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America's Test Kitchen: The Game

Americas-test-kitchen-lets-get-cooking-20100127005508521_640w.jpeg Coming soon from Nintendo: America's Test Kitchen: Let's Get Cooking for the Nintendo DS.

If you were hoping the game would involve a cartoon-like Christopher Kimball swinging through the kitchen by a prehensile bow-tie, you might be disappointed.

This is strictly edutainment of the culinary persuasion. This "game," which features 300 recipes provided by Kimball and company, looks more like a digital cookbook that has been shoe-horned into a gaming platform.

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Grow Produce on a Nintendo


Majesco Entertainment, creators of "Cooking Mama," have launched a sequel to the popular culinary video game. Billed as "the first ever gardening game on Nintendo DS," Gardening Mama challenges players to plant, water, fertilize, prune, and harvest a garden full of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. $29.99 at

View the official trailer below:

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From Bamboo to Cork

Cork collection

Bambu, the maker of bamboo kitchen tools and serving pieces, has launched a new line of products made from another renewable material, cork.

The earthy material has been pressed into a number of modern designs for bowls, cutting boards, and serving trays. The high-density cork products are lightweight and surprisingly impervious to liquids, and, according to the company, naturally anti-microbial and anti-fungal. Bambu claims the product line is "the world's first cork tabletop collection."

I recently gave the cork cutting boards a test drive.

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