can join featured talent from the popular show at cooking shows, workshops and
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 31, 2018 —
Foodies and those who simply love to learn about gastronomy can now embark on a
culinary journey with Holland America Line during three exclusive America's
Test Kitchen feature cruises. The special sailings elevate the cruise
line's partnership with the multifaceted media company and will showcase
leading America's Test Kitchen cast members.
The three America's Test Kitchen feature cruises are the May 6, 2018,
seven-day Alaska Inside Passage cruise on
Westerdam; July 7, 2018, 14-day Northern Isles on Zuiderdam;
and Sept. 22, 2018, seven-day Canada & New England Discovery on Veendam.
"Our America's Test Kitchen shows and demonstrations on board have become a
highly-rated guest favorite, and these new feature cruises will offer an even
more robust experience," said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America
Line. "We are thrilled to have the talents of some of the most knowledgeable
and well-known experts in the culinary industry join us on three special
sailings, and we know that fans are going to have a great time while learning a
lot of fantastic cooking tips and recipes."
In addition to dynamic cooking shows and hands-on workshops, guests on board
will be able to meet the experts from the show at a book signing and reception,
attend a question and answer session, join them for a multimedia presentation
on recipe development, and test their kitchen knowledge at trivia.
The following America's Test Kitchen special guests are scheduled to appear:
Inside Passage, May 6, 2018 on Westerdam
Jack Bishop is
the chief creative officer of America's Test Kitchen. He was part of the
original team that started America's Test Kitchen, beginning with the launch of
Cook's Illustrated magazine in 1993. Bishop directed the launch of Cook's
Country magazine in 2005 and the building of the company's book publishing
division. He is the tasting lab expert on America's Test Kitchen and Cook's
Country from America's Test Kitchen. Bishop also is the author of several
cookbooks including Vegetables Every Day and The Complete Italian Vegetarian
Bryan Roof is
the executive food editor for Cook's Country Magazine and is an on-screen test
cook for Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen. He began working as a test
cook for Cook's Illustrated in 2006 and has worked on various magazine, book
and website projects, including the magazine's popular On the Road feature.
Isles, July 7, 2018 on Zuiderdam
Bridget Lancaster is
the executive editor for new media, television and radio at America's Test
Kitchen as well as the host of America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country from
America's Test Kitchen. She joined the Cook's Illustrated magazine team in 1998
and is an original cast member of both television shows. Bridget currently
serves as the lead instructor for the America's Test Kitchen Online Cooking
Lisa McManus is
an executive editor in charge of equipment testing and ingredient tasting at
Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines. She researches and writes
about kitchen gear and food, and she's the on-screen gadget expert for
America's Test Kitchen. Lisa joined America's Test Kitchen in 2006 after
working as a newspaper food editor and as a magazine and newspaper journalist
in Boston, New York and California.
& New England Discovery, Sept. 22, 2018 on Veendam
Julia Collin Davison is
executive editor for the book division of America's Test Kitchen, host of
America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen. She
began working as a test cook for Cook's Illustrated in 1999 and is responsible
for the food and recipe development for all America's Test Kitchen cookbooks.
Rebecca (Becky) Hays is
the deputy editor of Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines and is an
on-screen test cook for America's Test Kitchen. A graduate of the Natural
Gourmet Institute in New York City, Hays joined America's Test Kitchen in 2000
and specializes in healthful cooking.
Fares for the Nov. 5, 2017 departure begin at $899 per person; $1,019
per person for the May 6, 2018 cruise; $3,099 per person for
the July 7, 2018 cruise; and $1,599 per person for the Sept. 22,
2018 departure. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional.
Line's Partnership with America's Test Kitchen
Holland America Line and America's Test Kitchen launched a partnership in 2016
with the transformation of the ships' culinary centers into kitchens that
replicate the television set where the popular America's Test Kitchen TV shows
are recorded for broadcast on public television nationwide. Following the
success of the partnership, Holland America and America's Test Kitchen will
nearly double its selection of onboard cooking shows with the addition of six
new recipe demonstrations in 2018. Available on all cruises, the onboard
cooking shows and hands-on workshops are hosted by Holland America 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
For more information, contact a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.
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Holland America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more
than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies around the world.
From shorter getaways to 113-day itineraries, the company's cruises visit all
seven continents, with highlights including Antarctica explorations, South
America circumnavigations and exotic Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages;
four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska,
Mexico, Canada and New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal. The line
in 2016 and has a second Pinnacle-class ship,
Nieuw Statendam, to be delivered in December 2018. A third
Pinnacle-class ship, due for delivery in 2021, recently was announced.
The company is undergoing $300 million in brand enhancements to secure its
position as the leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature
innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on
destination immersion and personalized travel. Guests can expand their
knowledge through an exclusive partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine; during
an America's Test Kitchen show; at Explorations Café presented by The New York
Times; and by taking a Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Outstanding
entertainment fills each evening at venues including Lincoln Center Stage,
Billboard Onboard and B.B. King's Blues Club. The dining experience can be
savored at a variety of restaurants with menus that feature selections from
Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary Council, comprising world-famous chefs
who design dishes exclusively for our guests.
About America's Test
America's Test Kitchen, based in a brand new state-of-the-art 15,000 sq.ft.
test kitchen in Boston's Seaport District, is dedicated to finding the very
best recipes for home cooks. Fifty full-time (admittedly obsessive) test cooks
spend their days testing recipes 30, 40, up to 100 times, tweaking every
variable until they understand how and why recipes work. They also test
cookware and supermarket ingredients so viewers can bypass marketing hype and
buy the best quality products. As the home of Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines,
and publisher of more than one dozen cookbooks each year, America's Test
Kitchen has earned the respect of the publishing industry, the culinary world,
and millions of home cooks. America's
Test Kitchen the television show launched in 2001, and the
company added a second television program, Cook's Country, in 2008. Learn more at https://www.americastestkitchen.com/