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America's Test Kitchen

Has anyone subscribed to Am. Test Kitchen free on line? It gives you access to their recipes, but I think I recall hearing that once they get your address they continue to pester you???

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  1. I seem to recall unsubscribing due to being bombarded with emails.

    1. Yep, they do send inordinate amounts of email. I will say, though, that as opposed to a few years ago, when I recently unsubscribed from the emails it actually worked and I stopped receiving them.

      1. Oh yeah... They bother you but the information is really good. The recipes are really good. However you are not allowed some recipes and info unless you subscribe and that costs money. I think it is worth it in your first 2 years of learning to cook well. You can collect all the recipes you want and put them on your hard drive. After 2 years, I dropped my subscription but not before I learned a lot and I had collected hundreds of recipes.

        I suggest you create a special email account just for AMT then you can go in occasionally and clear out all the special offers.

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        1. re: Hank Hanover

          I do this- sep email just for website newsletter and such, it cleaned up my digital life considerably!

        2. Kimbal is irritating, I'd like to see those two gals have their own show without him standing around with his dweeb comments.

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          1. re: mrbigshotno.1

            Ha. See the threads about this in Food Media & News.

            What, you don't like the, "Everyone else screws up "X" dish; we tried six million versions so we could make this how WE like it; you lucky dumb peasants are fortunate to reap the benefits of our superior taste/talents" ?

            What's not to like?

            Agreed with above, however, they do have great, albeit plain, recipes. I'd even like to work in their test kitchen if I didn't have to deal with Chris.

          2. Yuppers, had to unsubscribe also. Got inbox crowd from them.

            1. constant contact by e-mail and by phone. Further, if you buy a cookbook, be careful. The form that you are asked to sign is deceptive and if you are not exceedingly careful, you will receive books that you don't know you ordered, because you didn't "opt out." A disgusting marketing tactic, which they hope will sell books that were not knowingly ordered.

              1. How this fraud is continually perpetrated on the public causes to me to scratch my head and my ass at the same time.

                1. why can't you get in touch with kimbal directly. His show does not represent America. Doesn't even look like America. I purchased the book and I am very sorry that I did.
                  Any one know how to get in touch with Kimbal directly and not just another place to purchase one of his products?

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                  1. re: americaisdiverse

                    Cook's Illustrated
                    17 Station St
                    Brookline‎ MA‎ 02445

                    (617) 232-1000