Kid’s Test Kitchen

December 4th, 2007

In the last year, I have cooked more and more than ever. I’ve learned lots of new cooking techniques and cooked lots of new meals. Most of this has been due to the PBS show, America’s Test Kitchen. I have borrowed all the videos from the library and tried probably hundreds (not kidding) of new recipes from their videos and books. What I love about ATK is that they will try the same recipe hundreds of time with different ingredients and cooking techniques to get the best. Mike calls it “Cooking for Engineers.”
Mike loves all the new foods. He complains that he doesn’t enjoy going out to eat anymore because my cooking is better. Who wants overcooked pasta or dry chicken from a restaurant???

The girls are a little more dubious at times. They have some new favorites but often they have to pick around the onions, garlic and veggies. After watching many episodes themselves (they can quote the banter of the chefs and editor) and tasting many ATK dishes, they decided to make grilled cheese sandwiches the ATK way. In typical ATK style, they tried to make grilled cheese in several ways including using various combinations of cheeses. The even learned some things themselves such as not needing to butter the inside of the bread. It was fun to have them experiment (fail and succeed) and learn in the process.

2 comments to “Kid’s Test Kitchen”

  1. I guess I gotta go check out this America’s Test Kitchen. Kudos to you on all your good home cooking. It’s the best…IMO. 🙂

  2. sounds like some yummy meals at the Gormish residence! How fun to see the girls so active in the kitchen too. Lucky Mike!!!!

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