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The America's Test Kitchen: DIY Cookbook: Can It, Cure It, Churn It, Brew It

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Our popular blog, The FEED, has nearly 200,000 unique visitors monthly (and growing) and DIY cooking was recently named one of the top 12 food trends for 2012. This beautifully packaged cookbook marries DIY cooking with America's Test Kitchen's methodology, resulting in over 100 kitchen-tested projects--from jams and pickles to cheese and charcuterie, snacks and sweets to ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by America's Test Kitchen (first published October 1st 2012)
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Melissa Massello
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"Perfected and packaged for the age of urban homesteading, this "foolproof" guide to canning, curing, churning, brewing, smoking, drying, baking, and otherwise scratch-making gourmet goodies comes tried & tested by the expert team at America's Test Kitchen in Boston. Check out Tara's adventures in making homemade nutella from this must-have cookbook over on our DIY Boston blog. (I can personally vouch: bet
Mrs Elizabeth Mills
As you would expect this is an excellent book.

I really don't care for food additives and like food to taste like it used to. That pretty much means make it from scratch and I have several cookbooks for the purpose. This book has a little bit of everything so is perfect for propping on the kitchen counter on my kindle, yes I most likely have a book which has a similar recipe, but propping a big cookbook on the counter with ingredients everywhere isn't very convenient, my kindle is. Plus this has
An excellent reference for all sorts of home cooking projects, and it has an engaging voice, for a cookbook.I read it from cover to cover the first time through.
I'm always looking to try to see how many things I can make at home and this is one of my go to books. From canning to homemade granola, it's in this book.
Buying my own copy of this. Nicely illustrated steps for the recipes with a good mix of simple and more complicated preservation techniques.
Feb 01, 2015 Ivonne marked it as to-read
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This is one I may have to buy in the future. I try my best to make most things from scratch when I can and this book is full of do-it-yourself-made-from-scratch recipes. There lots of great tips and techniques with each recipes and tons of color, step-by-step pictures too. I would highly recommend this one for anyone who wants to make more from-scratch food.
In 4-page entries or less, with simple ingredient lists and endearing anecdotes, you can learn how to make everything from peanut butter to ketchup to marinated artichokes to salted caramels to pickles to cheese to crackers. Whoa. - Tamara, Computer Services

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This cookbook was pretty good. Although I didn't make anything in it, I can definitely see myself purchasing this and/or just borrowing it again. The pictures were great and it made me think that I could make some of the things with no problem. Lots of these recipes require a food processor which is something I hope to acquire soon.
I can't think of anything I have wanted to try making at home that isn't covered here (maybe hard cheeses, but those really probably need a whole book of their own), and every recipe comes with clear, illustrated instructions that make even the most arcane of kitchen arts seem approachable.
Unsuccessfully trying to talk myself out of buying this one.

In 4-page entries or less, with simple ingredient lists and endearing anecdotes, you can learn how to make everything from peanut butter to ketchup to marinated artichokes to salted caramels to pickles to cheese to crackers.

This book is about making basics, well, what would have been basic for our grandparents - making your own mustard, ketchup, canning. I would have liked more information on canning, but still exciting to know that I can make my own GF Worcestershire sauce.
Robert Hudder
Another book that I will review on my blog. The short of it, is that if you are someone who is trepidatious about trying new recipes and one who follows them to a 'T' (see what I did there Theresa) then this book is very comforting.
Philip Schramp
Excellently written recipes, which is a given with ATK cookbooks. This is an great collection of recipes for everyday products that we all buy at the grocery store without thinking of the cost involved or what ingredients are included.
Gorgeous collection of recipes to try to learn more about pickling, canning, brewing, and other kitchen DIY projects. I would highly recommend this to someone wanting to start learning more about kitchen crafts.
Wonderful resource with things I would never make on my own. This would be a great gift for family night, home school families or folks who like to make their own stuff...certainly would be healthier.
A must for the kitchen DIY-er. In the true tradition of America's Test Kitchen, they explain both why and how to do a myriad of wonderful things that sound delicious. This is definitely going on my wishlist.
Traci Sumner
This cookbook is full of sticky notes. I can't wait to make all the recipes, ok, not quite all of them, but most of them. Love the cookbooks from America's Test Kitchen!
Liz De Coster
It's ATK, so I'm confident it's good stuff, but since it's ATK, I'm not sure about the amount of effort involved.
Love this book. Full of wonderful ideas and fun food projects.
This book was great & I plan checking it out again soon.
Lots of good stuff in here I will be trying soon.
Homemade bacon period
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