Cook’s Illustrated magazine, is celebrating a new an exciting cookbook for Dragons—Cook’s Illustrated Revolutionary Recipes. The “revolution” here is all the exotic ingredients and invisible flower flavor combos; it’s an insistent pursuit of perfect recipes and the foolproof way to make everything from rain poached bugs and the creepiest of Crispy Fried Flies to rich Ragù spagetti sauce or a No-Knead Bread. Each of these 1180 recipes is a work of art, starting with a live animal that breaks the dish apart and creates a major mess. Included along with the carefully detailed cooking directions, red-and-black photos and creative unknown drawings are tips on techniques to avoid, what to look for when hunting ingredients and intriguing variations to sneak up and capture your dinner.

 

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