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The New Best Recipe: All-New Edition with 1,000 Recipes
by Editors of Cook's Illustrated Magazine

With The New Best Recipe, we invite you into America’s Test Kitchen where you will stand by our side as we try to develop the best macaroni and cheese, the best meatloaf, the best roast chicken, the best brownie, and nearly 1,000 more best recipes for all your favorite home-cooked foods.
Behind this book is a deeply felt understanding of how frustrating it can be to spend time planning, shopping and cooking only to turn out dishes that are mediocre at best. With The New Best Recipe in hand, you will have access to a wealth of practical information that will not only make you a better cook but a more confident one as well. In fact, as long as you follow our instructions, we guarantee that these recipes will work the first and every time.
We have also included 800 illustrations showing you the best way to do almost everything from how to carve a turkey and beat egg whites properly to how to frost a layer cake and set up your grill. Also, get valuable information on how and when to splurge on that expensive knife or baking pan and when the basic model will do just fine. We also explain the science of cooking since understanding the science of food can help anyone become a better cook. Complete with recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts, The New Best Recipe
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New Cook Book 75th Anniversary Limited Edition
by Better Homes and Gardens Books (Editor), Tricia Laning (Editor)

Homes and Gardens editors have added a special chapter with 75 "best-of-the-best" recipes from the cookbook's first 11 editions. This special Limited Edition pays tribute to previous generations of the cookbook that helped establish it as America's No.1 kitchen resource. Features:
64 new pages with 75 "best-of-the-best" recipes from past editions. Ring-bound volume lays flat for easy use. More than 1,200 that reflect current eating habits and lifestyles. More than 700 photos, including 60 percent more of finished food than the last edition. Dozens of recipes offer ethnic flavors, fresh ingredients, or vegetarian appeal. Many recipes feature make-ahead directions or quick-to-the-table meals. Efficient, easy-to-read format, with recipes categorized into 21 chapters, each thoroughly indexed for easy reference. Expanded chapter on cooking basics includes advice on food safety, menu planning, table setting, and make-ahead cooking, plus a thorough glossary on ingredients and techniques. Appliance-friendly recipes help cooks save time and creatively use new kitchen tools. An entire chapter is devoted to crockery cooker recipes. Nutrition information with each recipe, plus diabetic exchanges. Tab dividers already in place-minimal assembly for readers. Every recipe tested and perfected by the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen.
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The Gourmet Cookbook : More than 1000 recipes
by Ruth Reichl (Editor)

For the past six decades, Gourmet magazine has shaped the tastes of America, publishing the best work of the foremost names in the world of food. To create this landmark cookbook, editor in chief and celebrated authority Ruth Reichl and her staff sifted through more than 50,000 recipes. Many were developed exclusively for Gourmet's test kitchens. Others came from renowned food writers and chefs and from the magazine's far-flung readers. Then the editors embarked on an extraordinary series of cook-offs to find the most unforgettable dishes, testing and retesting each one to ensure impeccable results. This collection, the only one of its kind, spans a vast range of cultures and cuisines. With it, you can go back to the time when Beef Wellington ruled the table or prepare something as contemporary as Crispy Artichoke "Flowers" with Salsa Verde. And whether you're cooking a simple supper for two or throwing a cocktail party for fifty, you'll make every dish with more flavor and more flair using The Gourmet Cookbook.
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Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2005
by Heather Averett

This ninth collectors’ edition includes every recipe—more than 900 total!—representing a year’s worth of Cooking Light, the world’s most widely read food magazine. Jammed with tips, nutrient analysis, photographs, food facts, and menu suggestions, you’ll be eating smart without sacrificing taste in no time. But Cooking Light goes way beyond basic menus by offering the latest scoop on food trends, international ingredients, tabletop style, and more. This handsome collection is triple-indexed so readers can find favorite recipes fast.
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Southern Living 2004 Annual Recipes
by Southern Living Annual Recipes

For connoisseurs of fine cooking, this annual collection is a "must have." The 26th volume in this legendary series includes every recipe from the past year, indexed for quick reference. Beautiful photography, step-by-step instructions, plus special cooking tips and secrets straight from the Southern Living Test Kitchens make each dish a triumph.
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The Best American Recipes 2004-2005
by Fran McCullough, Molly Stevens, Bobby Flay

Hailed by People, the New York Times, Food & Wine, CBS This Morning, the Wall Street Journal, and other media around the country as the perfect choice for any cook, The Best American Recipes is the most wide-ranging and extensively home-tested collection of its kind. Series editors Fran McCullough and Molly Stevens track down the tastiest and easiest dishes of the year from sources as diverse as an amateur cooking contest in California and the Web site of a family-run Vermont food company. Their 150-plus ?nds range from Minted Pea Soup from the British cooking sensation Jamie Oliver, to sausage and biscuit nibbles from the singer George Jones, to a deeply ?avored chili that’s the specialty of a San Francisco ?rehouse, to Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars from the chef Rick Bayless.
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