I like it, but that Julia is so strident and fat.
America's Test Kitchen, the PBS cooking show
|by Anonymous||reply 160||05/31/2016|
Omg I lOve this show and don't know why. Strange isn't it
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/29/2012|
I love them all. Even that strange woman who does product testing occasionally, leaving Adam Reid to the bigger products.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/29/2012|
I love the show..especially Bridget.
Try the latest pizza recipe using ice water and the gnocchi recipe.
Best ever and I grew up cooking Italian food.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/29/2012|
I love skinny, nerdy guys and would love to hang a little lovin' round Christopher Kimball's man-toy.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/29/2012|
I remember after the second or third season, they did a Behind The Scenes documentary on the show. In the early days, Chris Kimball was a dick and seemed like he had some sort of personality disorder, verified when Julia said that it was hard always having to work with him.
Everyone else on on the show was very careful what they said about him, but after that, he stopped being so...dick-y.
Julia was cute in the early days but then she married, whelped, and grew into a Mrs. Bridges-to-be.
Brigit really likes working with meat. Really, really...
The round guy who does the kitchen gadgets is my favorite, followed by earnest Becky, then Julia and Brigit, then the skinny taste test guy. I remember in an early seaon, Chris flew down to NYC to do a segment on the Today show, but the schedule got messed up and he looked like he was going to maul Matt, but mostly he snarled.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/29/2012|
Don't trust a skinny chef.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/29/2012|
Julia is a fat bitch who thinks she's a skinny bitch. She's a nasty know-it-all.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/29/2012|
That show is so dull. They don't seem to have a passion for food, they seem to have a passion for finding the 'right' recipes. There's a big difference.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/30/2012|
It is my fave cooking show mainly because I have never once heard anyone on the show say they put a lot of "love" into their food. That is the single tiredest cliche on the Food Network. Everyone including Alton has said it numerous times on their shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/30/2012|
I'm so stupid sometimes. Their website not only has their recipes, but we can watch all of their episodes there too. I have at least a dozen of them taking up space on my DVR.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/30/2012|
Dustin @ R7, which pizza recipe are you referring to? Could you link or post it? TIA
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/30/2012|
r16 - here is the link to the video. I have it on my dvr. These videos go away after some amount of time.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/30/2012|
Are they still making the show or did they evolve in Country Test Kitchen? Can't find new installments of ATK.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/30/2012|
The show existed before Cooks Country got involved.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/30/2012|
I love this show too. It's very scientific. They recently did a spaghetti and meatballs recipe but man, it seemed pretty complicated. They recommend soaking Panko in buttermilk and adding gelatin instead of veal. Anyone try it?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/30/2012|
America's Test Kitchen runs part of the year, and their spin-off show, Cook's Country, runs the other part of the year. In most PBS markets they share the same time slot. But ATK is still their flagship show, and yes, it's still being made. They have already started filming for their next season, which I believe begins in September.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/31/2012|
I get a "Jeff Smith" vibe off of Christopher Kimball - if he didn't mention wife/kids, I'd swear he was gay.
I always sense tension when Chris Kimball and Bridget do segments together. They seem to goad each other in a borderline nasty way. Chris sometimes says things that are bitchy and you can see Bridget wanting to ream him but she reigns it in and stays professional.
He's so much nicer to Julia and those two younger brunettes. He's reaallly nice to that young pretty brunette.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/31/2012|
I love/hate the taste test segments that CK does with that guy Jack. Their teasing banter got tired 3 years ago. Jack always implies that CK's guesses are 'wrong' when they don't agree with the audience. Then CK gets touchy and gets the bitch face on.
Also, that guy Jack is uber fey. Imagine my surprise when he mentioned that he has kids (don't remember if he ever alludes to a wife, though).
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/31/2012|
I enjoy them all when they're away from Kimball, who is a controlling, pushy, off-putting snark. On NPR and other venues Adam, Julia, Jack and Bridget are all fun, smart and informative.
It's Kimball's show and his "vision" is tired. And so is his schtick.
Also, the crap driving easier-faster-lazier is not the same as the original idea behind the "test kitchen." Serving lazy home cooks isn't the same as serving people who seriously want to know the best versions of conventional and trendy dishes, and the reasons they are the best.
