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Cook's Illustrated Web Subscription vs. America's Test Kitchen Web Subscription (or Cook's Country)?

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madeliner Mar 10, 2012 06:51 PM

I was thinking of signing up for one of these instead of getting any magazines or books.

They are all separate from each other yes?

Any advice would be nice, leaning towards the test kitchen one

- thanks!

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    ThoughtForFood RE: madeliner Mar 10, 2012 10:12 PM

    Go with cooks illustrated. It has all content from ATK and all content from every magazine they ever published. A lot of content.
    Cooks country is nice if you are into the more country style, simpler recipes.

    Here is a link to a 50% off deal on the CI subscription

    https://www.cooksillustrated.com/cds_...

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      madeliner RE: ThoughtForFood Mar 11, 2012 02:33 PM

      Thanks so much! and thanks for the link :)

      (I thought I posted this already ...)

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        thymetocook RE: ThoughtForFood Mar 14, 2012 05:11 AM

        With all due respect ThoughtForFood, I am not sure that this is correct. I believe they have separate ".com" memberships for each one: ATK (what you see on TV), Cooks Illustrated (the magazine), and Cook's Country. Do not think one subscription gives you what you want!

        Perhaps there is a separate ".com" subscription for both the magazine and what is seen on TV for Cooks Country also.
        Read their ads carefully. They can be very misleading! No price break for ordering more than one ".com" membership!

        The titles of their cookbooks can be misleading also, so check them out at a library or bookstore before purchase. But I digress!

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          ThoughtForFood RE: thymetocook Mar 21, 2012 08:38 AM

          Ok, maybe the "ALL of ATK content" was a bit of an overstatement. But CI has much of what there is on ATK. Cooks Country has even started publishing some recipes which were featured years earlier on Cooks Illustrated (which annoys the hell out of me). At the end of the day the CI website is by far the most value for the dollar.

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