Cooks Illustrated is a must have for any aspiring or professional cook. It is short, to the point, and an extremely useful magazine. The concept is based on making good food, even better! Tweaking, testing and coming up with more innovative ways to do something- is useful to anyone. I particularly like the test section. In 1-2 pages they test various kitchen tools, for example, food processors, induction burners, or grill pans, educating it’s reader on what the best tool for the money is. Christopher Kimball is the mastermind behind this delightful publication, he’s been testing recipes and gadgets in America’s Test Kitchen, located in Brookline, MA for decades. I highly recommend you check this out!