With an average of 1.7 million viewers per week, Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen, now in its fifth season, has become one of the most popular cooking shows on public television. Filmed in a renovated 1806 farmhouse with a working test kitchen, the TV show features the best of American home cooking, with an emphasis on regional and heirloom fare. The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook captures all five seasons of the show in one appealing volume that’s like a treasured recipe box brought to life.
Divided into lively chapters such as “Fork-in-the-road Favorites,” “as Good as Grandma’s,” “steakhouse specials,” and “save room for pie,” this collection will teach you foolproof methods for making more than 200 great American recipes. You’ll learn the secrets of apple Cider Chicken (fresh apples, apple brandy, and cider vinegar infuse the chicken with apple-y goodness down to the bone), pan-Fried pork Chops (double-dredging the chops makes for a substantially crisp, golden-brown crust), and mile-high lemon meringue pie (a hot sugar syrup and cream of tartar help build a tall and fluffy meringue). and in addition to learning how to make great food, you can read the colorful stories behind the recipes.
The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook also offers a comprehensive 40-page shopper’s guide that includes not just the ingredient and equipment winners featured on the TV show but also dozens more from America Test Kitchen. With The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook in hand, you’ll have all the TV show has to offer and more.