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Jan 4, 2013 08:53 PM

Kimball on local TV

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

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

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          1. re: C. Hamster

            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)

            1. re: hyde

              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.

              1. re: cambridgedoctpr

                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. 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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            1. re: greygarious

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

              1. re: greygarious

                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.


                1. re: MC Slim JB

                  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.

                2. re: greygarious

                  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.

                3. 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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                  1. re: shaebones

                    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.