"Will satisfy the armchair traveler, the adventurous foodie, and the neophyte chef who wants to expand horizons."
-The Kansas City Star
"Now you can travel the world via your table... from the test kitchen that leaves no pan unturned."
-NY Daily News
Our landmark classic, The Best Recipe, developed the BEST versions of family favorites like macaroni and cheese, pot roast, blueberry muffins and more. And now with the publication of The Best International Recipe, America's Test Kitchen has put its culinary passport to good use to bring you more than 300 recipes for international favorites - now foolproofed by our test cooks.
As only the editors of Cook's Illustrated can do, we tested and retested recipes like Osso Bucco, Risotto Milanese, Indian curries, Asian Noodles, and Enchiladas until they were guaranteed to work in your kitchen. Save time and money with our cookware ratings - and don't run out to buy expensive pans when you already have everything you need in your kitchen right now. 'Pantry Spotlights' will help you find the best ingredients to use, and appropriate substitutions for hard-to-find items.
Whether you want to make spicy pork tacos to rival those available from the street vendors of Mexico, or learn how to make a moist, juicy roast chicken worthy of any French bistro, The Best International Recipe is your essential guide to the Best cooking from around the world.
Some international cookbooks are difficult to navigate, but The Best International Recipe is organized sensiby - by region or country, so each recipe is put into context with the ingredients, equipment, and techniques essential to that cuisine. Recipes containing hard-to-find ingredients and unfamiliar techniques have long been roadblocks for the home cook, but the test kitchen has put each recipe through its paces to ensure that it is sound and accessible. We've also cruised supermarket aisles in search of reasonable substitutions for those times when you can't make it to a specialty market, or if you simply live in an area with limited shopping options. (For example, you can approximate the flavor of tamarind, a key ingredient in pad thai, with lime juice, water, and brown sugar.)
Equipment can often be a factor, too, with international cuisines traditionally employing tortilla presses, woks, tagines, and more. Save your money - in most cases you can improvise with a common piece of equipment you probably already own. Simply put, The Best International Recipe is your trustworthy guide to the world's very best recipes - dishes you'll really want to know how to make again and again.
The Best International Recipe
600 pages, hardcover
16 pages of full color photos
More than 200 illustrations
Item number CH39
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