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  • Post #31 - November 18th, 2015, 1:30 pm
    Post #31 - November 18th, 2015, 1:30 pm Post #31 - November 18th, 2015, 1:30 pm
    Kenji has put out a pretty heavy cookbook, tho'.

    :)

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #32 - November 18th, 2015, 4:31 pm
    Post #32 - November 18th, 2015, 4:31 pm Post #32 - November 18th, 2015, 4:31 pm
    Geo wrote:Kenji has put out a pretty heavy cookbook, tho'.

    :)

    Geo

    Yeah,tell me about it. I just borrowed it from the library was shocked at the weight. 5.8 lbs :shock: on Amazon. The covers are also too smooth. Try and pick this thing up with one hand I can easily see I slipping out of one's hand.
    That being said it's great book that covers just about everything in great detail.
  • Post #33 - November 18th, 2015, 9:30 pm
    Post #33 - November 18th, 2015, 9:30 pm Post #33 - November 18th, 2015, 9:30 pm
    Artie wrote:
    Geo wrote:Kenji has put out a pretty heavy cookbook, tho'.

    :)

    Geo

    Yeah,tell me about it. I just borrowed it from the library was shocked at the weight. 5.8 lbs :shock: on Amazon. The covers are also too smooth. Try and pick this thing up with one hand I can easily see I slipping out of one's hand.
    That being said it's great book that covers just about everything in great detail.


    I know. But based on update experiences from reading SE, including the comments, I decided to wait for a "corrected" edition. :roll:
    And I adore his annual vegan experiment.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #34 - November 19th, 2015, 11:19 am
    Post #34 - November 19th, 2015, 11:19 am Post #34 - November 19th, 2015, 11:19 am
    Serious Eats has pretty much stopped producing content since the recent sale. They went from 8-10 posts a day to 1-2, and most days one (if not both) of those posts is some sort of recycled content (list of old recipes), shameless plug for Amazon links or the sous vide they have a kickback with, or a recipe from Kenji's book. It went from a must visit daily site for me to an afterthought almost overnight.
  • Post #35 - November 19th, 2015, 11:34 am
    Post #35 - November 19th, 2015, 11:34 am Post #35 - November 19th, 2015, 11:34 am
    Agree totally with admich. I've subscribed to Serious Eat's daily blog since it became available. It went from being a daily "must read" to "essentially worthless" overnight. I guess the original content-rich version was unsustainable, so the owners sold the name and mailing list and got out.

    Too bad, it was once useful. Currently, you can count on the fingers of no hand food/cooking sources that have retained their value. (I'm assuming--pessimistically--that Cook's Illustrated as we know it is finished, tool

    All hail LTH!!

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #36 - November 19th, 2015, 1:20 pm
    Post #36 - November 19th, 2015, 1:20 pm Post #36 - November 19th, 2015, 1:20 pm
    used to love Serious Eats and Slice and A Hamburger Today. They had great reviews from restaurants and tons of new posts. It sucks now.
  • Post #37 - February 14th, 2016, 3:10 pm
    Post #37 - February 14th, 2016, 3:10 pm Post #37 - February 14th, 2016, 3:10 pm
    Happy Valentine's Day! I just downloaded the new issue of CI and knew the moment I read an article that this was submitted after Kimball's departure. I then beat a path to the Editorial and it is generic. Then went back to the first issue of the year where Kimball is clearly saying goodbye.

    I don't know about this change.

    I am going to cook from it anyhow and decide when it is time to renew what I will do.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #38 - February 14th, 2016, 3:24 pm
    Post #38 - February 14th, 2016, 3:24 pm Post #38 - February 14th, 2016, 3:24 pm
    Kimball posted a somewhat bitter letter after he was fired. http://the-toast.net/2015/11/17/a-farewell-letter-from-chris-kimball/
  • Post #39 - February 14th, 2016, 4:51 pm
    Post #39 - February 14th, 2016, 4:51 pm Post #39 - February 14th, 2016, 4:51 pm
    nr706 wrote:Kimball posted a somewhat bitter letter after he was fired. http://the-toast.net/2015/11/17/a-farewell-letter-from-chris-kimball/

