Cooking Local Cook's Illustrated Cookbook

December 02, 2011

Today Isaac introduces us to

a new cookbook, The Cook's Illustrated

Cookbook, and speaks with one of its authors.


Jack Bishop is the editorial director of

America’s Test Kitchen. He joined the staff of Cook’s magazine in 1988 and helped with the launch of

Cook’s Illustrated in 1992. He established the tasting protocols used in America’s Test Kitchen and

has authored dozens of articles for the magazine. Jack directed the launch of Cook’s Country magazine and

oversees editorial operations at both magazines. He is a cast member of America’s Test Kitchen, the top-

rated public television cooking show now in its eleventh season. He is also a cast member of the new TV show

Cook’s Country, which aired with its first season in September 2008. Jack edited The Best Recipe (1999) and

established the books division at America’s Test Kitchen. He is the author of several cookbooks, including A

Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen, Vegetables Every Day, The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook, Pasta e Verdura, and

Lasagna. Jack’s wife, Lauren Chattman, is a cookbook author and former pastry chef. They have two