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I have this volume and three others like it; want to eventually collect them all. I love having a collection in a book where I can find them instead of magazines floating around the house, collecting dust. Each of my volumes has become the go-to book for at least three recipes that are now family favorites. For someone who grew up on a steady diet of canned soup hot dishes, it's great to have an in-depth explanation of what certain ingredients are, how to use them, where to find them, and how pricey they need to be to make the dish taste right. I have never failed to make a wonderful meal when using Cook's Illustrated as my guide.
I can't speak from personal experience. I bought the last 10 years for my dad as a christmas gift and he loves these books. He uses them all the time in the kitchen for refrences. He said he is going to wait for the annuals rather than subscribing to publisher.
WHERE WHEN WHY & HOW TO EAT WITHOUT GUILT AND LET THE OTHER PERSON DO THE WORK OF FINDING WHICH AND HOW MUCH MAKES THE FAVORITES YOU LIKE. cAUTION: ALL OVENS ARE NOT THE SAME; TRY 2-4 RECIPES AT THEIR TEMPERATURE AND SEE IF YOU LONGER OR HIGHER TEMP ONCE YOU FIND THE CORRECTION BETWEEN YOUR OVEN AND THEIRS FOLLOW THE CORRECTION WITH THE REST AND YOU WILL HAVE A PERFECT MEAL.