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Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag

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Anyone catch this show on OWN? I think it's a pretty original concept, in each episode the two hosts choose a cookbook, then try out some of the recipes, then rate the cookbook. They have a professional chef judge the outcome of their attempts. I think what makes this show is the two hosts, they are fun to watch. It just started, so I may change my mind, but I think this is a great, fun show.

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  1. They've been on-air in Canada for quite some time with this and older shows with a similar format. It's more consumer oriented and grounded in reality than most "cooking" shows that grossly misrepresent the skills and materials access deficits that can block success. They're innocuous and way less "produced" than most similar shows. They screw-up in the kitchen and live with it--like the rest of us

    1. They have actually convinced me to purchase two cookbooks because of their testing. Hopefully with the show airing on OWN they will produce some new episodes, I think I have watched all the old ones and can't wait for more. Great show for something produced entirely in Canada! The hosts are honest, down-to-earth, and make the same mistakes that a normal person would, which makes me at least, feel like less of an idiot (the episode where they have to work with live lobster was hilarious).

      1. I will look for this show. Thanks for the tip.

        1. I have watched most of the episodes (I am in Canada) and I really like the show. Both hosts are fun and the concept doesn't get old. I mostly agree with their findings (on the books I know) and bought a couple of books after they tried them.

          1. I enjoy the show a lot but sometimes I find them a little cluless. I do have to give them big credit for making the French Laundry pigs feet.