HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >

Cook's Illustrated Cookbook

valerie Nov 5, 2006 05:33 PM

I'm considering getting Cook's Illustrated "The Best 30 Minute Recipe Cookbook" for my sister. Has anybody tried any of the recipes?

I'm looking for something in the "quick & easy" (but of course delicious) category, so if not this book, is there another good one out there?


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. a
    artemis RE: valerie Nov 5, 2006 05:39 PM

    though i have no experience yet from best 30 min recipe,i've gotten my mom both the best recipe and the best baking books from cook's illustrated. they are definetely both winners. maybe i'll get my mom the best 30 for xmas, thanks for the idea!

    1. Rubee RE: valerie Nov 5, 2006 06:05 PM

      Here's a recent thread on the same question. I haven't made anything from it, but flipping through it, there are a lot of delicious-sounding recipes.


      1 Reply
      1. re: Rubee
        valerie RE: Rubee Nov 5, 2006 06:10 PM

        Thanks so much for the link! I did a search, but didn't come across it. I am ordering it for my sister, but with a 2 year old and a 6 week old, it sounds like I have to order one for myself too!

      2. Betty RE: valerie Nov 5, 2006 10:37 PM

        I really like the 2 cooks illustrated cookbooks I have, but beware ordering from them directly, they may put you in a "book club" and it is very irritating to spend months trying to get out of it.

        1 Reply
        1. re: Betty
          Davwud RE: Betty Nov 6, 2006 12:53 AM

          My wife ordered "American Classics" for me and we didn't end up in a book club. We do subscribe to the magazine though. Perhaps that's why.


        2. UnConundrum RE: valerie Nov 6, 2006 12:33 AM

          I can't remember trying a Cook's Illustrated recipe I didn't like :) They do a great job, but I've not checked out the 30 minute recipes.

          1. f
            Fleur RE: valerie Nov 6, 2006 08:06 AM

            Oftentimes you can find great new unused copies of CI books on eBay. Prices are very low.

            Show Hidden Posts