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Old 02-04-2014, 12:01 PM   #1
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ATK Online Cooking School

Has anyone tried America Test Kitchen's Online Cooking School? Since I'm a newbie cook, I'm considering it. I've been getting a lot of value out of my Cooks Illustrated web subscription.

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Old 02-04-2014, 04:59 PM   #2
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Can you leave a link so we can look it over KG? I'm wondering if it isn't a ploy to get more money from you.
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:02 PM   #3
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Can you leave a link so we can look it over KG? I'm wondering if it isn't a ploy to get more money from you.
Here it is:
America's Test Kitchen Cooking School
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:40 PM   #4
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I'm sure the America's Test Kitchen information is very detailed and informative, but I would start with the free videos available on UTube. Once you have seen a few of them the rest is just practice and you get a chance to practice three times a day while fixing meals at home. I would use the $20.00/month to buy some interesting ingredients or quality cooking equipment.

I'm constantly amazed at the quality and variety of information available on UTube.

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Old 02-04-2014, 07:42 PM   #5
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I'm sure the America's Test Kitchen information is very detailed and informative, but I would start with the free videos available on UTube. Once you have seen a few of them the rest is just practice and you get a chance to practice three times a day while fixing meals at home. I would use the $20.00/month to buy some interesting ingredients or quality cooking equipment.

I'm constantly amazed at the quality and variety of information available on UTube.

Good luck!
Thanks! What are people's favorite YouTube channels with instructional cooking videos?
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:48 PM   #6
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You have to be careful with youtube videos. Anyone can post a video. Not every video will be accurate in the information it provides. Always make sure the video is from a reliable source.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:50 PM   #7
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You have to be careful with youtube videos. Anyone can post a video. Not every video will be accurate in the information it provides. Always make sure the video is from a reliable source.

Thanks Andy. That's why I thought ATK would be reliable source for cooking education.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:34 PM   #8
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I'm sure the America's Test Kitchen information is very detailed and informative, but I would start with the free videos available on UTube. Once you have seen a few of them the rest is just practice and you get a chance to practice three times a day while fixing meals at home. I would use the $20.00/month to buy some interesting ingredients or quality cooking equipment.

I'm constantly amazed at the quality and variety of information available on UTube.

Good luck!
+1. Just exactly what I was thinking Bea.

KG I just went to youtube and there are more recipes from America's Test Kitchen than I can count, and they're free!
America's Test Kitchen recipes - YouTube
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You have to be careful with youtube videos. Anyone can post a video. Not every video will be accurate in the information it provides. Always make sure the video is from a reliable source.
I like to watch a few videos for the same topic and look for the reoccuring information, techniques and ingredients. Then, I totally disregard them and do it my way....

No, really, some can get pretty out there. Like I said before, I look for similarities in a few different videos, take what I find appealing and decide if that is the way I want to go.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:23 AM   #10
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kg, you can also sign up (for free) at both "America's Test Kitchen" and the sister show "Cook's Country". That gives you access to recipes and select videos from the current season. If you want to find things from previous seasons you either have to part with money or (my preferred approach) do some creative googling along with Youtube searching. Good luck!
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