A roadmap to help home cooks round out and enhance any meal, for any occasion with 1001 recipes for every type of side dish imaginable.
Every cook struggles over making side dishes, from choosing what goes best with the main course to getting stuck in a rut making the same tired green beans and rice. But this destined-to-be-dog-ear'd compendium of side dishes changes all that; more thorough than any other cookbook, our first complete compilation of side dishes offers 1,001 perfect recipes for tonight and every night, whether you only have a few minutes or need your next dinner-party go-to.
Chapters are organized by type of side dish to help you find just what you're looking for. For weeknight inspiration, Basics You Can Count On offers quick-and-easy recipes like Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts you can make in just 10 minutes. Having company? Choose elegant sides from Dinner Party Winners, like a stunning Pommes Anna or Pearl Couscous with Caramelized Fennel and Spinach. Tasked with bringing a side to a potluck? Potluck Favorites offers recipes that everyone will ask for, like Chopped Caprese Salad. Reimagining your holiday table? The Holiday chapter mixes reliable standbys like Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Classic Bread Stuffing, with fresh, seasonal dishes, like Farro Salad with Butternut Squash and Radicchio and Garlic-Scented Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk and Cilantro. A Bread Basket chapter is included as are creative sauces and toppings for taking things up a notch.
About the Author
America’s Test Kitchen is well-known for its top-rated television shows with more than 4 million weekly public television viewers, bestselling cookbooks, magazines, websites, and cooking school. The highly reputable and recognizable brands of America’s Test Kitchen, Cook’s Illustrated, and Cook’s Country are the work of over 60 passionate chefs based in Boston, Massachusetts, who put ingredients, cookware, equipment, and recipes through objective, rigorous testing to identify the very best. Discover, learn, and expand your cooking repertoire with Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, Jack Bishop, Dan Souza, Lisa McManus, Tucker Shaw, Bryan Roof, and our fabulous team of test cooks!
"The America’s Test Kitchen team elevates the humble side dish to center stage in this excellent collection of 1,001 recipes...Benefiting from the clarity that comes from experience and experiments, ATK shows off its many sides in this comprehensive volume." --Publisher's Weekly
"You will find over a thousand in the latest installment to the America’s Test Kitchen book series. From “potatoes every way,” to veggies, grains, salads and even bread, this cookbook has something for everyone’s taste (and skill level)." --BookTrib
"This hefty book should become a go-to reference for home cooks; it’s a winning combination of mind-boggling variety paired with trustworthiness." -- San Diego Union Tribune
"The mission of this book by America’s Test Kitchen is to aid cooks in navigating side dish possibilities, and they succeed by providing a variety of vegetables, salads, breads, and more...VERDICT Don’t know what to make for your next potluck or dinner party? This book offers a wealth of ideas and is a natural fit for public libraries with expansive cooking collections." -- Library Journal