***Read this, Chris. You know you look at everything on the web with your name on it.***
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/31/2012|
Anyone tried this technique for cakes using slices of summer fruit, especially peaches?
I agree with them that these cakes often come out soggy or even clay-like because of all the moisture in the fruit.
Peach Cake Run Amuck:
Things aren't always that peachy with most peach cakes.
PROBLEM: Fruit that isnât fruity
HOW TO SOLVE IT: Macerate peaches. Unless youâre working with the best farm-stand fruit, peaches are notoriously bland. To boost fruity taste, we macerate the peach wedges weâve reserved for shingling on top of the cake in peach schnapps and a little sugar and lemon juice.
PROBLEM: Soggy fruit sinks to bottom
HOW TO SOLVE IT: Roast peaches Roasting the peach chunks destined for the batter concentrates their flavor and drives off moisture, so thereâs not as much to weigh them down or to flood the cake.
PROBLEM: Wet, gummy crumb
HOW TO SOLVE IT: Toss peaches with panko Tossing the roasted peach chunks with bread crumbs helps absorb any remaining sticky juices, ensuring a cake thatâs moist, not soggy.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||08/04/2012|
America's Test Kitchen is the best cooking show on the air. Everything else is bullshit in comparison.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/04/2012|
So vastly superior superior to any of the shit on The Food Network (or, as I now call it, the Chopped Cupcake Fieri channel) which only has 'personalities' barely cooking now.
Anyone remember the Great Chefs shows from way back? They would travel to Europe a lot and just show chefs cooking some classic dishes. No goofy stories, no witty repartee, no histrionics - just cooking. That was a great show.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||08/04/2012|
Bridget is my favorite of the cooks, but Chris makes some nasty aggressive remarks when they're on together. Once in a while she zings him back. I've noticed he praises all of Julia's recipes, constantly saying that's the best whatever he has ever tasted and he never says that to Bridget. He'll tell Bridget something is good, but he doesn't praise her to the heavens like he does Julia. He often tells Julia something she has made is in the top five recipes ever.
I've also noticed he is especially nice to the younger of the two newer cooks. She was very nervous at first and I wondered if he was trying to help, but I don't know that's in his nature.
I don't think it's true that each of Americas Test Kitchen and Cooks Country covers half a season as R21 said. Our PBS station shows them back to back every week for the entire season.
I remember when Julia was young and much thinner. She got married and had kids and she gained weight. She says she's German, and she's built like a lot of German women I've known.
Bridget has become more involved in the radio show and some other parts of the business. I was concerned she was on her way out when I noticed we were seeing less of her, but I checked and she seems to have been promoted.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/04/2012|
Chris (aka, Annoying Bowtie Boy) is truly annoying. But it really is the best cooking show on now. I learned to cook with Ina, but that is when I knew nothing about cooking and when she *actually* cooked. ATC and CC are the only cooking shows I watch now.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||08/04/2012|
It's so funny to hear everyone getting annoyed with Chris. He's a neighbor of mine, and a really genuine, easygoing fellow. He's conscious of the rather uptight image he protects, and attributes it to being a taciturn Vermonter. That's why his on-air "talent" is bubbly and outgoing, to give viewers something warm and likable to latch onto. But he's a terrific guy who built a rather amazing business.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||08/05/2012|
My fav was Great Chefs of New Orleans, R27!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||08/06/2012|
Please tell him that his greed makes him unattractive, R30. He really has become quite grasping and I'm sure he has plenty of money.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||08/06/2012|
He might be easy going with you r30 because you have nothing he wants.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/06/2012|
In one special, Chris's staff cooked up some old fashioned meal at his deluxe townhouse in Boston. They used old cooking methods and it was incredibly difficult. But the meal went very well.
That townhouse must worth millions!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/06/2012|
For some reason I find these shows relaxing. Btw, is Jack in love with CK?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||08/06/2012|
R36 Honey, you're in the WRONG place.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/19/2013|
[quote]I love them all. Even that strange woman who does product testing occasionally, leaving Adam Reid to the bigger products.
