Cook’s Illustrated has played a large role in my search for great recipes over the past five years. I have subscribed to the magazine for a long time; I have serveral of their cookbooks; and I have watched the PBS show a few times but I have to say that the best resource produced by the people behind Cook’s Illustrated is their online site. They have loaded the site with all of their magazine recipes; many of their cookbook recipes (possibly all); as well as the excellent equipment reviews. I’d now rather search here for a recipe than wade through the glut that google spits out.
The magazine still has some uses, though. For instance, I have turned six of the best back cover illustrations into kitchen wall decoration.