America’s Test Kitchen

presents

The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2013

and

The Science of Good Cooking

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This event includes a book signing

Date

Dec
11
Tuesday
December 11, 2012
6:00 PM

Location

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

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Harvard Book Store is delighted to welcome back AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN for a presentation of their latest offerings, The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2013 and The Science of Good Cooking.

Since its debut in 1999, America's Test Kitchen has been public television's most-watched cooking show. The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2013 captures ten seasons of the show in a lively collection featuring more than 500 foolproof recipes and dozens of tips and techniques. You'll learn the secret to rich-tasting Weeknight Bolognese and Cheesey Garlic Bread in Bringing Home Italian Favorites. Prepare a platter of the best-tasting nachos you've ever had in Tex-Mex tonight. And discover a new way to cook the Thanksgiving turkey in Talking Turkey and All the Trimmingschoose among nine different recipes for the holiday birdfrom Classic Roast Stuffed Turkey and Crisp-Skinned Butterflied Turkey to Herbed Roast Turkey, Grill-Roasted Turkey, and more. 

In The Science of Good Cooking, America's Test Kitchen distills the past two decades of their test kitchen work into 50 basic cooking concepts, ones that every home cook should know. These concepts sound suspiciously simple: Gentle Heat Retains Moisture. Salty Marinades Work Best. Starch Helps Cheese Melt Nicely. Sugar Changes Sweetness and Texture. It turns out that these ideas are not only easy to understand but also easy to master. And don't worry there is no molecular gastronomy, liquid nitrogen, or fancy equipment involved. As always, their mission is squarely focused on great home cooking. In addition to explaining how food science works (and why you should care), The Science of Good Cooking shows you the science. This book brings you into the test kitchen with 50 unique (and fun) experiments engineered to illustrate (and illuminate) the science at work. The experiments demonstrate why adding fat to your eggs will make the perfect tender omelet, why grinding your own meat will make the ultimate burger, and why you should have patience before carving your roast.

The Cast of America’s Test Kitchen
The Cast of America’s Test Kitchen

The Cast of America’s Test Kitchen

Americas Test Kitchen is the most widely viewed cooking program on public television, and is produced locally in Brookline, MA. It focuses on finding, testing, and presenting a wide variety of usable recipes, as well as offering kitchen tips and advice for consumers on cooking equipment and ingredients. Hosted by Chris Kimball (publisher and editor of Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country as well as host of PBS's Cook's Country), the cast includes Jack Bishop, Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, and Adam Reid.

Photo Credit: America’s Test Kitchen

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Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand Crimson Corner on the right side of the street and Curious George book shop on the left side of the street. Keeping the newsstand to your right, proceed along Brattle St. (you will pass the restaurant Tory Row). Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). The Brattle will be on the left-hand side of the street. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe, Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and Harvard Square Optical, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.

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