The Perfect Recipe: Getting It Right Every Time -- Making Our Favorite Dishes The Absolute Best They Can Be by Pam AndersonThe Perfect Recipe: Getting It Right Every Time -- Making Our Favorite Dishes The Absolute Best They Can Be by Pam Anderson

The Perfect Recipe: Getting It Right Every Time -- Making Our Favorite Dishes The Absolute Best They Can Be

byPam AndersonIllustratorJudith D. Love

Hardcover | April 25, 2001

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Which comes first when mashing potatoes-the butter or the milk? What grade and grind of meat make the best hamburgers? How do you roast a turkey so the breast meat is as moist and juicy as the legs? For the tenderest muffins, should you use buttermilk, yogurt or milk? At what temperature should you cook prime rib for the most succulent results? Is it possible to create a fudgy, cakey, chewy brownie all in one? Most of us don''t have time to figure out the answers to questions like these. We need somebody to do the work for us and get our favorite recipes just right. In this book, Pam Anderson, executive editor of the highly successful magazine Cook''s Illustrated, does just that. Painstakingly conducting test after test, Anderson arrives at not only the best recipe but frequently the most convenient and sensible one: -- A simple formula for a stir-fry that can be varied with different combinations of meat, vegetables and sauces. -- French bread so easy it can be baked every day. -- Chicken pot pie for weeknights, made with chicken breast rather than whole chicken. -- Macaroni and cheese as effortless as boxed, but three times as satisfying. -- Pizza dough that rises in just one hour or throughout the day. -- A cobbler that can be prepared with dozens of different fruits, making it 40 desserts in one. More than 150 recipes in all, with dozens of step-by-step illustrations of techniques, comparisons of products and useful tips.
PAM ANDERSON is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great and the best-selling Perfect Recipes for Having People Over and The Perfect Recipe, winner of an IACP Award. The monthly food columnist for USA Weekend, she is a contributing editor to Fine Cooking and Runner''s World....
Title:The Perfect Recipe: Getting It Right Every Time -- Making Our Favorite Dishes The Absolute Best The...Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:372 pages, 10.25 X 7.13 X 0.88 inShipping dimensions:372 pages, 10.25 X 7.13 X 0.88 inPublished:April 25, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0618132694

ISBN - 13:9780618132690

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Anderson, executive editor of Cook''s Illustrated, follows in the footsteps of Christopher Kimball, CI''s editor/publisher and author of The Cook''s Bible, and Shirley O. Corriher, author of 1997 James Beard Award-winning CookWise. All detail their efforts through trial and error to find the best way to prepare specific recipes and rightfully claim considerable authority. Anderson''s quest began as a personal mission to find the best way to cook "dishes I prepared frequently." Starting with 34 recipes for favorite American foods, from chicken soup and meat loaf to potato salad and strawberry shortcake, she recounts her attempts at perfection and then offers her tested variations of some 150 recipes. She is generous in paying credit to cooks from whom she learnedAe.g., Corriher, Edna Lewis, Betty FussellAand imparts valuable tips along with her own conclusions. Low-fat yogurt used as a moistener adds a nice tang to Meat Loaf. Brining brings out the best in Oven-Roasted Turkey with Giblet Pan Sauce. To achieve lush, large Muffins that rise right and overhang their cups, triple the recipe. For a non-weeping Lemon Meringue Pie, reheat the filling before piling on the beaten egg whites. While covering territory mapped by others, Anderson offers distinctive guidelines on her route to reliable, speedy kitchen success. Line drawings by Judy Love. BOMC Good Cook selection; author tour. Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.