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Can I Say That America's Test Kitchen REALLY Irritates Me?!

oakjoan | Jul 28, 2006 03:51 AM

I was just reading on the home cooking board, about a great chicken roast recipe from ATK. I often watch the program Saturdays on PBS, I seem to be drawn to it even though it makes me bristle.

I really am sick of the introduction when whatever recipe they're preparing that day is described in awful terms, e.g., beef brisket.

They talk about it as if we all have eaten nothing but terrible brisket year after year til they came along. They use words like "tough", "stringy", "dry" and show a disgusting pan of congealed fat and stringy meat. I mean why do they have to overdo it like this? Their intros always use these descriptive terms - "gummy", "greasy", "limp", "soggy", etc.

If they started their shows in a more honest way, perhaps I could get into them. They could just say that they've found a way to make REALLY GREAT fried chicken or whatever, without the pix of pools of grease and burned chicken.

Okay, end of rant.

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