Whenever I want to cook something I haven’t cooked before, I pull out three cookbooks: The Joy of Cooking, How to Cook Everything and The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook. I look up the item in all three books, read through the recipes, then either just use one of them straight up (always to great success) or learn techniques from these books and do my own thing. I love these books. They never fail me. They have made me the cook I am today. They are my go-to cookbooks that I couldn’t live without!
Well, I’ve added a fourth book to the list. I didn’t think that would ever happen, but it has! The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook has officially made it to my go-to cookbook list.
A few weeks ago I had the chance to meet with a few of the folks from America’s Test Kitchen, including Lori Galvin, executive editor in charge of books…i.e. she worked really hard on my new favorite cookbook. I had a lovely time chatting with them and am enamored with the test kitchens even more than I was before. (P.S. I totally want a job there. Constant taste testing. Heaven, right?)
Yesterday a big, heavy box arrived on my doorstep. I opened it and there was a note from Steph thanking me for spending the evening with them. The note was tucked inside my very own copy of The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook. I immediately started reading through the book. This thing is AWESOME. Such a fantastic, trustworthy resource filled with wonderful, not-often-obvious tips. I am so happy to have this book!
Of course I asked if I could share a copy with you, and America’s Test Kitchen happily obliged! One of you will receive a copy of The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook as well as a 1-year subscription to CooksIllustrated.com, yet another amazing cooking resource. All you need to do is add a comment to this post by Midnight PT on Monday, March 19. The randomly-selected winner will be announced on March 20.
Your comment can be anything, but if you want to make it interesting, share your favorite America’s Test Kitchen or Cook’s Illustrated recipe, or your favorite go-to cookbook(s)! We may as well share some good info with one another!
And if you’re looking for even more America’s Test Kitchen inspiration, be sure to check out The Feed. It’s really cool.
Good luck with the giveaway!