Adam always looks like he'd rather be testing sex toys.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/19/2013|
I watch this show every evening on Create. The one thing I don't like about the new season though is the boring guy who they've been bringing on to give us a boring science/chemistry lesson each episode. They need to dump him.
Is Adam gay? He sure does seem it. He would be kind of good looking if he lost some weight. Also, I can't believe Jack isn't gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/19/2013|
R36, our motto here is, Gay Gossip, Politics and Pointless Bitchery. Also, those people you "went to school with" secretly hate you.
ATK finally taught me how and why I was making shitty baked eggs. Their technique for baked eggs florentine is excellent.
I don't watch the show all that often so bowtie-guy seems fine to me. Meat-grilling lady is a bit much. Product-demo bear is adorable.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/19/2013|
I love this show. I watch it almost every night as I'm falling asleep (goofy, no?). I like everyone on it, including Julia. She doesn't seem bitchy to me, but maybe it's because I'm German also.
Really a great concept, well executed.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/19/2013|
I love all of the PBS cooking shows, Martha, John Besh. They actually show you hiw to cook instead of someone showing someone else cooking. Their skill levels are better
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/19/2013|
I LOVE this show. All the food I have made is AWESOME. that Chris guy gives me the creeps. I bet he is a fucking child molester. He is soooo fucking ugly that if he was lying on the beach, te tide wouldn't come in.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/19/2013|
Julia is sweet.
Chris just recently married his young female assistant.
The announcement was in the NY Times.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/19/2013|
I thinks it's a good show and outshines anything on the Food Network but so e of the recipes are too much work. Also, I eat less carbs so most of the recipes are no good for me. It still entertains me.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/19/2013|
RE: Please tell him that his greed makes him unattractive.
r32, r33, where does this idea about greed come from?????
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/19/2013|
Becky Hayes bugs me. She is so mousy.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/19/2013|
Julia laughs like the Pillsbury Dough Boy
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/19/2013|
It's interesting that they feature a male chef every once in a while (I recall two or three in recent years) but they're rarely heard from again. I've read that they have a lot of turnover at the magazines (CI and CC); probably on the TV shows (at least behind the scenes) as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/19/2013|
Jack and the taste tests are the only good thing about the show.
Kimball is one of the all time nasty creeps.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/20/2013|
I just want to smack Chris's smug, patrician face.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/20/2013|
My husband turned me on to this show. It is fascinating. They were measuring tortilla thickness with a goddamn caliper for god's sake, it was great.
Chris Kimball used to be morbidly obese. I think that's why he has that voluminous waddle. He comes off as passive-aggressive and a snide, almost Asperger-y. We call him the old maid in britches (TM Margaret Mitchell). We love Brigit because she's the only one who gives it back to him.
Beware of subscribing to the magazine or joining their website. CC and ATK are the kind of outfits that will automatically sign you up for a book club and other subscriptions (charging your credit card), and they make opting out difficult. We were also charged for a magazine subscription twice and received two copies of each mag for a year despite trying to cancel. My husband let it slide because they're PBS and non-commercial, but it was still a little sleazy.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/20/2013|
Chris dresses like Orville Reddenbacher
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/20/2013|
ATK can be a bit annoying, but honestly, you do get the most useful information and inspiration from this show. It's much better than any other cooking show out there. The only other one that comes close is Ina. Don't even get me started on Alton Brown, who manages to take all the joy out of cooking with his attitude that his way is the only way.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/20/2013|
I want to throw CK to the floor when he is dressed in that fake lobster suit and plow his thermador.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/20/2013|
[quote]Becky Hayes bugs me. She is so mousy.
Thank you! I thought I was the only one who didn't like her. Something about her is annoying.
[quote]Chris Kimball used to be morbidly obese.
Any pictures of this time?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/20/2013|
I would LOVE to abandon my career to work at ATK. I live in the Boston area and I could easily do it. Of course, they'd never hire someone like me who lacks experience in food science. But I can still dream.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/20/2013|
It's Becky's nervous laugh that gets me. She's obviously trying hard to be bubbly and it shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/20/2013|
I miss Kay Rentschler, she always reminded me of a cross between Jackie O. and Stockard Channing.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/20/2013|
For some reason, pics of fat Chris Kimball are hard to come by. I think my husband saw one when it was briefly flashed on TV for some reason. He said Chris was huge.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/20/2013|
I don't care for Erin McMurrer either. I think she only appears on Cooks Country though, and not very often at that. She seems so dour and unfriendly.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/20/2013|
Totally agree with r63. Anyone who thinks the banter is actually mean-spirited must be a little cracked.
