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Cooks Illustrated versus the madding crowd

Cooks Illustrated editor Chris Kimball believes that recipes developed by professionals in a test kitchen will always beat recipes developed collaboratively by enthusiasts and has issued a challenge to prove it. The folks at food52 have accepted the challenge. This should be fun. I can’t wait until they make the movie version.


  1. At the risk of coming off like the Comic Book Guy or Karl Van Hoet, it’s actually “the madding crowd”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_from_the_Madding_Crowd

    Anyway, looks like an intriguing idea.

  2. Corrected. And you know what’s funny, I read the Wikipedia article when I was coming up with the title and totally missed that.

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