America's Test Kitchen Cooking School
A landmark book from the test kitchen that has been teaching America how to cook for 20 years. We launched the America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School two years ago to teach home cooks how to cook the test kitchen way, and since then thousands of students have taken our interactive video-based online courses. The America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook shares the same goal as our online school and brings all our best practices—along with 600 all-time favorite recipes—into one place so that you can become a better, more confident cook. There is no better way to learn than seeing an expert in action, so we’ve included over 2,500 color photos that bring you into the test kitchen so you can see how to prepare recipes step-by-step. The book starts off with an exhaustive 46-page Cooking Basics chapter that covers everything from what equipment you need (and how to care for it) to test-kitchen tricks for how to make food taste better. Then we move on to cover all the major cooking and baking categories, from meat, poultry, and pasta to breads, cakes, and pies. llustrated Core Techniques, like how to whip egg whites, roast a chicken, or bake flawless pie dough, focus on the building block recipes everyone should know. Recipe Tutorials that each feature 20-35 color photos then walk readers through recipes that are either more complicated or simply benefit from the visual clues of step photography, like Extra-Crunchy Fried Chicken, Sticky Buns with Pecans, and Deep-Dish Apple Pie. Every chapter ends with a library of the test kitchen’s all-time favorite recipes, such as Pan-Seared Steaks with Red Wine Pan Sauce, Meatballs and Marinara, Best Vegetarian Chili, Memphis-Style Barbecued Ribs, and New York-Style Cheesecake—more than 600 in total—that will allow home cooks to expand their repertoire. The America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook is a how-to-cook book that also explains why recipes succeed or fail, which makes it the ideal book for anyone looking to cook better.
America's Test Kitchen Cooking School
Our Cooking School is designed to help the home cook hone their skills in the kitchen. The curriculum is designed to help cooks of all levels master a variety of cooking techniques from anywhere, at any time. Our interactive online cooking tools help teach cooking concepts and test students’ understanding of these concepts. Courses and lessons vary in duration, and you can spend as much or as little time as you’d like with a course. There is no set schedule, and no limit to how many courses students can take at any time. Simply log in when it is convenient for you, day or night, and take your course! Students can log on from anywhere in the world, so long as you have a computer and an internet connection, and gain access to our wealth of cooking expertise, and our world class cooking instructors. Most courses and lessons do not require specialized kitchen equipment, and there are no books or outside reading required for the courses. Each course clearly outlines the tools and equipment that you will need. All students have access to our in-depth resource library, which features many of our product and ingredient reviews. We don’t currently offer grades for the courses, and there are no prerequisites to sign up. You will receive thorough feedback from your instructor if you choose that option and he or she will work to help you improve your craft in the kitchen. The Online Cooking School also has content quizzes after most lessons which is a great way to gauge your own progress! Click here to sign up for a free trial today and get access to our entire catalog of courses immediately. Still need help? Contact us
America's Test Kitchen Cooking School
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The show is affiliated with Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines, and the magazines’ test kitchen facility at the Innovation and Design Building in Boston, Massachusetts is used as a set for the show. The America’s Test Kitchen brand has also produced books, radio shows, and an online database for cooking recipes and tips.
America’s Test Kitchen will not sell, rent, or disclose your email address to third parties unless otherwise notified. Your email address is required to identify you for free access to content on the site. You will also receive free newsletters and notification of America’s Test Kitchen specials.
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You can register for free access to recipes and episodes from the two most current seasons of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country by clicking on the links below: www.AmericasTestKitchen.com/register www.CooksCountry.com/register Once you register your email address you can select ‘Watch Our Show’ in the top navigation bar, Browse by Episodes, and select from the 2 most current seasons. The most current seasons of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country are available to all viewers. If you want access to expired content from all previous seasons we offer a 14 Day Free Trial that might get you interested in a yearly membership. Still need help? Contact us
AmericasTestKitchen.com: View clips and full episodes of the America’s Test Kitchen TV show, and access recipes, equipment reviews, and taste tests from the show. ATK recipes tend to cover a wide range of cooking styles.
We know that for many of our fans, special dietary needs play a big role in your choices in the kitchen. We also know that there are a lot of resources out there who specialize in specific diets. At America’s Test Kitchen, however, we have one goal: to make great tasting food. We know our fans will pick and choose from our recipe collection to make the choices that are right for them, and that not all of our recipes are right for everyone.
A Self-Guided membership gives you access to our entire catalog of Cooking Basics, Technique Lessons, Recipe Lessons, and In-Depth Courses. This membership has unlimited access to all lesson content with the exception of the instructor feedback. An Instructor-Led membership also gives access to the same full catalog of content as our self guided membership; however, you’ll also benefit from access to our test kitchen instructors, who can provide you with personalized learning plans, answer your questions, guide you through material, and give feedback on your assignments. Still need help? Contact us
America’s Test Kitchen features several recurring cast members, although not every cast member appears in each episode. Julia Collin Davison (identified on-screen before season 7 as “Julia Collin”), Bridget Lancaster, Kay Rentschler, Rebecca “Becky” Hays, Sandra Wu, Yvonne Ruperti, J. Kenji Alt (now J. Kenji Lopez-Alt), Erika Bruce, Bryan Roof and Dan Souza are the chefs who explain and prepare the recipes in each episode as Kimball watches and comments. Yvonne Ruperti and J. Kenji Lopez-Alt departed the company in 2011 and 2009 respectively. Usually only one or two of the chefs will appear in an episode. Collin-Davison, Lancaster and Rentschler appeared as regular cast members on season 1. Since, Rentschler moved to the positions of Culinary Producer and Executive Chef by season 2 and appeared in only one episode that season, before leaving the show by Season 3. Hays joined the permanent cast in season 5, Bruce, Wu, and Ruperti each appear for a single season (seasons 5, 6, and 8, respectively), and Alt appears in seasons 7 and 8. All are prominent recipe testers or editors in Cook’s Illustrated. Beginning in season 5, Cook’s Illustrated staff chefs Hays, Bruce, Jeremy Sauer, and Matthew Card appeared in segments answering common viewer mail questions. Hays, Bruce, and Sauer joined the on-camera cast for season 6; Hays moved into credited cast member status beginning in season 7. Roof and Souza were added to the regular cast starting season 15.
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