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Cook's Illustrated Magazine

By Boston Common Press LP

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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


•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, or featured on our public television show, America’s Test Kitchen.

What's New in Version 1.4

Bug fixes for iOS 8

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Customer Reviews

Loyal print subscribers, meet the double dip

The iPad edition costs extra for everyone, even print subscribers. Not quite worth it.

I get that Cook's is ad-free; getting revenue out of existing customers seems to make business sense. I wonder, however, whether making the iPad edition part of the print sub might expand the print subscriber base. At the very least, they could offer an iPad adjunct for a modest surcharge (less than $10) over a print-only or print-web subscription.

The Cook's Illustrated braintrust has created a bevy of worthwhile editorial ventures, and the iPad edition of the magazine does have value-added features. Those features do not warrant essentially doubling the subscription price.

Still The Best

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.

Subscription based

Cook's Illustrated does not rely on advertising dollars from products to support their magazine. Therefore their opinions are largely unbiased and product reviews honest. So, if you want to learn how to cook good food for free, you will have to go else where. With that being said, I have been a subscriber to this magazine for four years now and can honestly say their recipes have always great and you will learn many tricks and tips to making excellent food.

Cook's Illustrated Magazine
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  • Category: Food & Drink
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  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 11.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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