    Advice to Kimball: Get over yourself, man! :lol:

    =R=
    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #40 - February 14th, 2016, 6:04 pm
    Post #40 - February 14th, 2016, 6:04 pm Post #40 - February 14th, 2016, 6:04 pm
    It's not a real letter from Kimball, it's an attempt at humor by a writer for "The Toast" (which Adweek describes as a "ladyblog", who knew that was a thing?).
    fine words butter no parsnips
  • Post #41 - February 14th, 2016, 6:22 pm
    Post #41 - February 14th, 2016, 6:22 pm Post #41 - February 14th, 2016, 6:22 pm
    Roger Ramjet wrote:It's not a real letter from Kimball, it's an attempt at humor by a writer for "The Toast" (which Adweek describes as a "ladyblog", who knew that was a thing?).

    Ha! It makes sense that it wasn't actually penned by Kimball . . . unless he'd been drinking. Then it might have made perfect sense.

    =R=
    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #42 - February 14th, 2016, 7:02 pm
    Post #42 - February 14th, 2016, 7:02 pm Post #42 - February 14th, 2016, 7:02 pm
    Roger Ramjet wrote:It's not a real letter from Kimball, it's an attempt at humor by a writer for "The Toast" (which Adweek describes as a "ladyblog", who knew that was a thing?).


    Yeah emphasis on attempt. So perhaps his final letter is actually a tweak on that piece since he talks quite a bit about ghosts in their VT home. It seemed odd when I read it until I read the "satirized" final letter.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #43 - March 3rd, 2016, 9:43 am
    Post #43 - March 3rd, 2016, 9:43 am Post #43 - March 3rd, 2016, 9:43 am
    Today, CI announced that the new hosts of ATK will be Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster. I think this is a better choice than Jack Bishop as host. New host(s) for Cooks Country is/are still up in the air, with an announcement to come soon. It appears that Bishop is the new boss, though. The press release came from him.

    I'm pleased to announce the new hosts of America's Test Kitchen will be Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster. They have been fixtures on the show since that first episode aired back in 2001. You know their cooking skills (they have prepared hundreds of recipes on air) as well as their deep knowledge of food. They are both so funny, smart, and passionate about our mission, which is to help you become a better cook. I’m excited to see Bridget and Julia in their roles.

    You will continue to see Chris in episodes of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country already filmed and distributed to your local public television station. Julia and Bridget will make their appearance as co-hosts on brand-new episodes of America’s Test Kitchen starting in 2017. Check local public television station listings for the schedule of season 17 episodes. Chris will continue to host America’s Test Kitchen Radio. And stay tuned for upcoming news about Cook’s Country hosts; we’ll let you know as soon as we have news to share!
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #44 - March 3rd, 2016, 11:11 am
    Post #44 - March 3rd, 2016, 11:11 am Post #44 - March 3rd, 2016, 11:11 am
    I made a recipe from the current issue of CI. It was not edited by Kimball. I knew it the minute I read the article accompanying the recipe.

    I didn't like the article much, it got hokey. But the recipe was simple and delicious. It is going into my rotation of dessert offerings. It was the posset.

    Bishop made a great choice with Collin Davison and Lancaster as hosts. I am curious to see their interactions together. Folks enjoy them a lot. This makes me far less nervous about the changes post-Kimball on the product.

    I had wondered if Kimball had a succession plan given his age.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #45 - March 3rd, 2016, 11:20 am
    Post #45 - March 3rd, 2016, 11:20 am Post #45 - March 3rd, 2016, 11:20 am
    pairs4life wrote:I had wondered if Kimball had a succession plan given his age.


    He might have, but I don't think this is it. :wink: I'm betting we haven't heard the last from Mr. Kimball.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #46 - March 4th, 2016, 5:10 pm
    Post #46 - March 4th, 2016, 5:10 pm Post #46 - March 4th, 2016, 5:10 pm
    stevez wrote:
    pairs4life wrote:I had wondered if Kimball had a succession plan given his age.


