America’s Test Kitchen: Let’s Get Cooking
Developer: Indies Zero
Publisher: Nintendo of America
Release Date: 03/28/2010
Nintendo’s systems have certainly become a great place for cooking related titles. Although the Wii has seen games like Hell’s Kitchen or Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked, The DS has been the chef’s system of choice with high quality products like My Healthy Cooking Coach, Personal Trainer: Cooking, and Gourmet Chef. Of course it’s also been host to crappy products like What’s Cooking: Jaime Oliver, but then they can’t all be winners.
As a guy that cooks a lot, I’ve become a big fan of these digital cookbooks, if only for the amount of space they save me. I mean, a 300 recipe cookbook would take up a big chunk of a bookshelf, but a DS cart with the same recipes? Not so much. Even better, this time Indies Zero, creators of the title that started this all, Personal Trainer: Cooking has teamed up with America’s Test Kitchen. For those of you who aren’t sure what ATK is, well here is a brief summary. America’s Test Kitchen is the most watched cooking TV show on Public Television and it uses the staff and recipes of Cooks Illustrated Magazine. It’s head and shoulders above anything currently shown on the horrible Food Network right now, so check it out!
Now for the most part, ATK is just Personal Trainer: Cooking with some new recipes along with some innovations and changes. At $19.99, it’s a fraction of what most paper cookbooks cost, but is it worth getting if you have one (or both) of the other two digital cookbooks for the DS?