March/April 2016

March / April

Filter +
Roasting Temp and Resting Time
Roasting Temp and Resting Time
Whether it is a pork tenderloin or a large beef roast, we always let meat rest a…
Published: March 2016
Squeaky-Clean Leeks
The best way to prep leeks for cooking.
Published: March 2016
Lighten Up (Your Cake Pans)
Do you have to buy a set of light pans just for cakes? Not necessarily.
Published: March 2016
Season Your Salad, Not Just the Dressing
Even though most salad dressing and vinaigrette recipes contain a measured amoun…
Published: March 2016
The Best Way to Salt Chicken Breasts
In the past we’ve advised working your fingers between the skin and flesh to app…
Published: March 2016
A Tidy Way to Avoid Skin on Custards
A thin, dry “skin” forms on the surface of puddings because as the mixture is he…
Published: March 2016
Avoid Old Eggs When Hard-Cooking
Conventional wisdom holds that when making hard-cooked eggs, you should choose o…
Published: March 2016
Seeking Out Authentic Basmati
Supermarket shelves teem with a multitude of boxes, bags, and burlap sacks label…
Published: March 2016
Jerusalem Artichokes: Another Tasty Tuber
Jerusalem artichokes are neither from Jerusalem nor are they artichokes. So, wha…
Published: March 2016
Tips for Buying Brisket
Butchers typically sell two types of brisket: flat cut and point cut. What's the…
Published: March 2016
Fresh Curry Leaves
While sometimes used in curries, curry leaves are unrelated to and only rarely f…
Published: March 2016

Get America's best cooking magazine.


It’s the best because we test more rigorously than any other cooking magazine on the market. Learn from our kitchen tips and discoveries, no-nonsense and unbiased product reviews, and reader-submitted cooking hacks when you subscribe to Cook’s Illustrated for $24.95 for a year.

Subscribe today and receive a FREE gift.

America's Test Kitchen Best Ever Recipes Special Collector's Edition ($9.95 retail value)

Free Gift
Full Name
Address 1
Address 2
Zip Code

Your paid subscription will include all the benefits of Cook's Illustrated Automatic Renewal Program. Click here for details. Offer valid in U.S. only. Canadian and International Subscriptions