    He might have, but I don't think this is it. :wink: I'm betting we haven't heard the last from Mr. Kimball.


    No. But his kids weren't in it so this probably had more of his print on it, especially Bishop as editor than I originally thought. He's been clear on Twitter he isn't done.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #47 - March 4th, 2016, 5:57 pm
    Post #47 - March 4th, 2016, 5:57 pm Post #47 - March 4th, 2016, 5:57 pm
    I saw Kimball doing a guest appearance on the Today show a couple months ago. He was still representing CI, and you could see he was not very happy doing so. His attitude and body language said that he would have been happier doing anything else. I'm looking forward to whatever he has up his sleeve.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #48 - June 1st, 2016, 7:03 am
    Post #48 - June 1st, 2016, 7:03 am Post #48 - June 1st, 2016, 7:03 am
    pairs4life wrote:I had wondered if Kimball had a succession plan given his age.

    Now he is moving on. Instead of polishing his carefully created New England sensibility and hovering over the obsessive recipe-testing platform on which he built Cook’s Illustrated magazine and its offspring, Mr. Kimball is loosening his bow tie and shifting his culinary worldview.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/01/dinin ... -ipad&_r=0
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #49 - November 24th, 2017, 12:52 am
    Post #49 - November 24th, 2017, 12:52 am Post #49 - November 24th, 2017, 12:52 am
    Discountmags has a great Black Friday Deal on both Cooks Illustrated and Cooks Country,$5.99 and $5.79 respectively for a 1 year subscription and option to lengthen them. Good on both New and Renewal subscriptions

    https://www.discountmags.com/promos/blackfriday2017?
  • Post #50 - November 24th, 2017, 2:56 pm
    Post #50 - November 24th, 2017, 2:56 pm Post #50 - November 24th, 2017, 2:56 pm
    Artie wrote:Discountmags has a great Black Friday Deal on both Cooks Illustrated and Cooks Country,$5.99 and $5.79 respectively for a 1 year subscription and option to lengthen them. Good on both New and Renewal subscriptions

    https://www.discountmags.com/promos/blackfriday2017?

    thanks artie, i just extended 2 subscriptions, CI and saveur.
  • Post #51 - November 24th, 2017, 4:32 pm
    Post #51 - November 24th, 2017, 4:32 pm Post #51 - November 24th, 2017, 4:32 pm
    Ditto tnx Artie! I just extended CI and Cook's Country. Good deal!

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #52 - November 26th, 2017, 3:10 am
    Post #52 - November 26th, 2017, 3:10 am Post #52 - November 26th, 2017, 3:10 am
    Hi- I don't know how I missed this. I just saw a post on mashupmom about discount magazine, and somebody was amazed that TV Guide was only $5 a year, and so I decided to take a look at the list, and Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country were on there. The deal has been extended, and so it is still up. I think I might get Cook's Illustrated. Does anybody here get Cook's Country? I don't know if I would use that as much. BTW- Milk Street is not on the list. There are lots of deals to be had though. I thought the deal was only for new subscribers though? Hope this helps, Nancy
  • Post #53 - November 26th, 2017, 9:05 am
    Post #53 - November 26th, 2017, 9:05 am Post #53 - November 26th, 2017, 9:05 am
    NFriday wrote: There are lots of deals to be had though. I thought the deal was only for new subscribers though?

    Good for both new and renewal. Click the 'new subscription' button and there is a 'renew my subscription' choice.
  • Post #54 - November 26th, 2017, 10:58 am
    Post #54 - November 26th, 2017, 10:58 am Post #54 - November 26th, 2017, 10:58 am
    America's Test Kitchen has a new cookbook that just came out last week called Nutritious Delicious. It talks about 50 super foods, and what to do with them. It looks wonderful. I think I am going to order it. On Amazon through today, there is a $5 off $20 worth of books code. If you are not a member of Prime, you have to make a $25 purchase to get free shipping.

    I decided to get both Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country from discount magazine, because they were so cheap. As far as I know the deal is still valid. Thanks, Nancy

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