The Cook’s Illustrated Magazine app is your go-to source for foolproof recipes, kitchen tips, and reviews of the best kitchen equipment and supermarket ingredients. Download our free app and select the issue you’d like to buy, or subscribe to receive each new issue as it is released and save 52% off the single issue price.
Each issue of Cook’s Illustrated magazine on this app features everything found in the print issue – every recipe, every kitchen quick tip, every equipment review, and every ingredient taste test, all without a single page of advertising so you get unbiased information on every page. In addition, each app issue includes additional app-only features to help guarantee foolproof results in the kitchen, including:
•Recipe videos for EVERY article which walks you through each recipe’s critical steps
•“Cooking Mode” Slide Shows – large step-by-step color photos showing you the critical aspects of each recipe, designed to be easy to read and understand when you’re cooking in the kitchen
•Expanded review charts for all equipment reviews and ingredient taste tests
•Plus much more
FEATURED IN EVERY ISSUE
•Foolproof recipes for everything from appetizers and side dishes to entrees and desserts
•Step-by-step illustrations that demonstrate the right way to prepare a recipe
•Quick Tips for everything from no-mess tomato chopping to sting-free seeding of hot peppers
•Unbiased reviews of cookware, gadgets, and supermarket ingredients
•Not a single page of advertising!
Cook’s Illustrated Magazine subscriptions available:
-1-month subscription available for $1.99 (includes a 7-day Free Trial), automatically renewed until canceled
-1-year subscription available for $19.99 (includes a 30-day Free Trial), automatically renewed until canceled
-A single issue for $6.99 (non-subscription)
All subscriptions start at the end of the applicable free trial period. Payment for your purchase will be charged to your iTunes account after your free trial period. Your subscription will auto-renew unless you turn off auto-renewal from your iTunes account at least 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period. No cancellation of the current issue is allowed during an active subscription period. Free trials are only available upon an initial subscription.
About Cook’s Illustrated
Cook’s Illustrated, launched in 1993, is located just outside Boston where a team of more than three dozen test cooks, editors, and cookware specialists work in a 2,500-square-foot test kitchen. Our mission is to test recipes over and over again until we understand how and why they work and until we arrive at the “best” version of a particular recipe. The result, we hope, is the best version of a particular recipe, but we realize that only you can be the final judge of our success (or failure). As we like to say in the test kitchen, “We make the mistakes so you don’t have to.”
Along with developing recipes, our test kitchen team exhaustively tests kitchen equipment and does blind tastings of supermarket ingredients to tell home cooks which brands to buy…and which to avoid. More than one million Cook’s Illustrated readers rely on Cook’s Illustrated reviews to make smarter decisions about which cooking products and ingredient brands to buy.
Cook’s Illustrated recipes, testings, and tastings can be found in Cook’s Illustrated magazine and cookbooks, online at CooksIllustrated.com, or featured on our public television show, America’s Test Kitchen.
* App updated (64-bit) to work with future versions of iOS.
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Ratings and Reviews
I subscribed to CI magazine for years, even putting up with the relentless marketing by Chris Kimball and company, and the weak writing, because the magazine is always filled with great food, great reviews, and great tips-n-tricks. This app gives you all that, and more; love the color fade-in, the navigation is a breeze, and all the benefits of the print version are there. It’s pretty much a total win, so why just 4 stars?
There is one thing it won’t do, and it drives me crazy. The ipad sits in its cover, or keyboard, or what-have-you, in landscape position. If it’s plugged in, it pretty much *has* to be horizontal, not vertical. Sadly, the CI app does not rotate to fit. It stubbornly remains a portrait-mode-only app, which reduces it’s usefulness a full 20% to me. Part of the reason, it seems, is that you can’t scroll endlessly; scrolling is full-page only, which is in itself a pain, but I’m guessing is required for the navigation to function as seamlessly as it does; but perhaps they could implement the same thing as a half-page scroll when in landscape mode? If they fixed this, it’d be 5 stars without hesitation.
Anyway, that’s the only issue I have with the digital issues. Everything else is great, and I’d recommend this app to anybody who enjoys the print version.
This is what I have been waiting for.
I recently wrote a negative review because they had not updated their app to 64bit for it to work in iOS11. Since I wrote that review, they have come out with an 64 bit version and I updated my older version. I am using an iPad Pro 2. I was able to successfully open the new version, downloaded the newest Sep/Oct issue and began reading it. However, when I tried to watch the videos embedded in the first two recipes, they would not play. The rest of the videos seem to be working. Had the first two worked, I would have rated this with five stars. With the videos and other interactive features, the digital version is much more satisfying that the printed version. Plus, I don't have to find a place to store the back issues.
Still The Best* (Updated)
The print edition has always been a favorite, but the app brings the magazine to vibrant life, with all the great articles, recipes, lovely layout and artwork but with the addition of video displaying each step.
If you're a fan of the print edition, do yourself a favor and buy this. If you're unfamiliar, then prepare to enjoy a new favorite.
I've been using this for three years now, and have been extremely happy, and have not had any of the problems described by some.*
*After some concern regarding plans to phase out the app, I am very pleased that the decision has been made to update to support 32 bit. I really prefer to view the digital version through the app, given the great work done with it, and am thankful the decision was made to continue in this format.
- America's Test Kitchen LP
- 22.6 MB
- Food & Drink
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2018 America's Test Kitchen
- In-App Purchases
- Cook's Illustrated Magazine $1.99
- Cook's Illustrated Magazine $19.99
- Cook’s Illustrated May & June 2012 $6.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.