- Series: Best of America's Test Kitchen Cookbook: The Year's Best Recipes
- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Cook's Illustrated (September 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1933615540
- ISBN-13: 978-1933615547
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #571,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Best of America's Test Kitchen 2010 (Best of America's Test Kitchen Cookbook: The Year's Best Recipes) Hardcover – September 1, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
As usual the work from Cook's is outstanding and the very specific recipes that are included are wonderful. There are also the customary wonderful small series of photographs to illustrate techniques such as how to assemble a cabbage roll - a help most other cookbooks do not even attempt to include.
The book includes 44 pages of tips and recommendations such as the best cocoa mix or brownie mix, how to keep kitchen staples fresh. It includes 133 recipes that are not your basic run of the mill cookbook recipes, examples include green chilie cheeseburgers, and huli huli chicken - a great homemade version of the Hawaiian roadside grilled chicken.
So, this is a good addition to a cookbook collection.
My favorite recipes that I have tried and loved are:
Starters and Sides:
Crispy Bacon-Cheddar Potato Wedges - Easy to make and better than what you would get in a restaurant
Boneless Buffalo Chicken - I didn't make the blue Cheese Dressing that accompanies it, but these tasted great. Make sure you use Frank's Red Hot sauce like they say.
Soups and Stews:
Wisconsin Cheddar Beer Soup - Loved it. I would recommend adding some croutons to it.
Hearty Chicken Noodle - I had to add more broth because I wasn't able to extract enough when I made it. It was still very good and hopefully I'll do better next time.Read more ›
These cookbooks, which come out every year, make me want to try new techniques. They are not just a collection of recipes, the book explains the techniques necessary to achieve the proper result, often with a picture and warnings about what can go wrong. They also discuss ingredients and equipment so it really becomes much more than a cookbook, especially if you read it cover to cover like I do.
This year's book has standards, like chicken soup and baked ziti, and some more exotic recipes like carne adovada. And unlike a previous year, is not heavy on the grill recipes but includes a couple.
I do think it important to mention though that Amazon seems to only sell the hardback version. There is a much cheaper and smaller paper edition out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We were married in January, 1961, and I so wish I'd had the ATK cookbook back when I was learning how to cook. Their recipes are always the best, and the best-researched. Read morePublished 19 months ago by fuzzyslippers
If you want to become an excellent, competent, well-rounded entertainer without going to cooking school, I recommend this series very highly. Read morePublished on March 13, 2013 by KK
I have been enjoying reading thru this cookbook. I don't own enough of this line to comment on recipes being repeated. Read morePublished on April 3, 2010 by L. Noble
I ordered this for my daughter-in-law for Christmas. She seems well-pleased with both the cookbooks I got her--both the 2009 and the 2010 editions.Published on January 7, 2010 by S. Garrison
Cook's Illustrated is our favorite cooking magazine and this book sums up an entire year of recipes. Read morePublished on January 7, 2010 by O. K. Anne
Also recommended is THE BEST OF AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN 2010, a survey of 150 recipes culled down from the 1,000 developed for the company's popular magazines, books, and TV shows. Read morePublished on December 11, 2009 by Midwest Book Review