Bryan is a senior editor for Cook's Country Magazine. When he's not working, he can be found rock climbing, scuba diving, or practicing mixed martial arts, often all in the same day. His favorite foods include grilled octopus and American cheese. Follow him @BryanRoof.
With our test kitchen know-how (and relentless testing) we found ways to make naturally fast dishes faster, and traditionally slow-cooked dinners a weeknight option. But one thing we never did was settle on shortcuts that shortchanged flavor.