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Chris Kimball is leaving America's Test Kitchen - contract dispute


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thank you

 

I will say this :  with out the PBS show, at my local in this case  'GBH

 

these Empires would never get off the ground.

 

ATK seems to have lost it Cook's County connection as CK owns the property as far as I can tell

 

not being a Lawyer  (  suprise.gif )  its possible ATK got some advice  that many end up Chewing there Ass Off.

 

we will see.

 

these Empires are actually quite fragile   

 

not so much Rx based as perception based

 

 

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"the company’s limited partners [...] have “suffered millions of dollars in damages.”"

 

Awwwwwww! Poor souls!!!!! PNwkR4x.gif

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It seems to me that the gaping hole in the logic that he can be sued by his ex is the assumption that he was legally obligated to stay with ATK just to keep her in the bucks. He is obligated to share his revenues but I don't see that anyone, including the courts, can looking into the future and determine what the financial future of any given individual will be.  I hope this gets tossed due to lack of merit.

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2 hours ago, DiggingDogFarm said:

"the company’s limited partners [...] have “suffered millions of dollars in damages.”"

 

Awwwwwww! Poor souls!!!!! PNwkR4x.gif

Such BS from the Ex. What if he had a mid-life crisis and suddenly decided to chuck it all and work as a burger flipper at McDonald's? She's going to sue him for not earning a higher wage? Really...¬¬

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clearly you demand more than you expect to get , and throw in a few threats for good measure

 

of interest in the initial dispute between  Boston Common and CK re his worth to the company :

 

his exit has resulted in a possibly significant reduction in revenue and corporate value to Boston Common.

 

however  reading back several outbursts ago , that value began to fall perhaps a few years prior to his departure  

 

maybe finally churn and saturation had been taking their toll ?

 

how many times does anyone want to buy the same Rx ?

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@ElsieD  

 

I think you mean  the Test Kitchen.   Its far from clear there will be any CC in the future, as least in the format of the past.

 

Ive watched two Test Kitchen eps, broadcast in my local area.

 

the on screen cast seemed very hyper to me for some reason.  I don't personally miss CK , as he seems to add little if anything at all to the show.

 

and his Tasting Skits were abysmal  and stupid.

 

the show and the magazine both seem to have run their course.

 

I think people want something w more depth and information.

 

at least enough of them to allow the Test Kitchen to begin to crumble.

 

the Cast Iron show trivialized creating a non-stick surface on new cast iron.  w the advent of the internet and

 

so may YouTube vids and quality cooking sites    :  a tablespoon of vegetable oil doesn't cut the mustard.

 

the New Twins humor falls flat and adds nothing to the creation of the dish.

 

I wish I knew more of the Economics of these shows on PBS.

 

I do know that many of the before-noon cooking shows on Saturdays are offered to PBS for free.

 

as a way of creating business buzz for those conglomerates  

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8 minutes ago, rotuts said:

@ElsieD  

 

I think you mean  the Test Kitchen.   Its far from clear there will be any CC in the future, as least in the format of the past.

 

Ive watched two Test Kitchen eps, broadcast in my local area.

 

the on screen cast seemed very hyper to me for some reason.  I don't personally miss CK , as he seems to add little if anything at all to the show.

 

and his Tasting Skits were abysmal  and stupid.

 

the show and the magazine both seem to have run their course.

 

I think people want something w more depth and information.

 

at least enough of them to allow the Test Kitchen to begin to crumble.

 

the Cast Iron show trivialized creating a non-stick surface on new cast iron.  w the advent of the internet and

 

so may YouTube vids and quality cooking sites    :  a tablespoon of vegetable oil doesn't cut the mustard.

 

 

 

Thank you.  You are right and I fixed it.

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  • 3 years later...

CBS Sunday Morning had a look at the latest incarnation of America's Test Kitchen/Cook's Country:

 

 

Here is the URL for those who can't watch the embedded video:

https://youtu.be/IVZ35lM3ovw

 

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I've been a fan since the very beginning and I continue to this day.  I watch every episode and subscribe to their web-magazines.   ATK and CC are still my favorite cooking shows.

Don't get the print magazines anymore though.

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15 hours ago, ElsieD said:

Well, dang it all, th ank you for posting this but us Canadians aren't allowed to watch it.  What is the gist of it?

 

Shows the exhaustive testing they do. Nicely done.

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23 hours ago, ElsieD said:

Well, dang it all, th ank you for posting this but us Canadians aren't allowed to watch it.  What is the gist of it?

If you get ExpressVPN or any VPN service you can set your location to the US and watch all those forbidden videos!

Just google VPN if you are not familiar with how it works.

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1 hour ago, Okanagancook said:

If you get ExpressVPN or any VPN service you can set your location to the US and watch all those forbidden videos!

Just google VPN if you are not familiar with how it works.

Opera browser even includes one for free, which is very easy to use.

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