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Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen Previous Broadcasts

Autumn Desserts (Episode #411H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Bridget reveals the secrets to the ultimate Apple Dumplings. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for cake carriers. Next, Chris learns about the best apple varieties for baking at Saratoga Orchards. And finally, Julia shows Chris how to make Old- Fashioned Pecan Pie.

Italian Favorites Revisited (Episode #504H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Slow-Cooker Meatballs and Marinara. Then, Chris answers questions from viewers. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for garlic peelers. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of jarred spaghetti sauce. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best Spinach Lasagna.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Dixie Chicken (Episode #503H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Moravian Chicken Pie. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster revives a classic recipe for Chicken and Slicks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Breakfast Breads (Episode #502H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Morning Buns. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of pancake mix. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for muffin tins. And finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Chris how to make Morning Glory Muffins right at home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Hearty Autumn Dinner (Episode #501H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Smothered Pork Chops. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of breakfast sausage. Next, Chris answers questions from viewers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfect Apple Fritters.

St. Louis Cooking (Episode #413H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Bridget uncovers the secrets to the ultimate St. Louis Pizza. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of sliced pepperoni. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's top pizza gadgets. And finally, Julia shows Chris how to make St. Louis BBQ Pork Steak.

Grilling (Episode #412H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Bridget shows Chris how to make Grilled Thin-Cut Pork Chops and Grilled Potato Hobo Packs. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for grill tongs. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's top new gadgets, and finally, Julia uncovers the secrets to Grilled Lemon Chicken.

Autumn Desserts (Episode #411H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Bridget reveals the secrets to the ultimate Apple Dumplings. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for cake carriers. Next, Chris learns about the best apple varieties for baking at Saratoga Orchards. And finally, Julia shows Chris how to make Old- Fashioned Pecan Pie.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Breakfast Breads (Episode #502H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Morning Buns. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of pancake mix. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for muffin tins. And finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Chris how to make Morning Glory Muffins right at home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Road Food at Home (Episode #410H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Slow-Cooker BBQ Brisket. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for slow cookers. Next, Chris visits Harpoon Brewery to discover the best beers for cooking. And finally, Julia shows Chris how to make the ultimate Beer-Battered Onion Rings.

Fried Chicken and Biscuits (Episode #409H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Chris and Bridget visit Princes in Nashville to try their famous Nashville Hot Chicken. They return to the kitchen determined to replicate the top-secret recipe. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of whole kosher dill pickles. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for skimmers. And finally, Erin revives a classic recipe for Cat Head Biscuits.

Not Just for Kids (Episode #408H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Chicken Nuggets at home. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of yellow mustard. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for broiler-safe cooking dishes. And finally, Julia uncovers the secrets to perfect Tomato Mac and Cheese.

Family Favorites (Episode #407H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Bridget reveals how to make the ultimate Swiss Steak. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of tomato paste. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for immersion blenders. And finally, Julia revives a classic recipe for Baked Potato Fans.

Retro Desserts (Episode #406H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Banana Pudding. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for finemesh strainers. And finally, Erin updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make the ultimate Chiffon Cake.

Road Food at Home (Episode #410H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Slow-Cooker BBQ Brisket. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for slow cookers. Next, Chris visits Harpoon Brewery to discover the best beers for cooking. And finally, Julia shows Chris how to make the ultimate Beer-Battered Onion Rings.

Hearty Autumn Dinner (Episode #501H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Smothered Pork Chops. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of breakfast sausage. Next, Chris answers questions from viewers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfect Apple Fritters.

Southern Classics (Episode #405H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Gumbo. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of long-grain white rice. And finally, Julia updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make Lane Cake.

Tropical Barbecue (Episode #404H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Bridget reveals how to make Huli Huli Chicken right at home. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of reduced-fat potato chips. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for pastry brushes. And finally, Julia uncovers the secrets to perfect Chinese BBQ Spareribs.

Fancy Chicken (Episode #403H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Bridget shows Chris how to make the best Chicken Cordon Bleu. Next, Erin demonstrates how to cut a whole chicken. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of Black Forest deli ham. And finally, Julia uncovers the secrets to perfect Cider-Braised Chicken.

Icebox Desserts (Episode #402H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Lemon Icebox Cheesecake. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of chocolate ice cream. And finally, Erin updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make French Silk Chocolate Pie.

Roast Beef Dinner (Episode #401H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Chris visits the local butcher to learn about top sirloin. Then, Bridget shows Chris how to make affordable Roast Beef and Whipped Potatoes. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's tips and techniques for cooking with salt. And finally, Adam reveals his picks for multi-timers.

Fried Chicken and Biscuits (Episode #409H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Chris and Bridget visit Princes in Nashville to try their famous Nashville Hot Chicken. They return to the kitchen determined to replicate the top-secret recipe. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of whole kosher dill pickles. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for skimmers. And finally, Erin revives a classic recipe for Cat Head Biscuits.

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