produces a great tasting high-quality dish.
In addition to providing hundreds of recipes, this family cookbook also has little articles peppered throughout the book that provide helpful information, such as equipment testing, recommendations, cooking techniques and education on food and science. All of this together not only helps you cook great meals from the start, but it also helps you become a better cook over time.