America's Test Kitchen, a real test kitchen outside Boston whose goal is to develop delicious recipes, is known for perfecting many mouthwatering recipes found in The New Best Recipe, America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook and several other acclaimed cookbooks.
Chris Kimball, who hosts the corresponding cooking show, America's Test Kitchen, talks about the importance of paying attention to the instructions in recipes. "A lot of people think recipes are kind of vague instructions, you know, suggestions," Chris says. "What I say is, 'Look, we spend weeks and sometimes months on [recipes]. [So] please, the first time, follow the recipe.'"