I've subscribed to a number of their products, print and digital, and have never had a problem like r53 described.
My one qualm about the enterprise is that they slice and dice their content to maximize revenue more than I'd like. But, hey, that's their right.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/20/2013|
[quote]He's worked hard, VERY hard, for everything he has.
NYT mag did an article on him last year. FWIW he comes from a very privileged background, went to Exeter, etc. His is not a rags-to-riches story of someone who started with nothing, he's a rich guy who took over a magazine and it worked out.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/20/2013|
I have a little crush on Bryan Roof.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/20/2013|
[quote]...he's a rich guy who took over a magazine and it worked out.
He does have some pretentious affectations, like pronouncing rather "rahther"
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/27/2013|
I'm actually shocked that Chris is on his third marriage to a 37 year old. He use to be married to this woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/27/2013|
You got them confused R28. It's Bridget whose food Chris constantly praises and hardly gives no compliments to Julia. I've notice that for years watching the program since 2000. I love the show and has made some of the recipes which all came out great. Chris does seems uptight and comes across like a jerk but he isn't as irritating as those idiots on the Food Network. Julia is by far my favorite to watch. For some reason I can't stand Bridget and I change the channel when her segment comes on. I've always got the impression that Chris favors Bridget over Julia.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/27/2013|
Chris looks like he'd be really fun in bed and I like his height. He *can* be quite pissy on the show, but so does Martha on hers.
The best PBS show is that Scandinavian cooking one. I like that Norweigian guy named Andreas. he seems to have an unexpected like of camp. There was an episode where he dressed in a *very* gay old sailor suit on tall ship "manned" by *very* butch Nordic women. it was like a Ken Russel film come to life.
The danish guy on the Copenhagen segments on that show is the one who runs that acclaimed Noma place I think. He's kinda sexy but oh. so. LOUD.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/27/2013|
Ryan Scott is the best of them.
The others at ATK are supervisory personnel. You never meet the people who do the real work. Ryan likes stuff cause he likes it and does it.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/27/2013|
I like Coastal Cooking with the gay guy with the red hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/27/2013|
r69, Christopher Kimball is the Garrison Keillor of food.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/27/2013|
I agree with R53. I found subscribing to the magazine to be a very weird ride. The magazine would stop publishing, re-publish previous issues, and send two copies of some issues. And good look getting customer service to respond.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/27/2013|
Why hasn't Adam been combing his hair lately? It looks like a rats nest most of the time. He needs a haircut and he needs to put some product in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/27/2013|
I really like Chef's Life on PBS. Very cool show.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/27/2013|
r76 Insatiable bottoming will do that for ya'.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/27/2013|
Best food program on TV.
Best featured personalities(ALL)
I don't believe ay of them are gay, but I wish they were and were friends of mine.
Kimball is an uabashed woman lover, he's been married 3 times and his recent wife of 2012 is 27 years younger than he.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/28/2013|
Chriatopher Kimball gives ne the creeps. And their recipes (yes I briefly subscribed to the mag) are 10 pages long. I want food, not a chemistry lesson.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/28/2013|
Back before the dawn of recorded history, David Rosengarten had a show on the Food Channel entitled "Taste." He took a single dish, e.g. seviche or roast lamb or chocolate chip cookies, deconstructed it, and then showed how to do it the definitive way to maximize flavor. I wonder if a certain tall, thrice-married Vermonter saw those early shows, and thought it'd be a good idea to take it a few steps further? Not that I'm not a fan of ATK, but just a little curious.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/28/2013|
I watch the show every chance I get.
I like their recipes but they can seem rather.....involved.
I agree that Martha is excellent in her back to basics show. That Coastal Cooking guy is a hoot!!!
I like John Besh as well.
