Back in May, Rob at Books are Like Candy Corn, wrote about a birthday cake he baked for his partner. I was intrigued. The recipe had come from something called 'Cook's Illustrated'. After learning from him that this is a magazine devoted to cooking, I decided to give it a try.
Unfortunately, on the whole, it is a small thing that derailed this magazine for me. It mixes all the different types of dishes together. In one issue you get meat, veggies, baking, all thrown together. Chances are I won't go back to search out a meat recipe buried in one magazine. I'd rather go to a cookbook that has two dozen to chose from. I was all set not to re-new this magazine when I learned that they have special edition magazine.
Now that I have found these special edition magazines, I'll be looking for them throughout the year when ever they become available. Who knows, I might even venture and purchase a main dish type one.
Please note that I haven't cooked anything from these magazines yet. Next week I do plan to bake the "Red Velvet" cake shown on the cover of the "Holiday Baking" edition for my niece for her birthday.
Thanks to Rob for the tip off to Cook's Illustrated.
Margot at Joyfully Retired has also posted a review of Cook's Illustrated.
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