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Series: America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen is a Cooking Show on PBS and essentially the TV version of Cook's Illustrated magazine, hosted by editor Christopher Kimball. Unlike most cooking shows (particularly those on PBS), it focuses on the "science" of cooking; it could be thought of as a more straight-up version of Good Eats. In addition to recipes and general cooking tips, the show also features a science corner, letters to the editor (Chris Kimball), an Equipment Corner (consumer cooking goods reviews) and a tasting lab.

A spin-off (more like very minor variation) is Cook's Country, once again featuring host Chris Kimball and pretty much the rest of the America's Test Kitchen staff.


  • Dueling Shows: Kimball has noted the similarity to Good Eats, and taken care to point out the differences.
  • In Name Only: There's a video game for the Nintendo DS. It's actually a sequel to an unrelated game called Personal Trainer: Cooking. All it has in common with the show is the title.

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