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  • Do-it-yourself approach to 100+ recipes
  • Pantry necessities
  • Fruit preserves
  • Fermented preserves
  • Cheeses, butter, yogurt
  • Charcuterie
  • Snacks & sweets
  • Root beer, coffee, tea & other beverages
  • From the authors of Cook's Illustrated


Cook's Illustrated DIY Cookbook

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Isn't it satisfying to create something yourself? We think so! The editors at Cook's Illustrated, test cooks, and staff share their favorite from-scratch projects in this America's Test Kitchen DIY Cookbook. They walk you through every recipe, allowing you to easily create store-bought staples and gourmet favorites all from your own home.

Pantry staples: For the freshest, best results, make your own ketchup, hot sauce, and vanilla extract. For the adventurous, there's sriracha, harissa, and wine vinegar.

Jams and jellies: Preserve the seasons with orange marmalade, strawberry jam, and apple butter, while wine jelly and bacon jam are great year-round options.

Pickled favorites: Get your pickle fix with classics like bread-and-butters and sour dills, plus test kitchen favorites like dilly beans, giardiniera, and kimchi.


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The dairy best: Making fresh cheeses like ricotta and goat cheese, churning butter, preparing yogurt, and even making soy milk are simpler than you might think.

Charcuterie at home: From artisanal pancetta, prosciutto, pâtés, and terrines to everyday favorites like bacon, chorizo, and beef jerky, our recipes have the carnivore covered.

Snacks and sweets: Make store-bought favorites like rich buttery crackers, marshmallows, and graham crackers fresher and better. Or take the fancier route with lavash crackers, grissini, salted caramels, and chocolate-hazelnut spread.

Beverages: Stock your fridge with root beer, ginger beer, and cold-brew coffee. Stock your bar with sweet vermouth, cocktail bitters, and tonic water. Plus, our IPA beer recipe is ideal for first-time home brewers.

Over 100 recipes | 368 pages | Paperback | Color photographs throughout

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Brand Cook’s Illustrated
Width 7.4"
Depth 1"
Height 9"
Product Weight 2-1/4 lb.
Page Count 368
Cover Softcover
ISBN 9781936493081
Origin USA


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  • America's Test Kitchen. What more can I say?
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Detailed instructions for beginners to novices. Luscious pictures, wonderful book!
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  • Great Find!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    We've tested many of the recipes and are pleased with each one. Still looking forward to a couple, too! Easy to follow instructions and nicely illustrated.
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  • More useful than I had hoped for
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I bought this book to get some recipes for pantry supplies but it also has the most useful set of DIY cocktail ingredient recipes I’ve ever seen.
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