This is the superlative, unparalleled and magnificent Cooks Illustrated Magazine. It is THE magazine to get if you love food, love to cook or are still learning the basics in the kitchen. I have learned so much from just breezing through an issue.
The format is easy to follow and the recipe are endlessly tested until perfected. There is a step by step explanation of the tests they performed, the failures and the final perfect result. I love that fact since I don't have the time to test and re-test recipes that I have messed up on in the past. There are some great tips for time savers and kitchen gadgets too!
The illustrations are wonderful as well, as you can see on the cover. You could even frame the covers for a beautiful piece of artwork to hang on your kitchen walls.
There website has some free recipes and you can order the magazine and cookbooks there as well...Click Here
I just recently ordered the 2005 full year of magazines bound in a hardcover with easy reference guides. I am supposed to get a Free Microplane Zester which I have been eyeing for a while. I always see the fancy chefs on the Food Network using them, I can't wait. I also have the chance to win a KitchenAid Mixer which I really want. I have used my Mom's many times-it's the best. Wish me luck!