Available October 2012 • 386 pages • 106 recipes • 800 color photos
Homecooking redefined for the DIY generation. Order your copy on Amazon.
With a good recipe guiding the way, homemade is always better. So why should today’s home cooks stop at dinner? In this groundbreaking new cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen, our editors and test cooks walk home cooks step-by-step through more than 100 of their favorite DIY kitchen projects, showing why everything from ketchup and corn chips to goat cheese and prosciutto turn out better when you do it yourself. Another bonus: When you’re in control, you can customize your DIY projects to suit your own taste. Want smokier bacon, tangier yogurt, or spicier mustard? America’s Test Kitchen shows you how it’s done right.
Our DIY projects are backed by the authority of the test kitchen. Let’s face it: When you’re investing your time and money in any kitchen project, you want great results—guaranteed. With the experienced team at America’s Test Kitchen leading the way, there will be no guesswork. Every recipe in this book has been kitchen-tested to ensure that it’s not only manageable and fun for home cooks but, more important, also foolproof.
Stunning photography and detailed captions explain every step in every recipe. If you’ve always thought that making mozzarella, curing pancetta, and brewing beer sound intimidating, try our recipes. The combination of easy-to-follow photography capturing the recipe process and clear, approachable first-person captions by the recipes’ authors puts home cooks at ease. You’ll also discover what inspires the people behind America’s Test Kitchen—the test cooks, editors, and staffers—as they share the stories behind their recipes’ development.
A wide variety of DIY projects means that there’s something here for everyone. Unlike typical DIY books that focus on one category, this book delivers a wide variety of projects, from jams and pickles like Grandma used to make to artisanal cheeses and cured meats that you usually have to pay top dollar for at a specialty shop. You’ll even learn how to make many of your favorite store-bought guilty pleasures (think potato chips and chocolate sandwich cookies). The test kitchen has also developed recipes for beverages like root beer, cold-brew coffee, and vermouth. There’s something here for all interests and skill levels, whether you’re a seasoned pro or simply a curious cook.
Create great gifts for the holiday season and throughout the year. Gifts made in your own kitchen always feel more personal and special than anything store-bought, and the test kitchen has developed plenty of fun, gift-worthy recipes to choose from. Make a batch of hot pepper jelly or wine jelly for the cheese lovers in your life, coffee liqueur for the holiday swap, salted caramels or orange jelly slices for your coworkers with a sweet tooth, or homemade marshmallows and hot cocoa mix for your children’s favorite teachers.
Whether you want to can it, cure it, churn it, or brew it, The America’s Test Kitchen Do-It- Yourself Cookbook will have home cooks eager to get into the kitchen.
LIST OF RECIPES
Stock the Pantry: Staples Made Fresh
Big-Batch Summer Tomato Sauce
Preserving the Season: Jams, Jellies, and Spreads
Strawberry Refrigerator Jam
Raspberry Refrigerator Jam
Blueberry Refrigerator Jam
Raspberry-Peach Spreadable Fruit
Seville Orange Marmalade
Spicy Tomato Jam
Caramelized Onion Jam
Red Pepper Jelly
Green Tomato Chutney
Marmelada (Quince Paste)
Pickle It: From Cucumbers to Kimchi
Sour Dill Pickles
Pickled Watermelon Rind
Milky Ways: Cheese, Yogurt, and Curds
Neufchatel Cream Cheese
Fresh Goat Cheese
Cured, Smoked, and Terrined: Preserving Meat and Fish
Snacks from Scratch: Everyday Favorites and Gourmet Goodies
Rich Butter Crackers
Cinnamon Graham Crackers
The Sweet Kitchen: Cookies, Candies, and Dessert Sauces
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Thin Chocolate-Mint Cookies
Thin Chocolate-Mint Cookies with Easy Chocolate Coating
Orange Jelly Slices
Chocolate Ice Cream Shell
The Beverage Center: Sips, Brews, and Spirits
Hot Cocoa Mix
America’s Test Kitchen IPA
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