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And Pie Week continues with a #cooksillustrated Pie tasting. Today, we examine the using a “crust dust” for our Notes From Readers section of the magazine, and how this addition alters the texture of the bottom layer. To get the original recipe: bit.ly/1kOzErM (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/SUMoWV)

And Pie Week continues with a #cooksillustrated Pie tasting. Today, we examine the using a “crust dust” for our Notes From Readers section of the magazine, and how this addition alters the texture of the bottom layer. To get the original recipe: bit.ly/1kOzErM (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/SUMoWV)

Noe who wouldn’t want a slice of this? @treatssf teases us with slices of our #cooksillustrated Ultimate Banana Bread on her blog today. (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1vROu8V)

Noe who wouldn’t want a slice of this? @treatssf teases us with slices of our #cooksillustrated Ultimate Banana Bread on her blog today. (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1vROu8V)

And what perfect timing, @treatssf  reviews our Ultimate Banana Bread on her blog today. Be sure to check it out and tag your photos with #atkgrams along the way. (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1lzdik1)

And what perfect timing, @treatssf reviews our Ultimate Banana Bread on her blog today. Be sure to check it out and tag your photos with #atkgrams along the way. (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1lzdik1)

Our #cooksillustrated Ultimate Banana Bread made its rare appearance in the Test Kitchen today during a video-shoot for our online cooking school. To get the recipe, click the link in our profile. If you’ve already made it, tag your photos with #atkgrams! (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1lUxfkj)

Our #cooksillustrated Ultimate Banana Bread made its rare appearance in the Test Kitchen today during a video-shoot for our online cooking school. To get the recipe, click the link in our profile. If you’ve already made it, tag your photos with #atkgrams! (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1lUxfkj)

Chris (@CPKimball) is on the road and visiting Delaware this evening with our Senior Editor, Dan Souza (@testcook), to talk all thing Test Kitchen, TV, and science-related. If you’re attending the event, be sure to use #ATKLive to share your photos! (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1vM01GK)

Chris (@CPKimball) is on the road and visiting Delaware this evening with our Senior Editor, Dan Souza (@testcook), to talk all thing Test Kitchen, TV, and science-related. If you’re attending the event, be sure to use #ATKLive to share your photos! (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1vM01GK)

Cookies galore today in the Test Kitchen. Which one will win our Cook’s Country Award? You’ll have to wait until December to find out… (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1vIXM78)

Cookies galore today in the Test Kitchen. Which one will win our Cook’s Country Award? You’ll have to wait until December to find out… (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1vIXM78)

Christmas in June? It’s our annual Cook’s Country Holiday Cookie Contest! Which means we’re digging into 12 different cookie recipes submitted by our readers. Such a happy day. (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1nbUoet)

Christmas in June? It’s our annual Cook’s Country Holiday Cookie Contest! Which means we’re digging into 12 different cookie recipes submitted by our readers. Such a happy day. (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1nbUoet)

Blueberry, strawberry, rhubarb, hand-pies, double-crust pies… We think this week should be called #atkgrams Pie Week. And our Classic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from @mkgburch looks mighty tasty. Recipe link in our profile. (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1oBwnUF)

Blueberry, strawberry, rhubarb, hand-pies, double-crust pies… We think this week should be called #atkgrams Pie Week. And our Classic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from @mkgburch looks mighty tasty. Recipe link in our profile. (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1oBwnUF)

Do You Know the Right Way to Use a Whisk? [VIDEO]

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Everyone knows the correct way to use a whisk, right? Wrong.

We’ve noticed that different cooks seem to favor different motions when using a whisk. Some prefer side-to-side strokes, others use circular stirring, and others like the looping action of beating that takes the whisk up and out of the bowl. That got us wondering: Is any one of these motions more effective than the others?

The results may surprise you. Watch below to discover what we learned.

This science experiment hails from the newest issue (July/August 2014) of Cook’s Illustrated (learn more about print and iPad editions).

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Banana Pudding is a classic dessert for good reasons. With fruity, creamy pudding layered between crisp wafer cookies — what’s not to love? Photo:  @someemptyfriend. Recipe link in profile. (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1qWOkdA)

Banana Pudding is a classic dessert for good reasons. With fruity, creamy pudding layered between crisp wafer cookies — what’s not to love? Photo: @someemptyfriend. Recipe link in profile. (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1qWOkdA)

How sweet! Our project manager, @brittdresser, rocks a homemade bow tie from @treatssf. Although, this cookie was quickly consumed after this photo was taken. (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1qWOim6)

How sweet! Our project manager, @brittdresser, rocks a homemade bow tie from @treatssf. Although, this cookie was quickly consumed after this photo was taken. (A live Instagram snapshot from the Test Kitchen. http://ift.tt/1qWOim6)