The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2021: Every Recipe from the Hit TV Show with Product Ratings and a Look Behind the Scenes Includes the 2021 Season by America's Test Kitchen Editors

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  • Hot and sour soup

    • djoh437938 on July 11, 2011

      this recipe is so good, had to go to a japanese market to find it, it is worth it, totally.

  • Stir-fried portobellos with ginger-oyster sauce

    • jumali on September 22, 2011

      Tastes good but not worth the mountain of prep work and cleanup.

  • Oven-fried onion rings

    • jumali on September 22, 2011

      A bit time consuming, but tastes very good.

  • Blueberry cobbler

    • jumali on July 26, 2010

      An excellent recipe! The blueberries were the perfect consistency--neither too runny nor too thick, and the cornmeal added a great texture to the biscuit. I'll definitely make this again.

  • Potstickers with scallion dipping sauce

    • love2laf on February 10, 2010

      Excellent flavour and cooking method for the wontons. I still find my patience worn thin by making so many little nibblies. The dipping sauce was only average though.

  • Thai pork lettuce wraps

    • love2laf on February 03, 2010

      One of the few recipes I can't think to make an improvement on. After one bite, I stopped caring about the messiness of serving this way, and just dug in.I did not use pork tender loin though, I used pork shoulder, and I used my grinder instead of the food processor.

    • SACarlson on June 15, 2019

      I did the same thing. I put pork shoulder through my meat grinder. I love this recipe--so easy and so delicious!

  • One-hour broiled chicken and pan sauce

    • eliza on March 15, 2018

      This was on the program recently so I thought I would give it a try. A 3-4 lb chicken is butterflied and then placed in a hot pan and broiled. My chicken was almost 4 lbs so I went with the slightly longer cooking time. Even so, my chicken wasn't completely cooked and had to go back in for an additional 10 minutes. By this time the breast meat was slightly overcooked. If I make this again, I would add about 5 minutes to the stovetop time before putting it in the oven. On the plus side, the taste was good and I enjoyed the pan sauce/gravy with the addition of thyme and garlic.

  • Italian vegetable stew (Ciambotta)

    • ecasey830 on October 06, 2019

      Labor-intensive but worth it

    • Partyof7 on September 04, 2022

      So so delicious!! But even with my largest equipment, too hard to double. Made it for a teachers luncheon and they loved it!

  • Indian butter chicken (Murgh makhani)

    • Delys77 on November 25, 2021

      This was great. I got the recipe from the site (pay wall) and it is likely to be my new recipe for butter chicken as it is a bit lighter but still offers good results fairly quickly.

    • Fyretigger on August 23, 2021

      Very nice Butter Chicken sauce. Easy and freezes well.

    • Fyretigger on August 23, 2021

      Flavorful. Definitely superior to jarred simmer sauces. Not particularly difficult to make. I'm definitely adding to my rotation. I did use ghee for the sautéing, but finished with cold butter.

  • Thick-cut pork tenderloin medallions

    • Kouture007 on December 20, 2011

      Bacon-wrapped version is fabulous.

  • Turkey gravy

    • Kouture007 on January 13, 2013

      Can be made ahead.

  • Skillet chicken pot pie with biscuit topping

  • Stir-fried beef and broccoli with oyster sauce

    • Kouture007 on January 13, 2013

      Everyone's favorite.

  • Cream cheese brownies

    • chawkins on September 14, 2015

      Very good fudgy brownies. I baked them in my counter-top oven a lot longer than the recipe stated, but then I adjusted the temperature and time for convection baking, I probably did not have to do that. From their television shows, their ovens seem to be convection.

  • Applesauce snack cake

    • Analyze on March 12, 2019

      This is SO good! The base cake has a wonderful apple flavor and a great texture. I tried both this recipe, and the Oat-Nut Streusel variation. My husband, who doesn't normally like oat streusel or sweet quick breads, loved the streusel variation. I actually preferred this original version with the cinnamon-sugar topping, as in my opinion it complements the apple flavor in the cake better, and actually makes the cake taste more apple-y. You can't go wrong with either version, or try half and half like I did :) I already have several apple cake recipes that I love, and didn't think I needed another, but I did! I'm excited to try the ginger-cardamom version next. Personally, we had it for breakfast, but this would be great with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream too.

  • Best butterscotch pudding

    • Analyze on March 25, 2017

      HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! I made it side by side with the older "Butterscotch Pudding" published by the same company in the America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, and this one was SO much more flavorful. Because you end up cooking the caramel to a deeper color/flavor, it turns out a better pudding with WAY more intense flavors; it also has more rich ingredients (more butter and cream). The older ATK recipe (while good) is incredibly mild by comparison (kids might like it better). If you do make this amazing recipe, I'll add that we personally preferred it without the rum, though it's good with the rum too.

