As Editor in Chief of America's Test Kitchen Kids, Molly has lead the creation of cookbooks, pictures books, and board books to empower kids of all ages to learn how to cook (and have fun doing it).  "The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs" remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 16 weeks.

 The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs 

Want to bake the most-awesome-ever cupcakes? Or surprise your family with breakfast tacos on Sunday morning? Looking for a quick snack after school? Or maybe something special for a sleepover? It’s all here. Learn to cook like a pro—it’s easier than you think. For the first time ever, America’s Test Kitchen is bringing our scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to help KIDS in the kitchen!     

 

 

 

 

 

 



Being a new parent usually means an overload of information on how to keep your baby healthy and happy. But what information should we trust as parents? America's Test Kitchen, with their years of expertise and their tried-and-true testing methods, has opened their test kitchens for the first time ever to include the youngest of foodies: babies and toddlers! From purees to smoothies to family meals that everyone can enjoy, this cookbook includes the very best (kitchen-tested!) recipes to get you through the early years. Whether you're looking for ways to introduce your child to solid foods or engage kids in the kitchen, this is the essential cookbook young families need.

 

Molly has edited other science-based cookbooks for America's Test Kitchen, including the 2012 New York Times bestselling "The Science of Good Cooking" and "Cook's Science," which was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2016.

 
Master 50 simple concepts to ensure success in the kitchen. Organized around 50 core principles our test cooks use to develop foolproof recipes, The Science of Good Cooking is a radical new approach to teaching the fundamentals of the kitchen. Fifty unique experiments from the test kitchen bring the science to life, and more than 400 landmark Cook's Illustrated recipes (such as Old-Fashioned Burgers, Classic Mashed Potatoes, and Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies) illustrate each of the basic principles at work. These experiments range from simple to playful to innovative - showing you why you should fold (versus stir) batter for chewy brownies, why you whip egg whites with sugar, and why the simple addition of salt can make meat juicy. A lifetime of experience isn't the prerequisite for becoming a good cook; knowledge is. Think of this as an owner's manual for your kitchen.
 
 
 
 
Each chapter explains the science behind one of the 50 ingredients in a short, informative essay—topics ranging from pork shoulder to apples to quinoa to dark chocolate—before moving onto an original (and sometimes quirky) experiment performed in our test kitchen and designed to show how the science works. The book includes 50 dynamic, full-page color illustrations, giving in-depth looks at individual ingredients, "family trees" of ingredients, and cooking techniques like sous vide, dehydrating, and fermentation. The 400+ foolproof recipes included take the science into the kitchen.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sous Vide for Everybody is an approachable cookbook that demystifies sous vide cooking and demonstrates how it can make your life easier, while also giving you the tools to try exciting new dishes. Originally from the French for "under vacuum" because it often involves sealing food in plastic, sous vide allows you to cook food gently in an automatic water bath to the perfect temperature. That may sound intimidating, but the technique has trickled down from experimental fine-dining restaurant kitchens to the home kitchen precisely because it's an easy, convenient, and hands-off way to cook. Sous vide not only makes traditional cooking easier and more foolproof, it often can help to make food taste better, taking away all the guesswork and giving you back some free time. In this cookbook, you will find recipes that teach you how to cook sous vide, starting with basics like the perfect steak or soft-cooked egg. You will also find recipes that expand your knowledge and creativity in the kitchen using sous vide, from a holiday-worthy chuck roast that tastes like a prime rib at a fraction of the cost to eggs Benedict to fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt cups.
 
Molly's first book, a reported memoir, was published by Ecco in 2011, and shortlisted for an IACP in Literary Food Writing. 
 
 
 
Season to Taste is an aspiring chef’s moving account of finding her way—in the kitchen and beyond—after a tragic accident destroys her sense of smell. Molly Birnbaum’s remarkable story—written with the good cheer and great charm of popular food writers Laurie Colwin and Ruth Reichl—is destined to stand alongside Julie Powell’s Julie and Julia as a classic tale of a cooking life. Season to Taste is sad, funny, joyous, and inspiring.