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Cook's Country Cookbook

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Welcome to Cook's Country--a place where you'll learn what's cooking in kitchens across America. This debut collection from the editors of Cook's Country magazine celebrates the landscape of American home cooking from yesterday and today. In the tradition of great American cookbooks like The Fannie Farmer Cookbook and The Settlement Cookbook, The Cook's Country Cookbook ...more
Hardcover, 600 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Cook's Country
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May 04, 2009 Emily rated it it was amazing
Every recipe is practical and comes with a at least a few paragraphs of tips to make the process easier. Nearly all of the recipes I have tried have been worth making again.
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Dec 15, 2008 Dixie Diamond rated it liked it
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My opinion: They completely missed the boat on grilled cheese. It has to be sourdough bread. Sourdough with sharp Cheddar is the only way to go.

Okay, this is actually a pretty good homestyle cookbook, but--and I've said this before--I often find the degree to which America's Test Kitchen alters traditional recipes in the name of "improvement" somewhat disturbing. I already griped about their obsession with dairy fat and their poor grasp of some regional fare in my review of America's Best Lost R
Tina Hayes
Sep 24, 2008 Tina Hayes rated it really liked it
I'm very happy to have this new cookbook and think I'll get quite a bit of use out of it in years to come. This comprehensive volume has recipes of all kinds, including salads, snacks, side dishes, lunch, breakfast foods, potluck favorites, bread, slow-cooker meals, and a myriad of desserts.

The thing that makes this particular cookbook stand out to me is the extra writing for nearly every recipe. Not only are there variations on most of them, the authors at the test kitchen also added things ab
Nov 16, 2011 Stacy rated it it was amazing
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I love this cookbook. I may not make every recipe the way they recommend, but every recipe has more information than is usually given in an ordinary cookbook. I like knowing why they recommend using a certain kind of cornmeal, what each reason they add an unusual ingredient to a recipe, and why they left out an ingredient that would traditionally be used (like soy sauce in the shepherd's pie instead of Worcestershire sauce). I am an improviser in the kitchen, with food allergies in the house I ...more
Sep 12, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it
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This cookbook is for people who enjoy the process of cooking...the recipes aren't the kind you can slap on the table in 20 minutes after work. Instead, the test kitchen takes a recipe and figures out what need to be done to make it taste its absolute best. The testing process and recipe origins are described for each recipe, so it's still a great cookbook for those of us who like reading more than cooking (*cough*), and the stuff that's been cooked (granted: *for* me, not *by* me) out of it has ...more
Brandon Gee
Jan 01, 2013 Brandon Gee rated it really liked it
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More solid writing and recipes from the America's Test Kitchen/Cook's Illustrated crew. Maybe they're not everyone's style by I always appreciate the detailed trial and error that leads them to the recipe.
Dec 18, 2015 Michelle rated it really liked it
This cookbook has more than a few recipes I want to try, usually there might be one. May even have to buy this for my collection.
Aug 28, 2016 Deana rated it it was amazing
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If you just Tried and True recipes, Cooks Country is a go to cookbook. I cook out of this one regularly.
Apr 17, 2014 Catherine rated it it was amazing
Great reference cookbook. Contains wide variety of practical, easy to prepare, tasty foods with ingredients that are easy to find. Great book to have on hand as a "go-to".
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Mar 06, 2011 Liz De Coster rated it liked it
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Good, classic, basic recipes. Great if, like me, you find Cook's Illustrated reliable and interesting but sometimes overly fussy.
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