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

Dinner at the Diner (Episode #513H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 12:00 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 Life: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Chicken for Everyone! (Episode #511H)

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 6:30 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 Life: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Fried Chicken and Biscuits (Episode #409H)

KQED 9: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Forgotten Cookies (Episode #509H)

KQED Life: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Tropical Barbecue (Episode #404H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

Thrill of the Grill (Episode #508H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 -- 6:30 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 Life: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Fun Modern Cakes (Episode #506H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Not Just for Kids (Episode #408H)

KQED 9: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Simple Summer Supper (Episode #505H)

KQED Life: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 6:30 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 Life: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 6:30 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 Life: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 6:30 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 Life: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 6:30 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 Life: Mon, Mar 11, 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.

Breakfast Breads (Episode #502H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 9, 2013 -- 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 Life: Sat, Mar 9, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

St. Louis Cooking (Episode #413H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 6:30 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 Life: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 6:30 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 Life: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Road Food at Home (Episode #410H)

KQED Life: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

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