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Jan 1, 2011 06:43 AM

America's Test Kitchen Radio

Just heard a promo for this new show, beginning Sat, Jan 8 on NPR. The concept of cooking on the radio is a fraught one, like radio ventriloquism.

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    1. re: HillJ

      Thanks for letting your fingers do the walking (a phrase on the endangered species list, as some cities now want to ban phone books because of the recycling burden). It's unclear if this will be broadcast other than on WGBH - possibly the Boston area will be a test run. Happy to notice the ginger tapioca recipe, though: another dish for the "round tuit" list!

      1. re: greygarious

        I gave a quick listen to the first show listed on WGBH and I'll be following along to see where this leads. Thank you for calling attention to the programming.

    2. VH1 had a Best of SNL: Alec Baldwin show the other night, and I was fortunate enough to catch the Schweddy Balls segment. Cooking on the radio should be so entertaining!

      "no one can resist my Schweddy Balls"...

      1. Cooking and recipe shows have had success on the radio for decades. There was a ventriloquist act with a 20 year run on network radio as well (Edgar Bergen).

        I think the success of The Splendid Table and Kimball's appearances on that show is what prompted this show.

        1. Kimball was interviewed this week on a local Boston radio chat show:

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          1. re: greygarious

            pretty hilarious that Callie referred to the SNL public radio skit, mentioned by coney with everything above, inside of the first few seconds of the interivew.

          2. Sounds amusing, esp. for those driving around Saturdays from market to market. Listening to Kimball (who I enjoy) is probably a net gain over watching him.

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            1. re: bob96

              +1... kimball is good on radio. You can avoid his visual goofiness.