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The best recipes, but make sure you get the latest publication of the book
on May 10, 2017
America's Test Kitchen has the most reliable, error proof, tasty recipes. I highly recommend this book BUT MAKE SURE YOU GET THE LATEST PUBLICATION which (as of the time that I'm writing this review) I think now includes 17 seasons worth of recipes instead of 10. I ordered this book several years ago, and I would purchase the new volume if I didn't already have access to all 17 seasons via my subscription to the website.
As a side note, I basically learned to cook from watching this show. My mom gets so mad that I cook more with their recipes than with hers. I recommend subscribing to their website so that you can have access to their recipe videos. Aside from recipes they also offer great product reviews for cookware, knives, gadgets, kitchen appliances, etc. They'll tell you which ones work the best at the most affordable price. Affordable meaning that, in contrast to most cooking magazines which get paid to promote the priciest products, they only recommend products that the average consumer can afford. For example, they will tell you why the $50 dollar toaster they recommend works better than the $200 toaster with all the bells and whistles that nobody needs on a toaster and that don't help it toast bread any better anyway. But they'll also explain that you should avoid the temptation to buy such and such brand $20 toaster because it only toasts one side of the bread. I don't think I've ever been disappointed with one of their recommended products that I have purchased. They also do taste tests and determine the best brands of prepared food products. So you don't have to try 5 different brands of hummus, or brownies, or broth, or curry powder to find a good one.
I highly recommend all of their cookbooks and website subscriptions.