[Sca-cooks] Cook's Illustrated

Sandra Kisner sjk3 at cornell.edu
Mon Feb 2 08:18:51 PST 2009

I like all their gadget testing (not that I need any more of those... :-)), 
but sometimes the recipes can bother me.  They have a tendency to decide on 
a particular result or style ("like I ate when I was a kid" sort of thing, 
sometimes), then play around with it until they get a result that 
matches.  Which is fine if you like it the same way they do, but less so if 
when *you* were a kid, it was different.  Of course, I can't come up with 
any examples off-hand!  I like it better when they talk about avoiding 
problems like cracking cheesecake, or describe the differences in cookie 
results depending on the sort of flour you use, or determining doneness in 


More information about the Sca-cooks mailing list