Every year, the test cooks at America's Test Kitchen develop hundreds of new recipes for our books, magazines, and highly rated public television show. And every year we collect our favorite recipes (no easy task!) and showcase them in this annual "best of the best" cookbook. Essentially a yearbook of our best recipes and most interesting discoveries, "The Best of America's Test Kitchen 2008" provides a revealing, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in our test kitchen. Every recipe, from appetizers to desserts, features a write-up explaining why we selected it as a best recipe; we also include make-ahead instructions, tips on where things might go wrong, and step-by-step instructions.