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America's Test Kitchen, the PBS cooking show

I like it, but that Julia is so strident and fat.

by Anonymousreply 12404/05/2014

Omg I lOve this show and don't know why. Strange isn't it

by Anonymousreply 107/29/2012

I love them all. Even that strange woman who does product testing occasionally, leaving Adam Reid to the bigger products.

by Anonymousreply 407/29/2012

I just started watching the show and really like it. It reminds me in part of a good eats with a p b s style

by Anonymousreply 507/29/2012

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 Anonymousreply 707/29/2012

I love skinny, nerdy guys and would love to hang a little lovin' round Christopher Kimball's man-toy.

by Anonymousreply 807/29/2012

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 Anonymousreply 907/29/2012

Don't trust a skinny chef.

by Anonymousreply 1007/29/2012

Julia is a fat bitch who thinks she's a skinny bitch. She's a nasty know-it-all.

by Anonymousreply 1107/29/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1207/30/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1307/30/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1407/30/2012

Dustin @ R7, which pizza recipe are you referring to? Could you link or post it? TIA

by Anonymousreply 1607/30/2012

r16 - here is the link to the video. I have it on my dvr. These videos go away after some amount of time.

by Anonymousreply 1707/30/2012

Are they still making the show or did they evolve in Country Test Kitchen? Can't find new installments of ATK.

by Anonymousreply 1807/30/2012

The show existed before Cooks Country got involved.

by Anonymousreply 1907/30/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2007/30/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2107/31/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2207/31/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2307/31/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2407/31/2012

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 isn’t fruity

HOW TO SOLVE IT: Macerate peaches. Unless you’re working with the best farm-stand fruit, peaches are notoriously bland. To boost fruity taste, we macerate the peach wedges we’ve 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 there’s 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 that’s moist, not soggy.

by Anonymousreply 2508/04/2012

America's Test Kitchen is the best cooking show on the air. Everything else is bullshit in comparison.

by Anonymousreply 2608/04/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2708/04/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2808/04/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2908/04/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3008/05/2012

My fav was Great Chefs of New Orleans, R27!

by Anonymousreply 3108/06/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3208/06/2012

He might be easy going with you r30 because you have nothing he wants.

by Anonymousreply 3308/06/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3408/06/2012

For some reason I find these shows relaxing. Btw, is Jack in love with CK?

by Anonymousreply 3508/06/2012

R36 Honey, you're in the WRONG place.

by Anonymousreply 3710/19/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 3810/19/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3910/19/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4010/19/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4210/19/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4310/19/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4410/19/2013

Julia is sweet.

Chris just recently married his young female assistant.

The announcement was in the NY Times.

by Anonymousreply 4510/19/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4610/19/2013

RE: Please tell him that his greed makes him unattractive.

r32, r33, where does this idea about greed come from?????

by Anonymousreply 4710/19/2013

Becky Hayes bugs me. She is so mousy.

by Anonymousreply 4810/19/2013

Julia laughs like the Pillsbury Dough Boy

by Anonymousreply 4910/19/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5010/19/2013

Jack and the taste tests are the only good thing about the show.

Kimball is one of the all time nasty creeps.

by Anonymousreply 5110/20/2013

I just want to smack Chris's smug, patrician face.

by Anonymousreply 5210/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5310/20/2013

Chris dresses like Orville Reddenbacher

by Anonymousreply 5410/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5510/20/2013

I want to throw CK to the floor when he is dressed in that fake lobster suit and plow his thermador.

by Anonymousreply 5710/20/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 5810/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5910/20/2013

It's Becky's nervous laugh that gets me. She's obviously trying hard to be bubbly and it shows.

by Anonymousreply 6010/20/2013

I miss Kay Rentschler, she always reminded me of a cross between Jackie O. and Stockard Channing.

by Anonymousreply 6110/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6210/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6410/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6510/20/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 6610/20/2013

I have a little crush on Bryan Roof.

by Anonymousreply 6710/20/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 6810/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6910/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7010/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7110/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7210/27/2013

I like Coastal Cooking with the gay guy with the red hair.

by Anonymousreply 7310/27/2013

r69, Christopher Kimball is the Garrison Keillor of food.

by Anonymousreply 7410/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7510/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7610/27/2013

I really like Chef's Life on PBS. Very cool show.

by Anonymousreply 7710/27/2013

r76 Insatiable bottoming will do that for ya'.

by Anonymousreply 7810/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7910/28/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8010/28/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8110/28/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8210/28/2013

they have some hot guys on there now, Dan souza and some other guy

by Anonymousreply 8302/24/2014

Julia was on QVC's "In the Kitchen With David" yesterday peddling some ATK Gluten-Free cookbook.

by Anonymousreply 8402/24/2014

QVC, and specifically "In the Kitchen w/David" has been a sponsor of ATK for the past couple of seasons.

by Anonymousreply 8502/24/2014

[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 Anonymousreply 8602/24/2014

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 Anonymousreply 8702/24/2014

What recipes have you tried, R87?

by Anonymousreply 8802/24/2014

When does a new season start? All I ever see are reruns.

by Anonymousreply 8902/25/2014

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 Anonymousreply 9002/25/2014

the new season has started but are labeled as repeats so just set the dvr to record repeats and you should be fine

by Anonymousreply 9102/25/2014

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 Anonymousreply 9202/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 9302/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 9402/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 9502/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 9602/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 9702/26/2014

R97 Thanks for explaining. But it just seems silly to have two different show titles when they use the same kitchen.

by Anonymousreply 9802/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 9902/26/2014

That brisket recipe looked delicious.

by Anonymousreply 10002/26/2014

The ATK cookbook taught me how to make perfect hard boiled eggs with now greenish-gray color around the yolk.

by Anonymousreply 10102/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 10202/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 10302/28/2014

The link shows all of the episodes from the current season (14).

by Anonymousreply 10402/28/2014

Just discovered my crappy PBS station does play new episodes - at noon on Saturdays. Apparently it's not considered good enough for primetime.

by Anonymousreply 10503/01/2014

Oh wait, no it's not. Pledge drive.

by Anonymousreply 10603/01/2014

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 Anonymousreply 10703/22/2014

Why doesn't Adam ever comb his hair anymore? It always looks so unkempt, dry, and overgrown.

by Anonymousreply 10803/22/2014

[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 Anonymousreply 10903/22/2014

r109 He can roll out of my bed any day, once he's spent a few hours there.

by Anonymousreply 11003/22/2014

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 Anonymousreply 11103/22/2014

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 Anonymousreply 11203/24/2014

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 Anonymousreply 11303/30/2014

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 Anonymousreply 11403/30/2014

[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 Anonymousreply 11503/30/2014

Fuck, Christopher Kimball is on his THIRD WIFE? WTF? Did he cheat on every single wife with the new one?

by Anonymousreply 11603/30/2014

R116 More likely they couldn't put up with his insufferable personality for long.

by Anonymousreply 11703/30/2014

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 Anonymousreply 11803/30/2014

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 Anonymousreply 11903/30/2014

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 Anonymousreply 12003/30/2014

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 Anonymousreply 12103/30/2014

Sorry. $2,325,000. That makes a lot more sense.

by Anonymousreply 12203/30/2014

[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 Anonymousreply 12303/30/2014

I'd really like to see more Bryan Roof. I think he's adorable.

by Anonymousreply 12404/05/2014
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