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Cook's Illustrated

Cook's Illustrated is the must-have cooking magazine for the passionate and dedicated chef. It is a bimonthly American publication that has been characterized by thorough evaluations, testing, and instructions on everything food since 1993. Cook's Illustrated is extremely unique in the fact that it accepts absolutely no advertising, therefore offering its readers cover-to-cover pages of expertise. There are approximately ten recipes in each issue, of which each one is extensively discussed by the author. Cook's Illustrated is also well-known and appreciated for their use of unconventional ingredients and unique techniques, which ensures that your dish will always have a little something special to it. Each issue of the cooking magazine includes a complete taste-test on different brands of different kinds of ingredients, and a product test on kitchen tools such as utensils and baking dishes. Most issues also have general food articles that include information on suggested cooking methods and specific tips that will guarantee an overall greater quality in your home-cooking.
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  1. The Best Thing Since Julia Child
    Long ago I had subscriptions for “food & wine” and “Bon Appetit”, then when I got “Cooks Illustrated” as a gift from my mom I quickly noted the difference. All the other cooking magazines I’d ever bought paled in comparison to the slim-but-mighty “Cooks Illustrated”.

    My mom- the ultimate foodie- taught me it wasn’t enough to enjoy food, one must learn to cook! I remember by teen years we’d lounge on the couch watching Julia Child. I loved how Julia was down to earth and made everything simple, even if you didn’t know how to make omelets she could teach you to make duck pate without feeling like a...
  2. No hype, just essential information
    Cook's Illustrated is the Consumer Reports of cooking magazines. I subscribe to a number of cooking magazines but this is the one that I would select if I were limited to one. There are no advertisements, so the magazine is considerably shorter (and more expensive) than others on the market. However, the articles provide a wide range of information for beginning cooks through serious hobbyists (and I imagine even professionals would find some things helpful). Readers write in with tips and tricks; some of which have been very helpful to me. An example is a suggestion in the December '99 issue to fasten a yardstick to the front of a countertop to assist...
  3. The Perfect Magazine
    Cook's Illustrated is not only the best cooking magazine, it is the best magazine I've ever read. If I could only subscribe to one magazine (a frightening thought to this magazineholic!) it would be Cook's. This is a magazine that you will not only read cover-to-cover, but will keep forever.

    I get several other cooking magazines, and several things make this one stand out. First of all, they don't accept advertising (Taste of Home is another cooking magazine that doesn't have advertising). Every page is full of interesting recipes and reviews. There are no articles about vacationing in the South of France, exercising or growing herbs on your kitchen...

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