  • Grilled Thai beef salad

    • SACarlson on June 28, 2019

      The ingredient proportions in the dressing recipe are all off. There are better recipes for Thai beef salad out there, so I would skip this one.

  • Flourless chocolate cake

    • Nancith on April 24, 2017

      This garnered rave reviews with our dinner group! Dense, fudgy, deeply chocolate & decadent. However, even with using 9" rather than the preferred 8" pan, the baking time had to be almost doubled before it got to the correct temperature for doneness. It was still quite jiggly even after cooling to room temp, but the time in the refrigerator firmed it up perfectly. Being in a bit of a hurry to serve it, we couldn't figure out why it was so hard to remove a piece, until I remembered the parchment paper! Don't forget to remove that!

  • Ultimate flaky buttermilk biscuits

    • Rinshin on August 29, 2020

      Most incredible biscuits made. I have made these several times now and fold, spread more times than directed. As long as the final shape for cutting is 8 in square to make 9 biscuits, this recipe makes fluffy moist in the middle, nicely flaky on top with beautiful layers. It is not hard to make but takes more time than drop biscuits. Photo added.

    • hbakke on March 22, 2020

      These were a bit fussy, but turned out well. I used salted butter which made the biscuits a little too salty. I would cook them on the middle rack next time because the scraps I put on the middle rack got more rise than the actual biscuits on the upper rack.

  • Braised halibut with leeks and mustard

    • Rinshin on January 11, 2017

      Not bad, but I believe this can be better. Followed the recipe completely but for my taste, the halibut was bit on the dry side. I did like the reduced white wine based sauce along with cooked leeks but would have liked a more mustard taste. Next time I either reduce the amount of time fish poaches/braises or reduce the temp from 135 to maybe 120. Another method I might try is making the sauce ingredients separately along with leeks and using the aluminum enclosed packet of halibut and sauce ingredients for more tender fish and baking it.

  • Strawberry cream cake

    • mamacrumbcake on September 05, 2017

      The good: the cake is beautiful and impressive. The strawberry filling is delicious. (Don't omit the kirsch.) Just about everyone will enjoy it. The bad: Twice I've made this and twice the chiffon cake didn't rise as I had expected, though I followed the directions to the letter. I wonder if greasing the cake pan is the problem? Most other chiffon cake recipes say not to grease. Anyway, I'm not thrilled with the cake layer and in the future might substitute a different layer. Also, I didn't love the cream cheese whipped cream, but I was the exception.

  • Spice cake

    • damazinah on December 06, 2020

      Fantastic flavor! I took a star off, however, because of the directions. No way is a cake in a 9"x13" pan going to be done in 35 minutes at 350°. Experience told me that it'd still be soupy in the center, and it was. I added another 10 minutes to the baking time.

  • French-style pot-roasted pork loin

    • Foodiewife on January 07, 2018

      Definitely a bit of work, but it looks gorgeous for entertaining. Definitely loved the flavor of the sauce and wouldn't change a thing.

  • Pressure-cooker chicken noodle soup

    • MeganGarcia on October 05, 2018

      Excellent flavor especially for the short ingredient list and minimal effort involved.

  • Thai-style grilled chicken with spicy, sweet, and sour dipping sauce

    • MeganGarcia on March 27, 2019

      This was delicious even though I couldn't find chicken breasts as small as specified. I served it with steamed jasmine rice and sauteed snow peas fresh from the garden. The sweet and sour dipping sauce was great with the rice as well. The rub was easier to put together using a food processor for the garlic and cilantro.

  • Red lentil soup with North African spices

    • Partyof7 on August 25, 2018

      Very fast and easy. The herbed butter drizzled on top takes it over the top. Yum

  • Simple chocolate sheet cake with milk chocolate frosting

    • Partyof7 on July 16, 2019

      Wow! This sheet cake looks so basic, but it is incredibly delicious. My teenage boys devoured it! It will be a go-to dessert. So easy to transport too.

  • Next-level chicken piccata

    • Partyof7 on February 26, 2023

      Very delicious! I substituted veal (with much shorter cooking time) with excellent results

    • Fyretigger on February 22, 2023

      So juicy and succulent! Great flavor. Restaurant worthy results with weeknight dinner ease of execution.

  • Mexican rice

    • hbakke on February 26, 2020

      This turned out well. I liked the jalapeno and cilantro added at the end. I would make this again.

