People toss around the term “life changing” for the silliest things these days, like….. “OMG that smoothie changed my life!”, but in this case, with this muffin, the phrase really does seem to apply. Now, I’m not saying that this muffin will change your life, I mean it’s really good, but in the end it is just a muffin. What I am saying is that this muffin helped to change my life. That’s because this little lovely is partly responsible for my landing my job at Cook’s Illustrated and America’s Test Kitchen. It’s the muffin I developed and presented to my boss and the editors of CI as part of my application for a job at the kitchen. Crafting the recipe for this banana nut muffin was the last step in a multi-month long process required to join the ATK team.
Curious about what else it took to land a job there? If so, read on.