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America’s Test Kitchen: For the Love of Cooking

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  • Our work is supported by home cooks; we do not accept outside advertising. In addition to developing failproof recipes, we test supermarket ingredients and equipment to find the best-quality products. We’ve been an independent, unbiased, and trusted resource for cooking information and expertise since 1993.

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  • As we like to say in the test kitchen, “We make the mistakes so that you don’t have to.” Every new test kitchen recipe begins as a blank page: We accept no claim, no technique, and no prior recipe as sacred. We simply assemble as many variations as possible, test a half dozen of the most promising, and taste the results. We then construct our own recipe and continue to test it, varying ingredients, techniques, and cooking times. Once we have the best-tasting recipe that’s 100% failproof, we share it with 50,000 at-home volunteer recipe testers. They provide feedback on the clarity of the instructions and the results and tell us whether they’d make the recipe again. Only recipes that score high make it through to you.

  • The answer is every kind of recipe. We have you covered with more than 14,000 tested and perfected recipes. Get definitive versions of simple roast chicken (turn the oven off partway through roasting for a moist bird) and baked potatoes (we baked 400 to find the key to guaranteed fluffy interiors), and find multiday baking projects, sweet and savory favorites, globally inspired recipes, and recipes for special diets (gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free). We add dozens of all-new recipes to our sites every month, including recipes from our iconic magazines, TV shows, and best-selling cookbooks.

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