[Sca-cooks] Cook's Illustrated

Barbara Dodge awench1 at cox.net
Sat Jan 31 11:34:28 PST 2009

I've been a subscriber to their magazine and then their website for over 10 
years .  It seems like I learn something new with each edition.  In addition 
to the TV program "America's Test Kitchen", the same producers also have a 
program and magazine called "Cooks Country".  It has the same qualities as 
"America's Test Kitchen" where they re-create recipes so they are more user 

The difference between the two programs and magazines seems to be the 
"elegance" of the dish being prepared. For example, ATK may do a 
chateaubriand (they ran this episode this morning) or creme brulee, whereas 
CC will do a pot roast and banana cream pie.  Muck like Alton Brown's "Good 
Eats" program, ATK & CCs TV programs and websites explain the science behind 
what is happening to your food, and how to avoid undesireable outcomes.

I use these resources frequently when I am looking for new kitchen gadget 
recommendations.  I look at the magazine as the "Consumers Reports" for 
foodies since they do not do any type of commercial advertizing in their 

Happy Cooking!

Barony of Marinus

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