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NFT: Milk Street, a PBS cooking show

Bill in UT : 10/13/2021 12:41 am
Christopher Kimball, the owner/host of Milk Street was an original founder of American Test Kitchens. He left in a dispute in 2015, I believe, and started a new show called Milk Street. I personally find him to be a bit of a douche, but his show is now perhaps my favorite cooking show. They feature very few American type dishes, most of their recipes are from around the world. I am a digital member on their website, which gives me access to additional recipes, but I believe everything that they air on TV is available for free on their website. If your tastes include the different and exotic, I highly recommend watching the show on PBS, Saturdays, I believe.

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Bill in UT : 10/13/2021 12:45 am : link
'I personally find him to be a bit of a douche'  
smshmth8690 : 10/12/2021 9:47 pm : link : reply
I laughed.

One thing I can't stand about him was on America's Test Kitchen, anytime someone wanted to add chiles to a dish, he always bitched about it. Now, on Milk Street, he's always eating spicy food. Kind of a dick move. It is a pretty good show though.



I used to read 
 Pork Chop : 10/12/2021 9:47 pm : link : reply

Cook's Illustrated religiously. He was editor I think but his essays came across a bit douchey but they were always informative.


Yeah, there’s an NPR radio show, too  

exiled : 10/12/2021 10:32 pm : link : reply

You’re right, he is sorta duchey, but it’s a good program.
I love the show  
Aaroninma : 10/13/2021 4:47 am : link
Watch it almost every AM.

I do have some friends in yhe Boston restaurants scene and douche is how they woild describe him lol
I liked him better on ATK and that show is now unwatchable for me  
Dinger : 10/13/2021 8:04 am : link
On the few times I've watched Milk St, he know strikes me as too pretentious and the recipes aren't ones I'm interested in. I used to like the banter he had with the 'chefs' on ATK and the product trials they did. I guess I'm just hokey.
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varco : 10/13/2021 8:17 am : link
Actually like the ATK and related (Cook's Country) shows better without Christopher Kimball. The cast seems more relaxed and natural now that the presence of Kimball was removed. Milk Street recipes are way too esoteric and unappealing - North African and South Asian dishes, etc. On another note, this guy ditched his wife and kids to marry his offscreen assistant at ATK. In any event, better without him.
Kimball was a bit of weird personality on ATK  
Jimmy Googs : 10/13/2021 9:28 am : link
and the show has remained just fine without him.

Have watched Milk Street a few times but still prefer ATK moreso. The latter just has more recipes I would actually use.
RE: Kimball was a bit of weird personality on ATK  
Bill in UT : 10/13/2021 9:54 am : link
In comment 15411751 Jimmy Googs said:
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and the show has remained just fine without him.

Have watched Milk Street a few times but still prefer ATK moreso. The latter just has more recipes I would actually use.


I never saw him on ATK, I only go back a few years with the show. I just like the way he interacts with the other cast members on MS. I gave up my subscription to ATK this year- I found the cooking from home during Covid shows to be pretty useless. So far I haven't cared for Cook's Country this season. I didn't think I'd be into the MS recipes, but the more I've made, the more I like them. I'm very into bold flavors and lots of those dishes supply them. I've got my menus scheduled for one night of Indian/Asian/Chinese/African per week and another of Mex/Caribbean/So. American. Plus you're getting maybe the top dozen dishes from various countries vs. a different take on the 312th best U.S. dish. I enjoy the variety.
As an aside  
Bill in UT : 10/13/2021 10:16 am : link
MS has really upgraded it's camera work this season. Closeups, slo-mo. Best of any cooking show I've seen.
RE: RE: Kimball was a bit of weird personality on ATK  
Jimmy Googs : 10/13/2021 11:26 am : link
In comment 15411782 Bill in UT said:
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In comment 15411751 Jimmy Googs said:


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and the show has remained just fine without him.

Have watched Milk Street a few times but still prefer ATK moreso. The latter just has more recipes I would actually use.



I never saw him on ATK, I only go back a few years with the show. I just like the way he interacts with the other cast members on MS. I gave up my subscription to ATK this year- I found the cooking from home during Covid shows to be pretty useless. So far I haven't cared for Cook's Country this season. I didn't think I'd be into the MS recipes, but the more I've made, the more I like them. I'm very into bold flavors and lots of those dishes supply them. I've got my menus scheduled for one night of Indian/Asian/Chinese/African per week and another of Mex/Caribbean/So. American. Plus you're getting maybe the top dozen dishes from various countries vs. a different take on the 312th best U.S. dish. I enjoy the variety.


Yep, different strokes. We don't go for that much variety in our home cooking, although we include it in our restaurant rotation (sushi, Thai, Mex, etc.).

Home cooking for me is fun but still has to stay within parameters of my time and being easy to moderately easy.
RE: RE: RE: Kimball was a bit of weird personality on ATK  
TEPLimey : 10/13/2021 1:07 pm : link
In comment 15411908 Jimmy Googs said:
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Yep, different strokes. We don't go for that much variety in our home cooking, although we include it in our restaurant rotation (sushi, Thai, Mex, etc.).

Home cooking for me is fun but still has to stay within parameters of my time and being easy to moderately easy.


If you do want to change your weeknights up a little, Milk Street has a few cookbooks out. Two of them, "Tuesday Nights" (which has an Asian influence without being totally unfamiliar) and "Tuesday Nights: Mediterranean" are geared towards people who want/need that moderately easy dinner. The recipes are divvied up into three categories: 20, 30 and 45 minutes from prep to table.

My between my wife and I, we cook almost every night and between those two cookbooks, we have probably made about 20-25 dishes over the course of the past year and were disappointed in, literally, only one recipe. My kids (5 and 8) have had no complaints either, although they are admittedly probably a little more adventurous than average kids their ages.

We regularly hit up the local library to sample cookbooks but occasionally (rarely) purchase real standouts to have at the ready. Tuesday Nights made the cut and I would certainly think about the Mediterranean version just to have handy.
Thanks Tep  
Jimmy Googs : 10/13/2021 2:03 pm : link
will check out that book for certain!

You can read this or listen ...  
BronxBob : 10/13/2021 3:45 pm : link
I heard this on NPR's All Things Considered last night (10/12/21).
New book brings foodies on a global culinary adventure - ( New Window )
My bro hates him, but  
Grey Pilgrim : 10/13/2021 6:30 pm : link
I"m a fan.

:shrug:
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