At the tasting table, the Test Kitchen Professionals take turns introducing particular dishes before opening up for feedback from their colleagues’ well-trained palates. Is the combination of spices right? What about the texture? Is it Southern? Is the preparation process doable for a busy mom on a weeknight? Would my aunt or friend or mother make it?
Did you know? The staff tests about 3,000 recipes each year.
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Test Kitchen: Behind the Scenes
The Test Kitchen perfects each of our thousands of recipes to be delicious and doable. Here, we share what it takes to become a Southern Living recipe.