Jacques makes beautiful dishes and he makes it look so effortless, as if it was really that easy, Jacques!
Love, love Create!
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/28/2013|
they have some hot guys on there now, Dan souza and some other guy
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/24/2014|
Julia was on QVC's "In the Kitchen With David" yesterday peddling some ATK Gluten-Free cookbook.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/24/2014|
QVC, and specifically "In the Kitchen w/David" has been a sponsor of ATK for the past couple of seasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/24/2014|
[quote]I miss Kay Rentschler, she always reminded me of a cross between Jackie O. and Stockard Channing.
She was obviously uncomfortable being in front of the camera and I always wondered if it was because of that awful wig she wore. Tried to find a picture, but wasn't sucessful. She was on ATK season 1.
I love this show and Cook's Country, wach it every night on Create. I've learned a lot of tips and gotten some great recipes from the show. Yes, they're more involved than other recipes, but the nice thing about ATK is they explain why you should do what you think is an unnecessary step.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/24/2014|
I got the ATK cookbook as a Christmas gift. I've made at least a half dozen things following these recipes. And they were all keepers. Well, maybe one was a little weak. It's because these recipes were TESTED, unlike the ones you find on the Food Network website.
Oh, and I think Bryan Roof is adorkable.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/24/2014|
What recipes have you tried, R87?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/24/2014|
When does a new season start? All I ever see are reruns.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/25/2014|
Wish I knew, R89. My PBS station (don't know about others) never seems to show new episodes, just the same ones over and over again. ATK is on season 14 and I haven't seen any of the new episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/25/2014|
the new season has started but are labeled as repeats so just set the dvr to record repeats and you should be fine
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/25/2014|
From the ATK recipe book, I've tried the Filipino Chicken Adobo, Skillet Chicken and Broccoli with Ziti, the Eggs Benedict, and the Home Fries. Also I've made the Ragu Alla Bolognese with homemade pasta. The homemade pasta was something I've always been afraid to try my hand at, but it turned out great and it was fairly easy (though time consuming). All of these recipes were keepers. That's really the best track record I've ever had for a cookbook thus far.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/26/2014|
The ATK cookbook is very helpful and straightforward.
One show I really like is New Scandinavian Cooking, which airs every so often on PBS. The food looks really good and the host is cute too.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/26/2014|
I've tried the home fries recipe too, as well as their yellow cake recipe and the shepherd's pie. Good stuff.
R93 I live New Scandinavian Cooking too, the host's name is Andreas Viestad. Makes some interesting dishes, but I'm not a big game or fish eater, so I haven't tried any of his stuff yet. But he's always entertaining, love the landscapes too.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/26/2014|
You can download and print out the recipes from the current season of both Cook's Country and ATK. If you do that every year, you won't need to shell out for the cookbook.
Oh, and there's also Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/26/2014|
Can someone tell me what the hell the difference is from America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country? Aren't they one and the same?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/26/2014|
Cook's Country (same name for both the show and the magazine) is sort of the middlebrow/lowbrow cousin of Cooks Illustrated/ATK (magazine and show, respectively.) Think more comfort food, down-home type recipes, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/26/2014|
R97 Thanks for explaining. But it just seems silly to have two different show titles when they use the same kitchen.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||02/26/2014|
R98 They don't look like the same kitchen to me at all. The set for CC is quite different for the set for ATK.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||02/26/2014|
That brisket recipe looked delicious.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/26/2014|
The ATK cookbook taught me how to make perfect hard boiled eggs with now greenish-gray color around the yolk.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/26/2014|
Chris Kimball is such a dick. I remember they recently tasted goat cheese & he was just so pretensious about it. I mean, it's cheese get a fucking life.
Then they actually had a segment on the perfect grilled cheese. Like that needed to be tested. It's cheese & bread there's no screwing it up.
I like all the sciene behind the cooking & the equipment testing, but it can get really snobbish.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/26/2014|
I look up tv listings online (TitanTV) and it gives the original air dates and I have yet to see any eps after September, 2013. But it might just be my PBS station (which has never ending pledge drives but never shows new episodes of anything.)
