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Cook's Country

4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Cook's Country magazine offers home cooks simple recipes, tips, and resources for creating the perfect down-home country meals. Created by America's Test Kitchen, Cook's Country magazine is designed to help any cook create dishes successfully the first time.

Learn how to make country dishes like a professional to take to a potluck or to how to perfect a holiday dinner. The recipes in Cook's Country magazine come with cooking lessons to help you learn the basics needed to create the meal. Each issue offers tips and tricks to make everything run smoothly. The magazine also offers menus to help you plan for a week or more with your new cooking skills. Use the menus to create a grocery list and to offer the family a look at what they will be eating all week.

Get the background on a dish along with information on how the ingredients work together with Cook's Country magazine. Classic dishes are all accompanied by the specifics you need to answer any questions that your diners may have between bites. The articles are also great for conversation starters as plates are being passed around the table.

Find out the secret to a flaky pie crust, the proper technique for roasting beef, and much more within the pages of Cook's Country magazine. The magazine also explores common issues that new cooks face like the topic of substitutions and which type of sugar is best for a certain recipe.

Your subscription to Cook's Country magazine will be the first step to changing your family's meals and your cooking habits. The magazine will let you embrace your inner chef with meals that are just like grandma used to make.

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Cook's Country's large size, full-color, ad-free, reader-defined approach offers a distinct guide to country cooking. Packed with succulent recipes, equipment resources, "how-to" guides for those challenging dishes, and much more, Cook's Country will have your home-cooked meal turning out perfectly.

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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: Boston Common Press
  • ASIN: B0006PUYLY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
  • This magazine subscription is provided by Magazine Express, Inc.

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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A magazine for those of us who like to 'cook simple' October 28, 2005
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I started reading "Cook's Country"s predecessor, "Cook's Illustrated" by browsing through it in the grocery store line. I liked it so much I subscribed to it--a first for me, since I usually consider cooking a chore rather than a pleasure. I cook because I like to eat, and the take-out restaurants up where I live are crummy, fattening, and expensive. The editors of "Cook's Illustrated" explained everything, even down to the basics of chopping an onion, which is exactly what I needed.

Now these same editors have come up with what I think is an even more useful magazine in "Cook's Country," (six issues a year) as the recipes appear to be even simpler--I guess that's where the 'Country' in the title comes in, as the editors use words like 'homey' and 'family-style' in describing their new endeavor. Those two descriptors usually signal 'easy to make.' It also seems to me that this new magazine is in direct competition with its predecessor, "Cook's Illustrated." Personally, I'm going to drop my subscription to "Cook's Illustrated" and keep "Cook's Country." The only thing I don't like about it is its awkward size (12"x10") which will make it hard to file.

On the other hand, it lies open very nicely, so I won't have to hold it to the right page by propping tea kettles and pickle jars on it.

The recipes in the first issue include steak fries, zucchini bread, and making up your own Shake 'n Bake (!).
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun, Nostalgic Magazine Full of Delightful Recipes September 20, 2008
Subscription Term Name:1 year
The few low reviewers about Cook's Country seem confused by this magazine's commitment to simple home cooking, and some of them have asked, "Why bother? Isn't that what Cook's Illustrated is all about?"

Well, yes and no. Cook's Illustrated, in my observation, is geared far more to the urban or East Coast food lover, someone with a spouse or partner but no, or grown, children, and someone who entertains (as in "has dinner parties") with some frequency. The recipes are indeed simple and turn out beautifully, but they're not exactly the sort of thing most families would tackle on a Tuesday night.

Cook's Country, on the other hand, seems to have as its demographic the home cook with a spouse and kids to feed, and whose parties run to the "child's birthday" or "backyard BBQ" or "family Thanksgiving" type occasions. It's just as accessible, interesting, and smart as Cook's Illustrated, but with a down-home, Midwest vibe. Think of CC as Vermont-dwelling CI's cousin from Topeka.

Ultimately, the buyer should decide based on lifestyle which magazine is more practical. If your cooking is geared toward dinners for two and cocktail parties (or if you plan on buying this as an aspirational exercise but don't intend to make any of the recipes) by all means, subscribe to Cook's Illustrated. But if you are looking for inspiration for delicious weeknight dinners and simple family celebrations while juggling Susie's oboe lessons and Billy's tae kwon do class, look no further than Cook's Country.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable Magazine! August 17, 2005
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
My mother-in-law discovered this magazine while she was visiting and showed it to me. Neither one of us subscribes to any cooking magazines though we both collect recipes like fiends. However, we have both decided to make this magazine one of two we will be subscribing to (the other being Penzey's ONE). the layout is friendly and easy to read, the articles are informative without being obnoxious, and the ratings categories are great (latest edition did chef's knives and lemonades). Also very helpful is the back cover - it lists all the recipes and what page they are on, as well as showing some pictures. Great for when you're looking for a specific one and don't want to have to page through the magazine to find it! The recipes are such that an inexperienced cook would have no difficulty but an experienced cook would still enjoy preparing them. All-in-all, a great magazine!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Second Opinion November 29, 2005
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I agree entirely with "starmoth". I subscribed to Cooks Illustrated and although it was beautiful and interesting the recipes were just a little over the top for me. I really like the kind of comfort food approach in Country Cooking but I also find the size a little awkward. If you really like macaroni and cheese and stew you'll love this magazine.

jeremy
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I too, like the LARGE size March 9, 2006
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I'm not really a very good cook, however, this magazine grabbed my attention, just by the size alone! Not to mention it's the sister publication of Cook's Illustrated. The recipes are simple to follow, easy to fix, even if you're not a gourmet chef. (& believe me, I'm not!) What I like about the large size is it's easier for me to read, plus the whole recipe fits on one or two pages. It's nice to be able to put the open magazine on the kitchen counter, & not have to use all kinds of weights to keep it open, while preparing a scrumptous meal.

The other thing that is nice about it, is that it's published 6 times a year, but on different months than Cook's Illustrated. That way, if you subscribe to both, you will have a new magazine every month of the year!

Cook's Country debuted, I believe the beginning of 2005, so I hope it will be around for a long, long time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love Cook's Country
Published 3 days ago by Les
5.0 out of 5 stars The recipes are pretty simple and use common ingredients
This is the only cooking magazine I have subscribed to where I always try at least a few of the recipes. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Tr
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great!
Published 23 days ago by Mary Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
wonderful magazine!
Published 1 month ago by allie
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Cooking Resource
I love Cook's Country. I've made many of the recipes and they are reliable and excellent. This is one of my go-to cooking resources. Kudos!
Published 1 month ago by kat
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Cooking Magazine PERIOD!
I've been subscribing to Cook's Country magazine since the first issue. It is an offshoot from America's Test Kitchen and one would expect to set a high bar. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Miss Barbara
2.0 out of 5 stars WARNING - Doesn't ship for 5 months!
If you purchase a subscription to this magazine on Jan. 1, you won't receive your first magazine until some time in MAY (which will be the JUNE/JULY issue). Read more
Published 7 months ago by Marils
5.0 out of 5 stars Great help in the kitchen
Wonderful tips on how to make the best meals. Just like the show on PBS! Very helpful with good directions.
Published 7 months ago by Sarah L Smeragliuolo
5.0 out of 5 stars A favorite
This subscription provides quality recipes in heavy paper stock with beautiful pics of most recipes, well worth the price. Read more
Published 8 months ago by DobeLady
5.0 out of 5 stars The best tasting simplified for any cook
Cooks Country is as basic as a beginner course in home economics. The instructions, pictures and analysis of each recipe guarantees success for even the most novice cook. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Charla Emery
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