The First Rule Of Fight Club


BAH Note:  This post was already written and queued up before my breakup with Chris Kimball.  I considered deleting it but the mental image of Chris Kimball turning into Tyler Durden amuses me.  I refuse to let him rain on my parade.

It’s no secret that I am was a home cook recipe tester for Cook’s Illustrated.  There are many of us out there testing and tasting  the dishes that will eventually show up in some form in the pages of Cook’s Illustrated.  But you’d never know it because we all agree to an honor code that we will not write, blog, or publish recipes in testing.  There’s good reason for that.  These recipes go though multiple rounds of development before they get published.  So who is to say that what I tested is what goes to print?  Besides, I wouldn’t didn’t want to get kicked out of the club for breaking the rules.  Remember the first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club.  I wouldn’t didn’t want Chris Kimball to go all Tyler Durden on me, so until now I’ve kept my mouth shut about Pan Seared Scallops. Continue reading “The First Rule Of Fight Club”