Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic are long time friends, consumer advocates, and novice home cooks. On each episode of the show, they evaluate all aspects of a cookbook currently available on Canadian bookstore shelves. Although they do some pretesting of the books for several weeks, their ultimate challenge is to prepare a meal in their home kitchen solely from recipes contained within the cookbook for an executive chef guest. Regardless of their cooking prowess or lack thereof, Anna and Kristina, with comments from their guest chef, provide their overall review of the cookbook. Those they recommend get the "A&K stamp of approval". In addition, they product test various types of a piece of kitchen cooking equipment and taste test different brands of a food product required for the preparation of their meal.