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The Best Recipe Hardcover – September 10, 1999

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"Consider this a companion to 'The Joy of Cooking,' with recipes that run from the basic to creatively unusual. Sidebars on storage and equipment, step-by-step illustrations on more difficult techniques and taste-test results done in the Cook's Illustrated kitchen--it's all here. The information is exact and even scientific, but reader-friendly. For those who want good recipes that work and also want to expand their knowledge of how and why things work, this is a fascinating book. (The Black and White Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans tested in The Times kitchen may actually be the best chocolate-chip cookies ever.)" -- The Seattle Times, December 8, 1999

"The folks at Cook's Illustrated magazine have compiled a fine collection of recipes that have been tested not once, not twice, but many more times, to find the absolutely best version....This is a great choice for cooks who want to know the 'whys' of cooking: why you should roast beef at a low temperature, why you should use high heat for eggs, and so forth." -- The New York Daily News, December 8, 1999

"This gastronomic classic belongs on every serious cook's shelf." -- The Christian Science Monitor, December 8, 1999

"This is the perfectionist's 'Joy of Cooking.'" -- The Amherst Bulletin, November 26, 1999

"[T]he more than 700 recipes compiled within The Best Recipe represent a range of culinary strains from a Southern Baked Country Ham to Italian Shrimp Scampi to a Middle Eastern Tabbouleh and French inspired Chilled Lemon Souffle. You'll find basic staples as well as more esoteric ones, dishes that regardless of their pedigree represent how we eat today or better yet the foods we crave these days. The Best Recipe is without question one of the best cookery books published this year and is the book I'll be giving to my foodie friends this holiday season." -- The Houston Chronicle, November 2, 1999

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 573 pages
  • Publisher: Cook's Illustrated; 1st edition (September 10, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0936184388
  • ISBN-13: 978-0936184388
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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