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Old 08-16-2018, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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https://www.cookscountry.com/taste_t...96-egg-noodles


Yeah, yeah, I know - I should get a subscription. But I don't need it THAT often. . .
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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https://www.cookscountry.com/taste_t...96-egg-noodles


Yeah, yeah, I know - I should get a subscription. But I don't need it THAT often. . .


LOL No, you shouldn't get a subscription. Cook's Country/ATK, and their affiliated sites have been ticking off fans of the show for years with their aggressive tactics and scams.

I am a fan of the show, and what really burns my biscuits is how the hosts will prepare a dish, then tell viewers that they can access the recipe, free, online. What a crock of baloney! The many food sites online have had a field day with how members were lured in with a free "trial," paid for a subscription, only to find there are different "levels" of access. One person sniffed that s/he was interested in a particular cake, got that recipe, but was required to pay to see the FROSTING recipe. Apparently, the same thing happens with ATK's preferred brands, with users finding yet another "level" (with corresponding access fee) awaiting them.

My suggestion is to look for other sites where products are reviewed and which are, in fact, free. I've been VERY successful with that in the past. You'll find that their reviews are just as "exhaustive" as ATK's (that's ATK's excuse for charging a fee).
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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https://www.cookscountry.com/taste_t...96-egg-noodles


Yeah, yeah, I know - I should get a subscription. But I don't need it THAT often. . .


I have it...hold on a sec...

1. Pennsylvania Dutch Wide Egg Noodles
2. De Cecco Egg Pappardelle and Light and Fluffy Egg Noodles

Have the 10 yr cookbook...

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Old 08-17-2018, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I have it...hold on a sec...

1. Pennsylvania Dutch Wide Egg Noodles
2. De Cecco Egg Pappardelle and Light and Fluffy Egg Noodles

Have the 10 yr cookbook...


LOL...the winner always appears at the top of the article--as it does in the OP's link. Yet another reason to not get a subscription.

Their cookbook, OTOH, is a different story. I've seen that at a drastically-reduced price, and might just get it.
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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There is enough free for the public purchased by advertisers I'll never subscribe to anyone's food program. There are only so many days in a year to cook.
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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LOL No, you shouldn't get a subscription. Cook's Country/ATK, and their affiliated sites have been ticking off fans of the show for years with their aggressive tactics and scams.

I am a fan of the show, and what really burns my biscuits is how the hosts will prepare a dish, then tell viewers that they can access the recipe, free, online. What a crock of baloney! The many food sites online have had a field day with how members were lured in with a free "trial," paid for a subscription, only to find there are different "levels" of access. One person sniffed that s/he was interested in a particular cake, got that recipe, but was required to pay to see the FROSTING recipe. Apparently, the same thing happens with ATK's preferred brands, with users finding yet another "level" (with corresponding access fee) awaiting them.

My suggestion is to look for other sites where products are reviewed and which are, in fact, free. I've been VERY successful with that in the past. You'll find that their reviews are just as "exhaustive" as ATK's (that's ATK's excuse for charging a fee).

Thanks for backing me up! I do always look for other sites (that are partially reliable and not just shilling for somebody to click on their Amazon links so that they can make a buck). In the case of egg noodles, I could only find the CC review.

Wondering why I'm looking? Have to go to a dinner party tonight. Everybody brings something, the host makes the entree - tonight, it's Beef Bourguignon. I was late to hit the reply button to say what I wanted to bring and got left with whatever was missing. Enter the buttered noodles. I wanted to at least get a good brand.

I've already purchased 3 big bags of PA Dutch Brand. I'm also sneaking in an extra hor duerve: some blistered shis-hito (forum censor police alert!) peppers fresh from our garden. The neighbors love those suckers.

Edited to add: Thanks Blue Heron. Saw your post after I went shopping. I guess I done good!
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