16 Nov The New Family Cookbook
My husband and I love watching cooking shows like Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef, and The Taste. And, I have to admit, I really like cooking, but I don’t know a lot about it. I can follow a recipe, sure – but I don’t know why it works, or why it doesn’t.
Well the other day I was browsing the book section at Costco, rebate check in hand, and I ran across this giant recipe book from America’s Test Kitchen, which is apparently a TV show but neither my husband nor I had heard of it. We were able to find old episodes on Amazon Prime and On Demand and watched a few – and really like them.
The book is 878 pages full of instruction, photos, helpful tips, and explanations of why these recipes work. “Our mission is to test recipes over and over again until we understand how and why they work and until we arrive at the ‘best’ version.” I’ve already made a few from the book (Poached Eggs, Shepherd’s Pie, Roasted Brussels Sprouts) and they’ve turned out great!
My goal is to work my way through the book over the next year and be a much better cook at the end. So stay tuned and follow me through my cooking journey!