'Cook's Country: Season 9'
(2-DVD / NR / 2016 / PBS)
Overview: Season 9 of Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen features the best regional home cooking in the country from host Christopher Kimball and your favorite chefs from America's Test Kitchen, as they uncover blue-ribbon regional specialties from across the country, and classic fare in need of a makeover.
DVD Verdict:'Cookís Country' has been on PBS for nine seasons now and I personally watch it periodically - but not all the time. And when I find a recipe I want to try, I have to watch it a few times to get it right. Thatís why I like the DVDs and I think that's why they sell so well, in truth, don't you?
Iím not a really creative cook and so I donít choose recipes that are high in calories or complicated. But in this ninth season the Prime Rib with All the Fixings caught my eye and I made it the night I watched it! It went over great. I also tried the Surf and Turf manipulation of an old tradition, but, as you can guess, there are some more Iíve yet to get to.
Everything I've made with recipes from them over the season came out rather good, even if I say so myself. So, DVD's like this are nice to have, and to repeat seeing how recipes I'd like to prepare are done (in slo-mo, so to speak!)
Burger State Favorites / Picnic Game Changers / Sweet Indulgences / Surf and Turf Goes Regional / Big Family Breakfast / A Taste of Tennessee / The Devil Made Me Do It / Latin Heat / All Wrapped Up / Southern Stews / Biting into the Big Easy / Prime Rib with All The Fixings / Big Flavors from Little Italy
So, I recommend this brand new 'Cook's Country: Season 9' to everybody who wants to make a good food for their family. Oh, and this wonderful 2-Disc DVD set also includes tips and techniques, food tastings, equipment tests, and printable versions of all 31 recipes! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.