  • Foolproof vinaigrette

    • hbakke on June 29, 2020

      This was simple to make and nice to add to some spring mix lettuce for an easy salad. I would make this again.

  • Pressure-cooker pot roast

    • hbakke on October 01, 2019

      I used chicken broth instead of beef broth because it was what I had. I didn't tie up the roasts either. The meat I used was very fatty and the fatty bits weren't easily removed. It still turned out very good. This is a delicious and quick recipe for pot roast. I would make this again with some steamed veg on the side since all the vegetables get blended to make the gravy.

  • Quick all-purpose gravy

    • hbakke on March 16, 2020

      Having never made a remotely decent gravy, this turned out better than I had hoped. I would make this again, but with a few changes. I would make this in a dutch oven (the large saucepan I used was too small for the amount of vegetables) and cook the flour longer for a better colored/flavored gravy. It did need a good amount of added salt at the end to offset the sweetness of the carrot (or onion possibly?).

  • Cream cheese frosting

    • hbakke on September 23, 2019

      Delicious! I made this exactly as written and it worked well with a strawberry cake.

  • Simple Israeli couscous

    • Shewi128 on September 12, 2022

      Make sure you stir while it's cooking covered. The couscous ended up slightly too tender, so watch the cooking time.

  • Cast iron baked ziti with charred tomatoes

    • Shewi128 on March 14, 2023

      This was not a memorable recipe but an easy weeknight recipe. Plus, it only used one pan. The sauce ends up being fairly thin. One thing I would recommend is making sure the tomatoes get more charred for more flavor and make a thicker sauce. I would make this again, especially during the summer with fresh tomatoes.

  • Chicken under a brick with herb-roasted potatoes

    • Shewi128 on February 04, 2022

      I cooked this with a 5 lb chicken instead of the 3 lb in the recipe, so it took a lot longer to cook. I was worried about the potatoes overcooking, but they still turned out great. The whole meal looked professional!

  • Oven-roasted chicken thighs

    • Shewi128 on February 23, 2022

      Very easy method to cook chicken thighs and get crispy skin!

  • Nut-free chewy granola bars

    • Shewi128 on February 20, 2023

      Wow, this was really good! I skipped out on the sesame seeds for flavor preferences, and I added some leftover dried cherries and cocoa nibs. The bars felt lightly sweet from the brown sugar and pureed dried apricots. You couldn't really tell the sweetness was from dried fruit. I will definitely make these again.

  • Chicken Marsala

    • Fyretigger on December 16, 2022

      This book contains 2 versions of the recipe. I used the original, but prepared the cutlets as in the 2nd, salting and resting them. I also made some adjustments for family tastes (double mushrooms and garlic). I used a quality bottle of sweet Marsala. It came out fantastic, the equal of any I’ve had in a restaurant. Some members of the family found it a little too sweet, I next time I will try using dry Marsala.

  • Indian-style spinach with fresh cheese (Saag paneer)

    • Fyretigger on August 23, 2021

      Makes a restaurant quality Saag Paneer.

  • Brazilian cheese bread (Pão de queijo)

    • Fyretigger on January 29, 2023

      My first attempt at making these was a miserable failure. Mistake 1: Recipe calls for Tapioca Flour/Starch. I had Cassava Flour on hand. Knowing they are the same plant, I did a bit of internet research and was lead to believe they can generally be used interchangeably -- well... not in this case. Don't substitute! Mistake 2: My Parmesan and Romano were on the older side and dried out. Measuring by weight, I ended up with a massive amount of grated cheese. Use fresh cheese! Results: Between the two mistakes I got beautifully golden brown bread cannon balls. For any Terry Pratchett fans, I think I made my first foray into Dwarven Weaponized Baking.

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  • ISBN 10 1948703424
  • ISBN 13 9781948703420
  • Published Oct 27 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 1,136
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher America's Test Kitchen

Publishers Text

The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook is back after a year-long 20th anniversary party. Find every recipe prepared on 21 seasons of public television's top-rated cooking show all in a single compendium, including the new season that debuts in January 2021. You'll also get the latest equipment and ingredient ratings drawn from the show's equipment testing and taste testing segments.

Cook along with Bridget and Julia and the test kitchen chefs as the new episodes of the 2021 season air with new recipes like Chicken Schnitzel, Smashed Burgers, and Yeasted Doughnuts. Every recipe that has appeared on the hit TV show is included in this cookbook along with the test kitchen's indispensable notes and tips. A comprehensive shopping guide shows readers what products the ATK tastings and testings team recommend and it alone is worth the price of the book. Behind-the-scenes candid photos and sidebar information gives fans of the show an inside look at what goes into each episode.

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