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Cooking DVDs? Alton Brown? America's Test Kitchen? What's good?

Sid Post | Jan 1, 2012 11:49 AM

I have enjoyed watching America's Test Kitchen on PBS and have watched Alton Brown in the past. That got me to thinking about buying some DVD's to watch while on travel or back on the farm with questionable television service.

What cooking oriented or related DVD's are good and "worth the money"? Any particular seasons or series to avoid?

Reviews of America's Test Kitchens later seasons seem to be mixed though I haven't seen them so I'm wondering if I should skip the newer stuff or not. I was thinking about buying Seasons 8 thru 11 which run ~$21.

With Alton Brown, sifting through all the DVD's is very confusing. I'm also having trouble finding complete seasons and understanding how the "Good Eats" the early, middle, and later years relates to seasonal DVD's.

What does everyone recommend and why? I should add I'm looking for education and entertainment both, though not necessarily in the same DVD set.

Thanks!
Sid

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