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Nov 5, 2010 05:54 PM

America's Test Kitchen cooks from Fanny Farmer

On November 13 (in Boston - check your PBS schedule), America's Test Kitchen is doing the whole Thanksgiving menu of 12 dishes from the old Fannie Farmer cookbook. I just got an e-mail from the local affiliate about it, without a lot of detail. This may well be a longer special, not the usual half-hour show, and I imagine there will be liberal tweaking of Fannie's recipes.

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  1. I just saw this while checking my email too, Came on to post it, but you were ahead of me.

    For those interested here's a link:

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    1. re: hummingbird

      The book looks interesting, too. Has anyone out there given it a read?

      1. re: Firegoat

        Got it from the library last week. It was interesting - a lot of food and social history - 'Victorian' Boston - and, as is usual for Chris Kimball, tons of detail for the prep and execution. The cooking staff had a huge challenge to pull the dinner together. I really liked it.. [Plus, Mark Bittman and Jose Andres attended the dinner. Always a plus for me.]

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        1. I just checked next Saturday's listing, on at 3:00pm(Boston) show is one hour long. The link I provided shows recipes and lots of interesting pictures, of both the food, guests, and staff working on the menu.

          I'm watching PBS Boston now, and there have been a couple of premos for it, it certainly looks interesting.

          1. I watched Cook's Country today and Kimball made a reference to Fanny Farmer and mentioned he had gone to San Francisco and was somewhat involved with the update of that cookbook. YEAH Giants!!! (I was waiting for an opening)

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            1. re: nvcook

              Kimball's going to be involved with the next edition of Fannie Farmer?

              Well. guess my current edition edited by Marion Cunningham is the last I'LL buy.

            2. This is probably the one cooking show left on the air that I really like, down to earth staff, informative, teaches technique, excellent cooking equipment recs, good website and most importantly they never 'jumped the shark'.