In 1992, Chris Kimball had an idea. Create a magazine that had no advertising. Build smart, approachable, useful content not funded by advertisers.
The magazine would develop recipes that work for home cooks, foolproof solutions to cooking's everyday challenges. Since there was no advertising, we'd be able to test ingredients and products without bias and recommend the absolute best in ingredients, brands and kitchen equipment.
In the two decades since, Cook's Illustrated has become one of the most trusted, most reliable cooking magazines available, with over a million subscribers--a favorite among celebrity chefs and home cooks alike.
And we've put our 2000 favorite recipes from 20 years into one volume. Here is the heart of Cook's Illustrated Magazine--our editors absolute favorite recipes from an enduring two decades. Plus hundreds of our favorite tips, tricks, and solutions to perplexing cooking questions.