Comfort Food Makeovers by Editors at America's Test Kitchen

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We ramped up the flavor of our lightened dishes by turning to some well-chosen powerhouse ingredients...Most light desserts are worth skipping. Not ours.


Putting the foods you love back on the table

We've revamped over 175 feel-good favorites (like creamy Macaroni and Cheese, Meat and Cheese Lasagna, and Fudgy Brownies) including 50 comfort-food restaurant favorites from the likes of The Cheesecake Factory (New York-Style Cheesecake), Olive Garden (Fettuccini Alfredo), Chili's (Nachos), and Au Bon Pain (Cinnamon Rolls) slashing thousands of calories and hundreds of grams of fat along the way. How did we do it? We put flavor first and used our test kitchen experience, smart ingredient substitutions (no fake fats or artificial sweeteners allowed), and innovative cooking techniques to make comfort food that you'll actually be comfortable eating. Comfort Food Makeovers isn't simply a collection of these tested and perfected recipes; it's an arsenal of fat and calorie-cutting strategies you can put to use. Use them to transform your own recipes into better tasting food that's better for you. We include a list of our key go-to ingredients that helped lighten or add flavor to the recipes in the book, as well as the essential equipment we found ourselves using again and again as we developed the recipes over time. Dramatic before and after counts for calories, grams of fat, and grams of saturated fat appear with each recipe, and full nutritional information for the recipes is provided at the back of the book.

About Editors at America's Test Kitchen

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America's Test Kitchen is a real place: a no-nonsense, fully equipped test kitchen located just outside Boston, MA, where a team of highly qualified test cooks and editors perform thousands of tests every year. The goal? To develop the best recipes and cooking techniques, recommend the best cookware and equipment, and rate brand-name pantry staples for home cooks. America's Test Kitchen is devoted to a collegial approach to cooking?teams of editors, writers, and cooks engage in side-by-side comparisons, blind taste tests, and rigorous equipment performance tests to determine which pans work and which ones don?t, which brand of ketchup tastes best, and so on. America's Test Kitchen accepts no advertising. We are a private company with no affiliations with large publishers, cookware manufacturers, or food purveyors, which means that our content is unbiased and objective.
Published March 1, 2013 by America's Test Kitchen. 336 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction
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We ramped up the flavor of our lightened dishes by turning to some well-chosen powerhouse ingredients...Most light desserts are worth skipping. Not ours.

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Pull-out-the-stops recipes for steak, fried chicken, chocolate cake, and more—plus healthier, leaner, but no less delicious versions of each decadent dish to eat any day of the week.

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