Holland America Line Turns Up the Heat with Five New America’s Test Kitchen Cooking Shows for 2019

Turns Up the Heat with Five New America’s Test Kitchen Cooking Shows

From foodie newbies to seasoned cooks, 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 this month. 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 onboard 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.

New America’s Test Kitchen shows aboard Holland America Line ships:

  • Sweet and Fruity Desserts: The naturally sweet, tart flavors of apples and raspberries take center stage in two knockout desserts: apple crisp and cheese blintzes with raspberry sauce.
  • Cheese blintzes

  • Dinner Classics for Two: Learn our secrets for perfect chicken marsala, rice pilaf and warm chocolate fudge cakes to make an elegant meal for two.
  • Mediterranean Medley: This easy weeknight meal is an assortment of dishes from countries along the Mediterranean, including restaurant-style hummus and tender lamb meatballs with couscous and yogurt sauce.
  • medmedleyATK

    Learn how to make the divine Mediterranean Medley!

  • Serious Tacos: Elevate your tacos with two new recipes: shredded chicken tacos braised in a deeply flavored sauce of chilies, tomatoes and spices; and easy (and crispy) shrimp tacos
  • Make Your Own Takeout: Forget about ordering takeout favorites like pad thai and scallion pancakes. Learn how to make your own authentic versions at home with test kitchen tips.

The five new cooking shows join a collection of 14 demonstrations, including Meatless Monday Meals, Everything Salmon, Flavors of the Mediterranean, New Italian Favorites, We Love Chocolate, Getting to Know Chiles, Salad for Dinner, Asian Dumplings, Tapas Party, Steakhouse Dinner, Blue Ribbon Breakfasts, Beyond Pasta, Lunch for a Rainy Day and Southern Snacking.

In addition to the shows, Holland America Line guests have 24-hour access to episodes of “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Cook’s Country” television programs in their staterooms.


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  1. June Harkness November 20, 2021 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    We wish to have cooking demos on the cruise in 2022. Please advise.

  2. Valerie Nussear January 21, 2020 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Loved the ATK demos on the Zuiderdam on a transatlantic cruise in April 2019. Will be doing another transatlantic this April on the Rotterdam and was looking forward to many sea days with 2 demos/day and am also disappointed to find that this will not be the case. Will the new program be in place and on our ship by cruise time in April?

  3. Valerie Nussear January 17, 2020 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    I attended all but one of the twice-a-day sea day ATK demos on my April 2019 transatlantic cruise on the Zuiderdam. I will be doing another April transatlantic cruise on the Rotterdam this year and was really looking forward to ATK classes again on the many sea days. Needless to say, I am very disappointed. Will whatever replaces ATK be in place by April on the Rotterdam?

  4. Mark Pleatman January 5, 2020 at 12:52 am - Reply

    We just got off of the Noordam in Sydney. There were no cooking classes. Apparently Holland America has dissolved its relationship with America’s test Kitchen. They say they intend to build a new program in-house. We were disappointed.

  5. Lisa Blair March 25, 2019 at 2:51 am - Reply

    We will cruising on Oosterdam, departing 5/26/19 (10 family members) and wonder if we can sign up for the America’s Test Kitchen demonstrations & classes in advance. If not, what is the process for attending cooking shows? Thanks for any advice.

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