America's Test Kitchen

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  1. tem

    tem Well-Known Member

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    On the episode, the bottom of the potatoes when the turn them out are very dark brown. I used yukon gold instead of russetts so YMMV.
     
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  3. jsmeeker

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    but were they crisp?
     
  4. Drewster

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    Are they doing new shows this year? My TiVo hasn't pulled anything newer than 2005 since, well, 2005.
     
  5. pdhenry

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    The 2007 season started on January 6 or 13. Today they demo'ed chicken Kiev, taste tested white bread and reviewed cookbook holders.

    http://americastestkitchen.com/episodelist.asp
     
  6. jsmeeker

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    yup. I think I've already recorded two or three shows from the 2007 season (which starts at the first of the year).

    Do you have access to an another PBS station or are you stuck with just KCET?
     
  7. Aniketos

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    I just started watching this show, really good. I like that they review equipment and ingredients. My only problem with it would be having a membership fee to see year old+ recipes and reviews.
     
  8. gchance

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    Aniketos, you need to buy Cook's Illustrated. It's basically the show in magazine form, and although the recipes are different, it's the same kind of deal. The editor is the guy who hosts the show, Christopher whatshisname. :)

    Also at the end of the year they print a book of all the Cook's recipes and all the Test Kitchen recipes (separate books).

    Do you blame them for making you become a member to see old recipes & reviews? That's a lot of material for them to store forever.

    Greg
     
  9. Aniketos

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    Can't blame them for capitalism, but I'm spoiled by the food network.
     
  10. balboa dave

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    While the TV program itself is underwritten to some extent, the TV shows and magazines do not accept advertisements or sponsors. This makes the recipes their only source of on-line income, so charging for web access makes sense. The magazines are supported by subscriptions alone.
     
  11. markymark_ctown

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    i like this show. has a "good eats" flavor to it since christopher kimball (it is kimball isn't it?) is about as much of a geek as alton.
     
  12. pdhenry

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    The TV show is underwritten by food and kitchen equipment manufacturers (Kohler, Woodbridge Wines by Robert Mondavi, Viva Towels, California Fig growers, cooking.com) but they don't review those manufacturers' products.

    Interestingly, Cook's Illustrated (the magazine) is prohibited by FTC rules from "underwriting, or in any way funding, the filming, editing, and distribution of a public television series based on the concepts of Cook’s Illustrated." I think the point is they can't use a public TV series to sell magazine subscriptions. So they need corporate underwriting of the TV series all the more.
     
  13. gchance

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    Kimball, that's it. He's more geeky than Alton, he even wears a bow tie. :)

    Greg
     
  14. Havana Brown

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    You can also get on their email list and they will send you frequent emails with recipes and gadget reviews. I like the end of the year book.
     
  15. jerobi

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    Not that I've seen, unfortunately. I've been subscribing for a few years now.
     
  16. jerobi

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    ...and books about books, and recipe cards, and a spinoff Country Cooking (?) magazine, etc.

    As a CI subscriber I probably get some mailed offers from them every other week. I'm happy to stick with CI in print and ATK on TV.
     
  17. gchance

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    I've been enjoying some of the spinoffs. They have a quarterly one with lighter versions of their recipes. I made a lasagna from the last one that was AMAZINGLY good.

    Greg
     
  18. pdhenry

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    Blasphemy!!

    It's certainly closer to cooking than Semi-Homemade.
     
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  20. gchance

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    Can't we all just get along?!?!?!?!?

    Greg
     

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