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100 Recipes: The Absolute Best Ways To Make The True Essentials Hardcover – October 13, 2015

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This book has been tested, written, and edited by the test cooks, editors, food scientists, tasters, and cookware specialists at America’s Test Kitchen, a 2,500-square-foot kitchen located just outside Boston. It is the home of Cook’s Illustrated magazine and Cook’s Country magazine, the public television cooking shows America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen, America’s Test Kitchen Radio, and the online America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School.
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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: America's Test Kitchen (October 13, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1940352010
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940352015
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.4 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I received my copy yesterday and immediately sat down to go through it. I have bought several ATK cookbooks and the recipes are almost always wonderful. But hey, ATK, how about an actual Table of Contents? I saw "Rustic Bread" in the list on page - oh wait there is no page number...anyway it's in the beginning of the book, where there are three lists: The Absolute Essentials, The Surprising Essentials, and The Global Essentials. Rustic Bread had 66 next to it so I turned to page 66. No, that's the recipe for Roast Beef Tenderloin. I go back to page whatever it was and realize that Rustic Bread is 66 of 100 recipes. Okay. Maybe I can find it in the index. Turn to the index - no recipe called Rustic Bread under "R." No recipe called Rustic Bread under "B" although there are other bread recipes. Go back to front, page through to page 5 (although there is no page number on that page but it comes between pages 3 and 6 so I figured it out. That has the Absolute Essentials with recipe names and page numbers but only up to recipe number 37. I could go on but you get the point. There is actually a Contents page (with no page number of course, but it's in with the prefaces) and that tells me that the recipes for the Surprising Essentials begin on page 129 - although that page has - you guessed it - no page number. So first look at the two pages (with no page numbers) that have the three lists mentioned above, find the recipe you want, remember which of the three lists it's on, go back several pages to see what page that list's recipes start on, find the page (by going back and forth because many of the pages are not numbered, and voila you may actually find the actual page that the actual recipe you want is on.Read more ›
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I just received a copy and tried a recipe. As I try more, I'll likely revise the stars and provide further comments.

The prior review faulted it for indexing. It is true that the table of contents and indexing could have been improved, but if you know your Kindle, its not a big deal. At the end of the table of contents is the consolidated list of the 100 recipes. By merely flipping a few pages a reader can easily scan all the recipe names. Touch on the recipe title on your Kindle screen and the recipe appears. Moreover, the "List of Lists" feature is rather handy in that it divides recipes into categories such as: "For the Reluctant Cook", "For the Tired Cook", "For the Budget Minded", "For the Health Minded", etc.

Like all of ATK books, each recipe instruction contains a short introduction. But unlike some others, it also includes extended comments on "why this recipe works", a breakdown of the time required for each step, a list of essential cooking equipment, and comments on substitutions. Each recipe also includes recipe variations, and very detailed instructions on techniques (with plenty of photos).

Frankly, this is the most detail on a recipe I have seen for any cookbook, including those of ATK.

This book's strength is that it provides instruction on 'The Essential 100" - food that we all know (many of them basic). If, for example, you want to learn how to cook a pot roast, make a fish taco, make fried rice, or create a paella then this book is an excellent starter. As a self-taught cook (still in construction) I found the selection perfect for my missing skills and knowledge.

This book may not be appropriate for a widely accomplished home cook.
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I have the Kindle version of this cookbook so I did not have the issues with page numbers, indexing, etc that some of the prior reviewers had. I LOVE this book! I have already made three of the recipes and they all turned out perfectly. That is what I expect from Cook's Illustrated! I was worried that I may already have most of the recipes being that I own many of the CI books. But there is a lot of new material for each of the recipes. This cookbook will pass the test of time. Speaking of time, I like that each recipe gives an accurate estimate of time spent to make the dish. In addition to the ingredients there is a list of materials that are needed.
I highly recommend this book! I will be buying a few copies for Christmas gifts. This would be especially good for newlyweds.
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This is the best cookbook I've ever had. I'm surprised I even wanted a hard copy cookbook now in the days of Pinterest and all the great recipe websites. But 3 different friends had sung this book's praises and I decided this was a good reason to try it myself. The thing that makes it stand out to me is it explains, in normal-people terms why, through trial and error, they came to the conclusion it's best to do something a certain way. The photos are wonderful. It is a good, easy read for sitting on the sofa, too, that is if you want to work up an appetite :0) The book has its recipes categorized at the front for things like "The Reluctant Cook," "The Tired Cook," etc. As far as detailed cooking, I'm not the type to buy my own chili peppers, cut them up and roast them myself, etc., so even though the book explains how to do this, I usually opt for a substitute, like peppers from a jar, etc. The recipes still come out great. The range of difficulty is from very simple -- for the days you want to whip up something quickly -- to more elaborate -- for the days you're feeling adventurous. But the results are all impressive in my opinion. HELPFUL NOTE: I am going to start using this book with a BOOK STAND -- because of its newness it doesn't stay open very easily. My husband has our book stand stashed up in his office somewhere since the last move, but I'm digging it out soon. If you don't have one, they're inexpensive and worth a purchase. It's so nice to have a good size, real book to look at constantly as you go rather than rechecking your phone or waking up an iPad, etc. Who said books are irrelevant?
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