The Serious Eats Test Kitchen

Two people working at prep stations at the Serious Eats Test Kitchen in Birmingham, Alabama.

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The Serious Eats Test Kitchen is staffed by a group of experienced culinary professionals who rigorously test and develop recipes. Every recipe published by Serious Eats goes through a comprehensive cross-testing process, and our Test Kitchen staff ensure measurements and times are accurate; that instructions are logical and easy to follow; that, as appropriate, there are helpful auditory, tactile, visual, and olfactory cues; that recipes call for the correct equipment; and that our recipes produce the desired, optimal results, every time.

In addition to our Test Kitchen, Serious Eats employs a number of freelance cross-testers who also put our recipes through a rigorous testing process. Those professionals come from a wide variety of culinary backgrounds, including those who are cooks and chefs, bakers, food writers and editors, recipe developers, and professional photographers.

About Serious Eats

Serious Eats, a Dotdash brand, is an award-winning food and drink website visited by over 7 million hungry readers every month. Our audience comes to us for rigorously tested recipes, science-driven cooking techniques, robust equipment reviews, and stories that offer cultural and historical context to the foods we love to eat.

Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy,, and TreeHugger.

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