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/28/2014|
The link shows all of the episodes from the current season (14).
|by Anonymous||reply 104||02/28/2014|
Just discovered my crappy PBS station does play new episodes - at noon on Saturdays. Apparently it's not considered good enough for primetime.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||03/01/2014|
Oh wait, no it's not. Pledge drive.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||03/01/2014|
In spite of Kimball's irritating personality I love both ATK and CC. They are by far the most informative cooking shows on TV and recipes I've tried from the shows or the cookbooks, although sometimes time-consuming, always turn out well--their testing pays off for us who enjoy cooking and eating.
Privileged he may be, but Kimball has been hugely successful and made pots of money on these enterprises. But you get very little without paying for it--and to agree with R53, they are way too aggressive in marketing and unresponsive if you don't buy in. E.g. simply because I subscribe to CI and ordered one cookbook, they sent me another unsolicited, and even had the gall to think I would pay the return postage when I didn't want it! (ultimately I didn't, though the whole exercise was a royal pain). They don't want to speak with you; they do want more of your money, and customer "service" is a joke.
It's pretty clear that all the personalities on the programs work in fear of Kimball. Despite his feeble attempts at camaraderie and modesty, he is a controlling taskmaster (those asinine food costumes--"look at me!!") only underscoring the hugeness and fragility of his ego. And despite his summering there as a kid and now owning land there, he is NOT originally a Vermonter--he's from Westchester County, NY--but that doesn't fit the image he pushes.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||03/22/2014|
Why doesn't Adam ever comb his hair anymore? It always looks so unkempt, dry, and overgrown.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||03/22/2014|
[quote]It's pretty clear that all the personalities on the programs work in fear of Kimball.
Completely agree, some of the cast members (Jack Bishop especially) seem to cower like they're afraid of being beaten or berated by Kimball during their segments. Bridget really is the only one who doesn't seem to put up with his shit.
And LOL @ R108 too true! He always looks like he just rolled out of bed.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||03/22/2014|
r109 He can roll out of my bed any day, once he's spent a few hours there.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||03/22/2014|
Sorry, I meant Julia is the only one who doesn't seem to take his shit, although Bridget seems to be pretty comfortable around him.
Also, could never figure out why he always makes himself out to be such a bad cook. "Buy my magazine, I'm a terrible cook but I know people who aren't" How is this a selling point?
God I love this show, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||03/22/2014|
Just got Cooking For Two The Year's Best Recipes Cut Down to Size by The Editors at America's Test Kitchen.
Very nice cookbook, has a lot of great recipes cut down for 2 people. Yeah, yeah I know, it's not difficult to halve a recipe, but I like the idea of it already scaled down to a perfect sized meal for myself and my partner. This is the first cookbook I've bought for my Kindle and I like how easy it is to browse and select a recipe. A little on the expensive side for a cookbook ($20 for the Kindle version) but not surprising. Still, it was worth it.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||03/24/2014|
Watching ATK right now and poor Adam is trying to interest Chris in a discussion about vegetable peelers and Chris looks like he's picturing setting Adam on fire. Really? As much money as Kimball is making and he can't fake a little interest?
I suspect the baby frau gadget girl is going to replace Adam soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||03/30/2014|
Oh lawdy! They're making Italian vegetable stew and Julia advised using the smaller zucchini because the big ones "weren't good for anything except for playing with in the yard". Christ on the cross, what the hell was she doing with them?
|by Anonymous||reply 114||03/30/2014|
[quote] And despite his summering there as a kid and now owning land there, he is NOT originally a Vermonter--he's from Westchester County, NY--but that doesn't fit the image he pushes.
This is funny. He's such a prick about the Vermont thing and ragging on "city folk", especially in the Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||03/30/2014|
Fuck, Christopher Kimball is on his THIRD WIFE? WTF? Did he cheat on every single wife with the new one?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||03/30/2014|
R116 More likely they couldn't put up with his insufferable personality for long.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||03/30/2014|
Chris Kimball is a greedy bastard who has threatened to sue bloggers for posting ATK recipes that they tried and had comments on.
I too subscribed to their website only to be automatically rebilled without notice. Despite calls to refund my money, which they promised to do, I never got it back.
I quit watching the show after they fucked me over and even if they hadn't done it, I was sick of the shitty way he treated his staff.
