3 Stars By Whitlock on 2017-05-03
Lack Luster Content
Nothing much new in this book. Having used a food processor for years, most of the recipes and tips were ho hum. Most recipes do not stand out as something that I want to try. Also, as one reviewer pointed out, many of the recipes are found in other America's Test Kitchen cookbooks. This would be a great introductory book to include with a food processor gift for a new bride. My food processor (the Cuisinart 14 cup) is a work horse in my kitchen; this book would be good for the kitchen where it is underused. Would be a good reference book if you are on the fence about which food processor to purchase. The book itself is very attractive, with beautiful pictures for all recipes. However, I found the small font and light print on the shiny white pages difficult to read when placed in a cookbook stand. Also, it does not stand open on its own. Missing an inclusive Table of Contents, this book is not very user friendly. This small cookbook (75 recipes) is not on par with my other America's Test Kitchen cookbooks, but that is, of course, reflected in the lower price. This cookbook would be a good food processor primer. I'll most likely pass it along to someone who is new in the kitchen.
4 Stars By Loretta H. Horrocks on 2017-06-07
Its a wonderful book, but i wish that they had mentioned ...
Its a wonderful book, but i wish that they had mentioned the fact that the recipes in it could only be used on the larger food processors that are available on the market, i have not used it yet because of that fact and i am wondering if i should just take a chance and give it a try on my Kitchenaid 9 cup processor, which is the right one for someone who lives alone.
5 Stars By GardenOlive on 1969-12-31
Have a food processor gathering dust?
Gathering dust from lack of use? Or just looking for some more ideas to use with your processor? This book will remedy both issues!
I consider myself a very experienced home cook, and my food processor is an invaluable tool in my kitchen. I jumped for joy when I got it! Even now, I still use it a couple times each week, grating huge blocks of cheese in an instant, mixing up pizza dough, making pesto and blending marinades. This book has me excited about my processor all over again, to try these new recipes! Mushroom Bolognese, Vegetable Pot Pie, and Scalloped Potatoes are all similar to things I've made before, so I'm also excited to try some old things in a different easier way.
As they often do, included in this are testing results of different machines.
Learning that I actually don't need the dough blade for dough that I've been considering
Different techniques and tricks for minimizing clean-up (plastic wrap over the bowl)
The tips throughout - some I already knew, some were "a-ha!" moments (processing water with a few drops of soap to clean the bowl? Why didn't I think of this)
The recipes! Having tried what seems like a gazillion Test Kitchen recipes and never once having a failure (knock on wood...)...I'm quite confident that my family will looooove the shrimp burgers and even the meatless Black Bean burgers. Bacon Jam? Yes please. Also Celery Root and Potato Roesti sounds divine.
It basically expounds on a lot of simple techniques, with some fresh approaches thrown in.
Some of the processor techniques will be review for any cook who's spent quality time with their processor. I don't really think that's a huge thing...most good cookbooks like to cover the basics like this. Also, if this is your first food processor, this basic info is great!
Another small issue I have is that I love a detailed Table of Contents - for a month down the road when I remember a recipe I suddenly want to make, and cannot quite remember where I saw it. It's separated into sections, and the section intro pages each have the recipe list there. A small issue...and one I bump into pretty often. Guess I need to change my expectations in cookbooks. That, or improve my memory...not likely!
I have the Cuisinart 14 that they used for all the recipes. It's their top rated machine.
5 Stars By Ispahan on 2017-06-26
Wonderful book...Lots of great recipes and useful tips!
Great book! I was just gifted a 14-cup Cuisinart food processor for my birthday. I love Cook's Illustrated/ATK, so I thought this would be a great resource to have on hand while learning how to use it. And I am happy to report that I was correct. This is a reasonably sized, lightweight volume that is jam-packed with operating tips and great recipes. I have already made three recipes in less than a week, and all of them have been superb. I can't wait to make more, since so many look appealing to me. A quick check revealed that very few of these recipes are available either online or in other Cook's Illustrated/ATK cookbooks. Totally worth the price!
5 Stars By Finding Answers on 2017-07-20
This is a must have if you are a newbie at food processing or shopping for the best processor at the most reasonable price.
Terrific book. It is very well written, easy to understand, comprehensive, and educational. It has inspired me to have lots of kitchen fun, and it has steered me away from many potential kitchen disasters.
5 Stars By Francee H. on 2017-09-14
this books is great for newbie
i am new to the world of food processor. this books is great for newbie. can't wait to buy one for winter so i can experiment with the recipes.
5 Stars By May N. on 2017-06-22
My New Favorite Cookbook
Gives very helpful info about food processors and a nice variety of recipes. I'm especially happy with the dessert recipes. I fear this book may be the cause of some significant weight gain. lol
4 Stars By Ellen Hudson on 2017-09-10
Good book - very pleased
I have learned so much about my food processor, even though I've owned various units since early 80's. While the recipes may be simplistic, I'm using my processor the correct way and it stay out on the counter instead of hiding in the cupboard. Very educational - thanks!
3 Stars By Tebbi on 2017-06-12
Little disappointed with this book
Little disappointed with this book. Didn't contain as much information about the accessories for a food processor as I had thought.
5 Stars By Marie Kendrat-Neubauer on 2017-11-05
EXTREMELY good value.
A good read with helpful info even after owing a food processor for over 30 years. Already knew most of the info but will be making a few tweaks in my recipes! EXTREMELY good value! Liked the machine comparison section and what recipes worked in what models.