Friday, November 14, 2008

Upcoming Event

I received an email this week that I found a bit exciting. Our local PBS station has asked the Tampa Bay food blogging community (both of us, HA! Actually there are at least a dozen by my count) to help plug an upcoming event. It’s at an odd time of day for me but I am going to try to go. I’m not much of a baker and could use the inspiration. Here are the details from the website or you can check it out yourself here.

$45 per person, plus two cans of unopened food, which will be donated to America’s Second Harvest. Admission includes an autographed copy of the recently published America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book (retail value $34.95).

As you begin to prepare for the holidays, it’s always a good idea to get tips and tricks from the experts. Join WEDU as we bring our programming to life with Jack Bishop, tasting lab expert on public television's hit show America's Test Kitchen and new series Cook's Country. This special event will get you ready for baking this season.

You’ll have the chance to sample the test kitchen's three favorite holiday cookies; learn which baking gear the test kitchen's experts recommend—and why; participate in a blind taste-test of premium dark chocolates and receive the test kitchen's holiday gift giving guide to top-rated kitchen equipment and gourmet foods. Set in a professional culinary school, this event is a unique opportunity to get ready for the hectic season ahead.

Jack Bishop is the editorial director of America's Test Kitchen. He joined the staff of Cook's Magazine in 1988 and helped with the launch of Cook's Illustrated in 1993. He established the tasting protocols used in America's Test Kitchen and has authored dozens of articles for the magazine. Jack directed the launch of Cook's Country magazine and oversees editorial operations at both magazines. He is a cast member of America's Test Kitchen, the top-rated public television cooking show now in its seventh season. Jack edited The Best Recipe (1999) and established the book division at America's Test Kitchen. He is the author of several cookbooks, including A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen, Vegetables Every Day, The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook, Pasta e Verdura, and Lasagna.

America’s Test Kitchen is a real 2,500 square foot test kitchen located just outside of Boston that is home to more than three dozen full-time cooks and product testers. Their mission is simple: to develop the absolute best recipes for all of your favorite foods. To do this, they test each recipe 30, 40, sometimes as many as 70 times, until they arrive at the combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and equipment that yields the best, most-foolproof recipe.

Their recipes, equipment ratings, taste test results, and kitchen tips are made available through their magazines, cookbooks, Web sites, and PBS television series, America’s Test Kitchen Cook’s Country, seen on WEDU Saturday’s at 1:30 pm.

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