Cobblers, Crisps, and Crumbles

Simple? Yes. Bulletproof? Not always. Make fruit desserts that celebrate—not mask—the main ingredient.

Main-Course Salads

Elevate salads from a hasty side dish to their own well-deserved spotlight.

Savory Quick Breads

There’s lots of technique behind producing impressive versions of biscuits, cornbread, and soda bread.

How does it work?

Members have access to more than 100 online courses—take as many as you want, and at your own pace. Choose courses based on your interests and goals, making use of video, photography, illustrations, and quizzes for hands-on learning. Communicate one-on-one with our test cooks for guidance and feedback, and share successes and challenges with peers. Start a 14-DAY FREE TRIAL

How is it different?

The school is based on 20 years of test kitchen work creating foolproof recipes for Cook's Illustrated magazine and for our television shows. We teach the fundamental principles of cooking, as well as test kitchen-developed tips, techniques, and approaches that are unique in the culinary world. You'll learn much more than how to cook; you'll understand why recipes work—and why they don’t. Start a 14-DAY FREE TRIAL

Is it right for me?

Cooks at every level—from novice to advanced—can learn to cook better with our courses. Technique Lessons organized by difficulty help you master key concepts. In-Depth Courses are based on professional culinary school courses. Recipe Lessons put your knowledge and skills to work. Start a 14-DAY FREE TRIAL

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It’s flexible and affordable.

The amount of time you devote to each lesson is up to you. Quickly cook a recipe along with the instructor, or take your time and use all the lesson features to learn a subject in depth. Monthly memberships start at $19.95. You can also choose to upgrade and communicate with test cook instructors for more personalized instruction. Upgrade, downgrade, or cancel anytime. Start a 14-DAY FREE TRIAL

Student Testimonials

Every recipe was a real success! I learned so much and have become a better, more adventurous cook.

Maria ScironeWestlake Village, CA

America's Test Kitchen Cooking School fills the informational void that develops when you're self-taught. No matter what your skill level is, you'll discover new, better methods in every course. It's science mixed with art.

Paul JenkinsIdaho Falls, ID