He wrote an op-ed where he shat all over the world of food bloggers and wrote, "The world needs fewer opinions and more thoughtful expertise — the kind that comes from real experience, the hard-won blood-on-the-floor kind."
Martha Stewart has the same condescending attitude toward young bloggers, even the successful ones, and it's not because she, or Chris care about teaching. It's about people not buying their content because they can get great recipes online for free.
Here's the article. He name drops his neighbor, Julia Child.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||03/30/2014|
How can Christopher Kimball be as prissy and bitchy as he so clearly is and still allow the corn-kernel-toothed hag to say "ungyin" with impunity?
|by Anonymous||reply 119||03/30/2014|
I think Bridget can do whatever she wants. Girl's either fucking him or putting him in his place. I used to hate her more than Kimball, but she clearly doesn't let his annoying personality bother her. I wish she hosted the show. At least she can cook.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||03/30/2014|
I quickly scanned the thread and didn't see CK's townhouse. If ever there was a home that reflected its owner...
Paid 370k in '91; listed at $2,629,000; dropped to $2,575,000; sold for $1,485,000 last November.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||03/30/2014|
Sorry. $2,325,000. That makes a lot more sense.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||03/30/2014|
[quote]He wrote an op-ed where he shat all over the world of food bloggers and wrote, "The world needs fewer opinions and more thoughtful expertise — the kind that comes from real experience, the hard-won blood-on-the-floor kind."
Jesus. I can state for a fact that the graham cracker crust in the first "Best Recipe" Key lime pie recipe doesn't work. It produced powdery crumbs that didn't hold together. I wonder how something so simple escaped them.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||03/30/2014|
I'd really like to see more Bryan Roof. I think he's adorable.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||04/05/2014|
Dan Souza is so cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||04/13/2016|
You resurrect a thread to post THAT r125?
|by Anonymous||reply 126||04/13/2016|
Yeah-- when are Dan and Bryan going to get billing in the opening credits?
|by Anonymous||reply 127||04/13/2016|
In case you hadn't heard, Chris Kimball is out. The new season will be Julia and Bridget co-hosting.
I want Dan Souza to sit on my face.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||04/13/2016|
Yep, no more Chris Kimball. Sad to say, but I won't miss him.
Articles about his departure make it sound like he and the series "grew in different directions."
I really wondered if the staff partied when they heard.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||04/13/2016|
Chris got booted in November -- we did a thread:
|by Anonymous||reply 130||04/13/2016|
[quote]Articles about his departure make it sound like he and the series "grew in different directions."
It's not the series-- he left the entire Cooks Illustrated empire.
When does the Chris-less season begin? I've noticed his editorials have been absent from the last couple of issues of the magazines. (CI and Cook's Country.)
|by Anonymous||reply 131||04/13/2016|
MARCH 03, 2016
America’s Test Kitchen has a new host — two of them
The executives behind “America’s Test Kitchen” have turned to a couple of familiar faces to replace Chris Kimball, the popular host who presided over the TV show since its inception in 2001.
Parent company Boston Common Press plans on Thursday to unveil the new hosts of the public television show: longtime cast members Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster. The executive food editors are regulars as test cooks on the show but have only appeared together once.
Fans of “America’s Test Kitchen” won’t notice big changes anytime soon. That’s because the 2016 season was already shot when the company revealed in November that Kimball and public television’s top-rated cooking show would part ways, ostensibly because of a contract dispute. Kimball will continue to appear throughout the season that’s airing this year.
Davison and Lancaster will start filming the 17th season of the show at its Brookline studio in May, but those episodes won’t air until 2017.
Kimball also hosts “Cook’s Country,” but executives haven’t yet said who will replace him after this year’s season. The next round of filming for that program isn’t scheduled to start until the fall.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||04/13/2016|
We're in the middle of Season 16 on America's Test Kitchen.
Season 17, whenever it starts, will be Bridget and Julia hosting.
