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Kimball on local TV

greygarious Jan 4, 2013 08:53 PM

Christopher Kimball will be on a "one guest" episode of WGBH's Greater Boston on Monday, Jan. 7, 7pm channel 2.

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    Bellachefa RE: greygarious Jan 5, 2013 05:47 AM

    ummm?

    1. Gio RE: greygarious Jan 5, 2013 05:53 AM

      It will be interesting to see just what Emily will be able to drag out of him that we don't already know...

      1. C. Hamster RE: greygarious Jan 5, 2013 06:33 AM

        I'll avoid it. I can't stand him...

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          gracenote RE: C. Hamster Jan 5, 2013 07:51 AM

          totally with you on that

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            hyde RE: C. Hamster Jan 5, 2013 08:12 AM

            oh come on! who doesnt love being spoken to like a child by a millionaire prig from phillips exeter with an art degree?

            (that said, i have been a Cook's mag subsciber since 93, which, i guess, makes me part of the problem)

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              cambridgedoctpr RE: hyde Jan 5, 2013 08:44 AM

              the idea of trying to understand how cooking works is the essence of what kimbal is trying to do.

              That said, there is little change and innovation on the magazine or the shows. It would be more interesting if they would go more ethnic.

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                sr44 RE: cambridgedoctpr Jan 5, 2013 08:51 AM

                I actually find their ethnic ventures more alarming. They make a lot of substitutions for ingredients not easily found in a supermarket. And I don't trust their tasting panel. They tend to prefer sweetness as a major flavor component.

          2. greygarious RE: greygarious Jan 5, 2013 02:10 PM

            Must every mention of Kimball degenerate into mudslinging? I just posted the info for anyone who is interested in hearing the conversation. I suggest people who think he has nothing of value to say refrain from tuning in, and that others reserve comment until they have watched the interview. I too got fed up with CI but still get ideas and info from some of the CC and ATK shows.

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              FinnFPM RE: greygarious Jan 5, 2013 08:27 PM

              And refrain from turning in I'm sure we shall.

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                MC Slim JB RE: greygarious Jan 6, 2013 05:24 AM

                Well, he is a TV personality, and his personality obviously offends a lot of people. I'd say that makes it Kimball's problem, not ours.

                http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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                  cambridgedoctpr RE: MC Slim JB Jan 7, 2013 05:59 AM

                  Even Kimball makes fun of his stage personality; on one show, one of his viewers told them to get rid of the geek with the glasses. He said, no can do, i am the boss here.

                  I like the idea that they are serious about teaching cooking and not spending a whole lot of time on life styles.

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                  Ruprecht RE: greygarious Jan 7, 2013 05:30 AM

                  I, for one, appreciate his mags and tv shows for what they are, especially what seems to be their prime directive of avoiding hard-to-find ingredients or specialized equipment. However, his manner is insufferable, from the ridiculous "down home VT" column at the beginning of every CI issue, to the scoffy half-laugh that follows every phrase when he is describing the "before" of some dish being remade on one of the shows.

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                  shaebones RE: greygarious Jan 6, 2013 11:41 PM

                  He flunked the vanilla ice cream blind taste testing on his radio show this week.. He picked Sealtest over B & J and Hagendaaz. Loved that. :)

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                    kobuta RE: shaebones Jan 8, 2013 08:04 AM

                    He flunked the greek yogurt taste test on one of the recently aired episodes. I don't get the impression he presents himself as a having a master palate, so he doesn't bother me as much. His show doesn't cook or showcase the food I often prefer, but I'm not his target audience. I actually really like their equipment and gadget tests, and find the info very helpful.

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