Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|America's Test Kitchen The Complete 4th Season|
Actor: Christopher Kimball (Host)
Director: Herb Sevush (Director);Geoffrey Drummond (Executive Producer)
Genres: Special Interests, Television
America's Test Kitchen is the public television cooking show filmed in the test kitchen of Cook's Illustrated magazine just outside Boston, Massachusetts. Watched by more than 2.5 million viewers per episode, America's Tes... more »
America's Test Kitchen Season 4 DVD
Sheriff N. Osni | Murphy, TX | 04/25/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A must have excellent academic, thorough and entertaining culinary resource for all home cooks and professional chefs who desire to be a step above the rest, and not wasting their time in the kitchen reinventing the wheel. Regardless of which season, America's Test Kitchen takes the guessing out with detailed step by step instructions on how and why a certain ingredient, recipe and equipment is used along with a sleuth of informative factual and scientific tid bits explained in an easy-to-understand manner. Every season covers an array of primal and sub-primal meat cuts, fabrication, best cooking methods, equipment and product testing, ingredient taste tests, authentic to modern variation on many made-from-scratch global and regional soups, salads, appetizers, entrees, desserts, sauces, rubs, marinades and seasonings. Buy the whole collection and you will never be disappointed."
Great series, but no recipes included
kalyson | Sacramento, CA USA | 01/09/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are no recipes included on these DVD's - of any season - until Season 9. Season 9 does have recipes. Presumably they will be included in future editions, as well. Clearly they wanted to sell the recipes either in the companion book or online, so it is to their credit they have started including the recipes on the DVD's.
There are many parts of episodes missing from the DVD's that were part of the actual season. The web site has all the episodes listed with each and every recipe they did: [...]
I have all of the DVD sets, and there are many, many of the recipes that are not on the DVD's that are listed there for the actual shows. Although they say:
AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN: THE COMPLETE x SEASON All 26 episodes
This is rather misleading, because they are not complete.
That being said, the shows are excellent. I found the quality of the production to be very good. The recipes are great, the episodes are fun to watch and they are often humorous. I personally would prefer more cooking and less equipment and product taste testing - that just does not require a video. I can read about that. It is helpful watching and learning from someone who is cooking, though. I don't learn anything from equipment/product testing that requires a video.
I would recommend them in spite of these issues because they are very helpful, instructive, and fun to watch.
You can get all old seasons on their web site for 50% off and with quite reasonable shipping costs.