About Cook’s Country


Cook’s Country is dedicated to discovering stories behind some of the best regional foods in the country, and all the recipes we publish are tested and perfected by America’s most famous test kitchen. Whether you want to re-create your own hometown favorite or discover some new ones, Cook’s Country celebrates American home cooking at its finest.

Each bi-monthly issue is chock full of hometown recipes, American food history, recipe cards, quick tips, a step-by-step cooking class, and much more. Get to know Cook’s Country magazine.

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Our public television show Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen features the best regional home cooking in the country and relies on the same practical, no-nonsense food approach that has made Cook’s Country magazine so successful. Filmed in a renovated 1806 farmhouse, Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen is where family-friendly recipes are scientifically reimagined for the modern home cook. Watch videos or see when it’s airing in your area.

Editorial Bios

bryan-ccy-roadtripBryan Roof is the executive food editor for Cook’s Country and is an on-screen test cook for America’s Test Kitchen. He began working as a test cook for Cook’s Illustrated in 2006 and has worked on various magazine, book, and website projects. He holds an A.A.S. degree from Johnson and Wales University and a B.S. in food and nutrition from Framingham State University, and is a registered dietitian. Bryan’s culinary career took him into the kitchens of some of the East Coast’s best restaurants before landing in Boston in 2001. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, with his wife, Cristina, and budding foodies Nolan, Layla, and Tanner.


See stories and photos from his most recent Cook’s Country food research road trips.

JuliaCollinDavisonJulia Collin Davison is the executive food editor for the book division of America’s Test Kitchen and is an on-screen test cook for America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen. She began working as a test cook for Cook’s Illustrated in 1999 and is responsible for the food and recipe development for all America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks. She holds an A.O.S. degree from the Culinary Institute of America and a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from SUNY Albany. Before coming to America’s Test Kitchen, she worked in Albany, the Berkshires, San Francisco, and the Napa Valley at several restaurants, catering companies, schools, and wineries. Julia resides in Natick, Massachusetts, where she enjoys cooking with her husband, Ian, and daughter Marta.

BridgetHeadshotCCY-S05_20110928_338571Bridget Lancaster is the executive food editor for new media, television, and radio. She joined the Cook’s team in 1998 and is an original cast member of both America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen television shows, as well as a cohost for America’s Test Kitchen Radio. Bridget currently serves as the lead instructor for the America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School and helps develop and produce courses for the school. Her earlier career led her to cook in restaurant kitchens in the South and Northeast, concentrating on pastry. Currently, she resides outside of Boston with her husband and children and enjoys gardening as much as the short growing season will allow.