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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 18606/22/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 107/29/2012

Anyone have any gossip on adorable bear Adam Ried? Family?

by Anonymousreply 207/29/2012

You really have to ask if Reid is gay?

The meat grilling lady is such a bitch.

by Anonymousreply 307/29/2012

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 went to high school in West Virginia with Bridget Lancaster (nee Sapp). She was quirky and had short, dykey brown hair.

by Anonymousreply 607/29/2012

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 1207/29/2012

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 1307/29/2012

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

I love their magazines as well- Cook's Illustrated. Can purchase on online subscription and get access to tons of recipes from their books and magazines.

But since I have been eating super healthy and meat free- have not been accessing it as much. I would love if they showed correct way to make tasty vegan/healthy/low fat food.

by Anonymousreply 1507/30/2012

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 3108/05/2012

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 3208/05/2012

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

by Anonymousreply 3308/05/2012

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 3408/05/2012

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

by Anonymousreply 3508/06/2012

I'm reading a lot of these posts and can't get over the mean spirit of some of these comments. Do people really have to make themselves feel better by belittling others? I too went to school with some of the show's participants and can tell you that they were wonderful people. Very smart and talented, some of which graduated top of their class. I'm proud that they've accomplished so much. Instead of belittling can we not sing their praises? You may actually begin to feel better about yourself when you recognize others for making strides.

by Anonymousreply 3610/19/2013

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

at least I don't hide behind anonymous or other names

by Anonymousreply 4110/19/2013

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 5110/19/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 5210/19/2013

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 5310/19/2013

Chris dresses like Orville Reddenbacher

by Anonymousreply 5410/19/2013

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 5510/19/2013

Martha Stewart is really great on PBS cooking series.

by Anonymousreply 5610/19/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 5710/19/2013

[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 5810/19/2013

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 5910/19/2013

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

America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country are easily the best cooking shows on air today.

CK's uptight attitude is part of the shtick. The others come across as bubbly to offset CK.

I feel sorry for some of the bitter queens upthread who called him greedy. He's worked hard, VERY hard, for everything he has. He's a graduate of Columbia. About 25 years ago he took over a similar food-tasting/food-testing magazine that was failing, revamped it, and made it a successful enterprise. It now provides steady, good-paying jobs for over 100 people, who would otherwise likely have low-paying tenuous jobs as line cooks and restaurant managers. Yeah, that's evil for you. *rolling eyes*

My favorite cook is Brian Roof. He's straight and married but he's still adorable.

by Anonymousreply 6310/20/2013

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 7910/27/2013

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 8902/24/2014

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 11303/29/2014

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 11403/29/2014

[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 11503/29/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 11603/29/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 11703/29/2014

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 11803/29/2014

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 11903/29/2014

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 12003/29/2014

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 12103/29/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 12203/29/2014

[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

Dan Souza is so cute.

by Anonymousreply 12504/12/2016

You resurrect a thread to post THAT r125?

by Anonymousreply 12604/12/2016

Yeah-- when are Dan and Bryan going to get billing in the opening credits?

by Anonymousreply 12704/12/2016

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 Anonymousreply 12804/12/2016

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 Anonymousreply 12904/12/2016

Chris got booted in November -- we did a thread:

by Anonymousreply 13004/13/2016

[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 Anonymousreply 13104/13/2016

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 Anonymousreply 13204/13/2016

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 Anonymousreply 13304/13/2016

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 Anonymousreply 13404/13/2016

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 Anonymousreply 13504/13/2016

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 Anonymousreply 13604/13/2016

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 Anonymousreply 13704/13/2016

Cook's Country

by Anonymousreply 13804/13/2016

I want to fuck Dan Souza very hard.

by Anonymousreply 13904/13/2016

I want Dan Souza to fuck ME very hard.

(Check out all his Boston Moth Storyslam appearances on YouTube.)

by Anonymousreply 14004/13/2016

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 Anonymousreply 14104/27/2016

R132, good. Re: Kimball, less is more.

by Anonymousreply 14204/27/2016

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 Anonymousreply 14304/27/2016

To those wanting to understand the traits of NPD, watch Kimball -- especially in the early seasons.

by Anonymousreply 14404/27/2016

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 Anonymousreply 14504/28/2016

Dan Souza is smokin' hot!

by Anonymousreply 14604/28/2016

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 Anonymousreply 14704/28/2016

Any on-set gossip?

by Anonymousreply 14804/29/2016

I want to take Dan's pants off and reach inside.

by Anonymousreply 14904/29/2016

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 Anonymousreply 15004/29/2016


by Anonymousreply 15104/30/2016

[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 Anonymousreply 15204/30/2016

Julia's husband, Ian Davison, is a chef turned fishmonger

by Anonymousreply 15304/30/2016

Adam and lisa are gay. I will miss chris but as long as the recipes stay good I'll still watch.

by Anonymousreply 15405/01/2016

Adam is that kind of gay you only want to be friends with.

by Anonymousreply 15505/01/2016

Lisa is awesome. Her disgust when equipment doesn't measure up is utterly delightful.

by Anonymousreply 15605/01/2016

Lisa is married to a man and has three kids. She certainly does ping though.

by Anonymousreply 15705/01/2016

[quote] ghz

by Anonymousreply 15805/01/2016

[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 Anonymousreply 15905/01/2016

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 Anonymousreply 16005/31/2016

I've just watched a new episode and I'm having a hard time coming to terms with Bridget's mermaid hair. I am, however, comforted by the fact that she still mispronounces "onion."

