Cook’s Illustrated test cook Lan Lam, left, packages up slices of lemon chiffon pie after having prepared too much of the classic dessert for a video shoot. What happens to leftover food in a situation like this? Lucky test kitchen employees, like senior books editor Louise Emerick, right, take it home to thankful families or appreciative roommates… or, you know, back to their desk for a mid-day treat. (Come on, surplus pie! We’re only human.)
When Life Gives You Lemons, Give Away Pie
Now and again, we find ourselves with too much of a good thing in the test kitchen.