I hear that Chris Kimball will remain on with the radio show, but he's out beyond that.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||04/13/2016|
You're goddamned right I "resurrect a thread to post THAT," R126, you taste-impaired ninny. Go back to your Rocco Steele Beefy Boy Catalog and STFU.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||04/13/2016|
That's true -- one never saw Julia and Bridget in the same frame on that show, even if they both always had segments in a given show
|by Anonymous||reply 135||04/13/2016|
There's a scene in the opening credits of "Cook's Country" where the entire staff is around the table, including both ladies (with their hair atypically down) are sitting next to each other.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||04/13/2016|
My niece and nephew met Bridget recently at a book convention. She was incredibly nice and sweet to them. You weren't supposed to get autographs unless you stood in the special book-signing line a building away, but she signed their programs. Also asked them questions about themselves. I'm totally a fan.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||04/13/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 138||04/13/2016|
I want to fuck Dan Souza very hard.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||04/13/2016|
I want Dan Souza to fuck ME very hard.
(Check out all his Boston Moth Storyslam appearances on YouTube.)
|by Anonymous||reply 140||04/13/2016|
Yes, yes, yes. It's all about the never-ending hotness of Dan Souza. I don't care about the women. I don't care about Kimball. I don't even care about the recipes. I only watch to watch Dan Souza.
Where are the shirtless photos of him? Where are the nudes?
|by Anonymous||reply 141||04/27/2016|
R132, good. Re: Kimball, less is more.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||04/27/2016|
Did you watch him roast butternut squash last night, R141? He is so cute. Unfortunately, from his comedy videos, I get the impression that he's straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||04/27/2016|
To those wanting to understand the traits of NPD, watch Kimball -- especially in the early seasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||04/27/2016|
Yes, R143, I did watch the sexy boy roast the butternut. He was adorable. Oh, I hope he's not straight. What a waste, if he is.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||04/28/2016|
Dan Souza is smokin' hot!
|by Anonymous||reply 146||04/28/2016|
Julia and Bridget always seemed like they were fighting to be Christopher's main bitch. Now that he is gone, I wonder how the two of them will work together.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||04/28/2016|
Any on-set gossip?
|by Anonymous||reply 148||04/29/2016|
I want to take Dan's pants off and reach inside.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||04/29/2016|
Kimball is a twat. I stopped watching the show when he put on one of those twirly hats and pretended to be a little kid eating rice pudding. Now that he's gone, maybe I'll watch it again.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||04/29/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 151||04/30/2016|
[quote]Julia and Bridget always seemed like they were fighting to be Christopher's main bitch. Now that he is gone, I wonder how the two of them will work together.
I think that's what Kimball wanted us to think, that the two women were always fighting over him. I see it differently.
I don't think Bridget gives a damn. She is always a little aloof around Kimball and when he tries to get in some of his unsubtle digs, her attitude is, yeah, whatever, Chris. She has been given quite a few perks that undoubtedly enhanced her income, like the radio show and the video cooking series.
Julia takes everything very seriously. She doesn't like Kimball and has complained about his snide little insults and overall negative attitude. She would probably love for him to be gone. Her weird husband has been on the show a few times and he made it rather clear he doesn't like Kimball.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||04/30/2016|
Julia's husband, Ian Davison, is a chef turned fishmonger
|by Anonymous||reply 153||04/30/2016|
Adam and lisa are gay. I will miss chris but as long as the recipes stay good I'll still watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||05/01/2016|
Adam is that kind of gay you only want to be friends with.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||05/01/2016|
Lisa is awesome. Her disgust when equipment doesn't measure up is utterly delightful.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||05/01/2016|
Lisa is married to a man and has three kids. She certainly does ping though.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||05/01/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 158||05/01/2016|
[quote]. Lisa is married to a man and has three kids. She certainly does ping though.
I lie back and think of New England
|by Anonymous||reply 159||05/01/2016|
This letter from Jack Bishop was disseminated this weekend announcing the new hosts of ATK (Bridget and Julia). Kimball will be around this season (2016), but he will be gone in the 2017 season.
There were a couple of things that stood out to me. First, I wasn't aware that Jack co-founded Cook's Illustrated with Kimball and the other is that I wasn't aware Jack Bishop is Creative Director.
If Bishop is crying crocodile tears over Kimball's departure, it isn't evident from the tone of the letter.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||05/31/2016|