They seem awfully chipper without Rico Suave casting his dark shadow over the proceedings.

by Anonymousreply 16101/17/2017

I saw the first episode of the new, Chris-less season. What is wrong with hottie Dan's mouth? It looks like he had a stroke or something -- one side is noticeably droopy.

by Anonymousreply 16201/17/2017

I noticed Dan's mouth too R162.

I would still want to sit on my face.

by Anonymousreply 16301/17/2017

I googled Dan, and he's had that droop on his lower lip since as least 2014.

There's a Moth video where he's tells a story about his working in an independent video store as his first job. Porn!

He's fucking adorable.

by Anonymousreply 16401/17/2017

Does Adam have meth-mouth. His teefs be nayesty.

by Anonymousreply 16501/17/2017

He's still cute, and I'd love to have him cook for me...naked.

by Anonymousreply 16601/17/2017

The new shows without chris kimball are airing. No more bryan roof he's not in the credits. Bridget and julia seem nervous like they memorized the lines. Not natural.

by Anonymousreply 16702/11/2017

The new iteration seems really dumbed down. I mean recipes for Snickerdoodles, baked potatoes, and garlic bread?

by Anonymousreply 16802/11/2017

I did notice that both gals have put on weight.

Those aprons do no one any favors!

I like the steak recipe in the cast iron skillet. They looked delicous.

by Anonymousreply 16902/11/2017

Hot Dan Souza does not need a shirt when recording his segments.

by Anonymousreply 17002/11/2017

I'm glad the chris kimball costume circus is over -- I'm curious to watch his new show that premieres in the fall.

by Anonymousreply 17102/12/2017

They need more hot guys cooking.

by Anonymousreply 17202/12/2017

r172, America's Test Kitchen NUDE!

by Anonymousreply 17302/13/2017

Have they dropped the taste test segments since Kimball left the show? Those were always my favorite part of the show.

by Anonymousreply 17402/13/2017

R174 Nope. They're still doing them. Julia tasted anchovies with Jack on the most recent episode.

by Anonymousreply 17502/13/2017

R172 There was a new semi-hot bear-ish guy who made garlic bread on the most recent episode.

by Anonymousreply 17602/13/2017

Julia looks like a power dyke. Those silver earrings and highlights aren't fooling anybody.

I wanna face-fuck Dan Souza untill he gags.

by Anonymousreply 17706/20/2017

R176 That was Keith Dresser. He's the Executive Food Editor of Cooks Illustrated.

by Anonymousreply 17806/21/2017

I think they need someone separate from the cooks to host the show. It's just not as interesting with just Bridget and Julia.

by Anonymousreply 17906/21/2017

After the first couple of Kimball-free episodes, R179, I would have agreed with you, but I think Bridget and Julia have settled in their new roles well. While I like her, I think they should spin off the African-American woman who often ends the show (I cannot remember her name to save my soul, although I can picture her...) into an ATK For Kids type of show as her recipes (Snickerdoodles, etc.) are a bit simplistic -- but perfect for budding Julias and Dans.

by Anonymousreply 18006/21/2017

The recipes they feature on the show have really gone downhill since Kimball left. The whole show has been dumbed down.

by Anonymousreply 18106/21/2017

The banter between the two blondes is even worse than the "flirty" banter that was initiated by Kimball. Also, the dishes they cook these days are boring.

by Anonymousreply 18206/21/2017

More about Julia (2010):

Julia Collin Davison, born and raised in Rochester, New York, is a senior editor for the books division of America's Test Kitchen and is an on-screen test cook for America's Test Kitchen. She is also a cast member of the new TV show Cook's Country, which aired with its first season in September 2008. She began working as a test cook for Cook's Illustrated in 1999 and is responsible for the food and recipe development for all America's Test Kitchen cookbooks. She holds an A.O.S. degree from the Culinary Institute of America and a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from SUNY Albany before coming to America's Test Kitchen, she worked in Albany, the Berkshires, San Francisco, and the Napa Valley at several restaurants, catering companies, schools, and wineries. Julia resides in Natick, Massachusetts, where she enjoys cooking with her husband, Ian, who is a fishmonger, and her daughter, Marta.

by Anonymousreply 18306/21/2017

They showed then cleaning a cast iron pan with water!!

I thought water was never supposed to touch a cast iron skillet! 😳😳

by Anonymousreply 18406/22/2017

I always wash my cast iron skillet with soap and water after every use. I don't care if you're supposed to or not. I don't like greasy, sticky things in my kitchen.

by Anonymousreply 18506/22/2017

R161 the mermaid hair is the worst!

by Anonymousreply 18606/22/2017
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