What is America's Test Kitchen?

America's Test Kitchen is a real 2,500 square foot test kitchen located just outside of Boston that is home to more than three dozen full-time cooks and product testers. Our mission is simple: to develop the absolute best recipes for all of your favorite foods. To do this, we test each recipe 30, 40, sometimes as many as 70 times, until we arrive at the combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and equipment that yields the best, most-foolproof recipe.

Our recipes, equipment reviews, ingredient taste tests results, and kitchen tips are made available through our magazines, our websites, our television series; America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen, and our cookbooks. We invite you to visit the following sites to learn more:

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More than 1.3 million home cooks rely on Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines to provide trusted recipes that work, honest equipment reviews and ingredient taste tests, and kitchen tips.

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Cookbooks & DVDs

From our best-selling The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook and The New Best Recipe, to Annual Editions of our magazines and DVD sets for each season of our television shows, we offer more than 70 cookbooks and DVD sets from the editors of America's Test Kitchen.

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Television Shows

Each week, the cast of America's Test Kitchen brings the recipes, testings, and tastings from Cook's Illustrated magazine to life on our public television series. With 4 million unique viewers per month, we are the most-watched cooking show on public television. And now you can also tune in to watch the editors of Cook's Country magazine on our new television series filmed in our Vermont farmhouse kitchen.

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Our websites allow members online access to 20+ years worth of recipes, menus, up-to-date equipment and ingredient ratings, and video content, including episodes of America's Test Kitchen. Members can easily search for, and print, recipes and shopping lists, build menus, watch videos, plus more.

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