For more than eighty years, BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS NEW COOK BOOK has been the go-to resource for recipes, culinary instruction, inspiration, and how-tos. This book revolutionized home cooking when it was first published in 1930. With millions of copies sold, there are few homes that don’t have a well-used edition, and for good reason. This is America’s # 1-selling cookbook that has transformed and modernized the way Americans cook at home. The vision was to “change as America changes,” and that is still the case today. The newest edition improves on this classic, making the 16th edition even better, more current, and an essential book for every home.
We had a chance to talk to Executive Food Editor of Better Homes and Gardens, Jan Miller who filled viewers around the country in on the new 16th edition which is completely revised and updated. More than 1,200 recipes, broken down into 24 chapters, have been revamped and include new cooking trends such as how to make pasta from scratch, expanded canning and pickling how-tos, and classic cocktails. One thousand color photos plus ID shots of produce, fruits, meat cuts, cheese varieties, and more make this cookbook not only a recipe resource but also a shopping guide.
The NEW COOK BOOK 16th Edition also includes foundational tips and information to help home cooks learn and grow. The “Secrets to Success” feature in each chapter demonstrates key details for making each recipe right the first time, such as techniques for making artisanal bread, roasting chicken, and perfecting fudge. Also new is the “8 Ways With …” feature that enables cooks to customize recipes with simple changes and additions. Foods that are seen as a blank canvas—fish fillets, chicken breasts, and Greek yogurt—are enhanced with flavor boosts and new ideas. Icons throughout the book show recipes that are Fast, Best Loved, and Low-Cal, helping readers sort through the recipes and chapters more easily. Cooking basics, charts on measurements, equipment, techniques, and cooking methods are provided, making this more than a recipe book: this is the ultimate cooking resource.