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From the Desk of Jack Bishop

Chief Creative Officer

To our Viewers, Readers, and Listeners:
Our team has been busy and I want to share some of the exciting details.


The America’s Test Kitchen website has been redesigned, with easier navigation, an improved search function, and quick access to the latest episodes and recipes seen on TV. And our social media tools make it easy for you to share your favorite recipes, reviews, or videos with friends and followers.

Enjoy expanded access to more of what you love, plus all-new free content devoted to gluten-free and paleo cooking. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gluten-free chocolate chip cookies or want to know the best way to turn zucchini into noodles, we have you covered. Check it out!

Perhaps best of all, the site has been optimized for a seamless experience on phones and tablets. At the store and can’t remember our top-rated brand of olive oil or favorite stand mixer? The new tabbed navigation makes our content-rich site much easier to use on a small screen, so you can refer to our reviews of kitchen equipment and supermarket ingredients while you shop and then streamline your process when you go home to cook. There’s no wasted paper, and you can even watch a video as you cook to get every step just right.


We’re also launching Cook’s Science, a free website that pairs narrative journalism about the world of food and science with foolproof recipes for the home cook. The first feature, Extreme Ice Cream, follows Cook’s Science executive editors Molly Birnbaum and Dan Souza through their experience at the Ice Cream Short Course at Penn State. They learned everything about everyone’s favorite summer treat, and then Dan created four amazing recipes for the home cook—the Strawberry Ripple is my personal favorite.

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Our new Facebook Live series is celebrating summer with a great mix of recipes, tips, and gadgets—both need-to-have and nice-to-have—for making your favorite iced drinks (Part 1: Quick, Simple, Full-Flavored Iced Tea and Strawberry-Lime Lemonade; Part 2: The Best Fresh Margaritas). Follow us to get alerts about these fun and interactive weekly broadcasts starring Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster (co-hosts of our television show starting January 2017).


One last piece of news: Our new online shop features cooking kits that match an America’s Test Kitchen book with relevant, top-rated products from our exhaustive equipment testings. Want in on the cast-iron craze? Pick up our best-selling book, Cook It in Cast Iron along with our top equipment picks. Other kit themes include essential knives, pizza, pasta, carving, and ingredient prep.

It’s been a busy few months at America’s Test Kitchen, and I hope you will check out these new projects. We think you will like what you find. If you have questions or feedback, please let us know.


Jack Bishop

Chief Creative Officer


Jack is the tasting lab expert on our television shows and was part of the original team that started America’s Test Kitchen, beginning with the launch of Cook’s Illustrated in 1993. He leads the creative teams that produce our TV shows, magazines, books, websites, and our online cooking school.