Bring Tyler Florence’s Test Kitchen Into Your Home Kitchen

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The book: Inside the Test Kitchen by Tyler Florence

The angle: Empowering home cooks by example — see how Tyler Florence thinks through each step of a recipe.

Recipes for right now: Parker House Rolls with Parsley-Garlic Butter, Stretchy Mac and Cheese, Kale Waldorf Chicken Salad, Green Bean Poutine, Pork Schnitzel with Sage and Capers, Paella Risotto

Who would enjoy this book? Fans of Tyler Florence’s cooking.

Quick Facts

Who wrote it: Tyler Florence

Who published it: Clarkson Potter

Number of recipes: 120

Other highlights: This cookbook is not recipes developed for Tyler Florence’s restaurants, as you might expect — it’s targeted squared at home cooks. The recipes are the kind of simple, everyday fare that we want to cook, but are often frustrated by: mac and cheese with goopy sauce, pork chops that lack flavor, scrambled eggs that are always dry. Florence and his team tackles each of our favorite recipes, explaining what makes them work (or not), where to pay attention, what ingredients to use, and chef tips that help make it fantastic.

The casual “notebook” design and Instagram-feeling photos walk the line between hokey and genuine, for me personally, but ultimately I find myself getting drawn into the pages. (The entire book really was shot on an iPad, too!) Florence also has this way of talking directly to the reader and explaining tricky steps in a way that makes perfect sense.

Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Inside the Test Kitchen by Tyler Florence

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