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

Dinner at the Diner (Episode #513H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster updates a classic recipe for Patty Melts. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of mac and cheese. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for commuter mugs. And finally, test cooks Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making perfect Crispy Potato Tots.

Great American Cookout (Episode #512H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals how to make the best Baltimore Pit Beef right at home. Then, host Christopher Kimball answers questions from viewers. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of ketchup. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make perfect BBQ Country-Style Ribs.

Super-Easy Comfort Food (Episode #510H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Host Christopher Kimball shares the test kitchen's tips and techniques for selecting the perfect beef roast. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Chuck Roast in Foil. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for inexpensive stockpots. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate French Onion Soup in the slow cooker.

Thrill of the Grill (Episode #508H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best South Carolina Pulled Pork. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for portable charcoal grills. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of ice cream bars. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Grilled Chicken Wings.

Chicken for Everyone! (Episode #511H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect One-Pan Roast Chicken and Vegetables. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for kitchen shears. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of canned tomato soup. And finally, test cook Erin McMurrer uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Chicken Chimichangas.

Super-Easy Comfort Food (Episode #510H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball shares the test kitchen's tips and techniques for selecting the perfect beef roast. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Chuck Roast in Foil. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for inexpensive stockpots. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate French Onion Soup in the slow cooker.

Forgotten Cookies (Episode #509H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison revives a classic recipe for Melting Moments cookies. Then, host Christopher Kimball answers questions from viewers. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for toasters. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make Fairy Gingerbread.

Thrill of the Grill (Episode #508H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best South Carolina Pulled Pork. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for portable charcoal grills. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of ice cream bars. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Grilled Chicken Wings.

Upscale Meat and Potatoes (Episode #507H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making perfect Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for fondue pots. And finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Duchess Potatoes.

Forgotten Cookies (Episode #509H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison revives a classic recipe for Melting Moments cookies. Then, host Christopher Kimball answers questions from viewers. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for toasters. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make Fairy Gingerbread.

Fun Modern Cakes (Episode #506H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect Strawberry Dream Cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for cake lifters. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of milk chocolate. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the best Chocolate Eclair Cake.

Simple Summer Supper (Episode #505H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Steakhouse-Style Steak Tips at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for one-hand pepper mills. Then, Chris answers from viewers. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Dill Potato Salad.

Italian Favorites Revisited (Episode #504H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Dixie Chicken (Episode #503H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

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.

Breakfast Breads (Episode #502H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Hearty Autumn Dinner (Episode #501H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Fun Modern Cakes (Episode #506H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect Strawberry Dream Cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for cake lifters. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of milk chocolate. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the best Chocolate Eclair Cake.

Hearty Autumn Dinner (Episode #501H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 4, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

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