Holland America Line is encouraging guests to embrace their love of cooking alongside the experts at America's Test Kitchen with five new shows starting in January 2019. The new 45-minute presentations – covering everything from tacos and takeout to dinner for two and sweet treats - join the 14 current shows and feature a mix of video, instruction and live recipe demonstrations.
All Holland America Line ships (except Maasdam) feature America's Test Kitchen venues that replicate the set where the prominent "America's Test Kitchen" television shows are recorded for broadcast on public television stations nationwide. The on-board cooking shows on every cruise are hosted by Holland America Line chefs trained by America's Test Kitchen culinary experts and, like the TV shows, combine thoroughly tested recipes with practical tips on everything from how to select fresh fruits and vegetables to how to use kitchen knives safely and efficiently.
"Holland America Line guests are knowledge seekers, foodies and learners, and our America's Test Kitchen shows really resonate with them - which is why they're wildly popular and draw standing-room-only crowds," said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line's president. "We're excited to expand on the already exceptional menu of shows offered by America's Test Kitchen to include some fun topics that easily transition to the home kitchen."
Some of the shows aboard Holland America Line ships include Sweet and Fruity Desserts, which as the name suggests deals with dishes, catering to the sweet tooth in all of us. Mediterranean Medley includes easy weeknight meals. These are assortment of dishes from countries along the Mediterranean, including restaurant-style hummus and tender lamb meatballs with couscous and yogurt sauce. Take Your Own Takeout deals with preparing one’s own authentic version of takeout favourites like pad thai and scallion pancakes at home with test kitchen tips.