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

Hearty Autumn Dinner (Episode #501H)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 30, 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.

Tropical Barbecue (Episode #404H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Road Food at Home (Episode #410H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

St. Louis Cooking (Episode #413H)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Fancy Chicken (Episode #403H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Grilling (Episode #412H)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Icebox Desserts (Episode #402H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 12:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Retro Desserts (Episode #406H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

Autumn Desserts (Episode #411H)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Roast Beef Dinner (Episode #401H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 12:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Southern Classics (Episode #405H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

Road Food at Home (Episode #410H)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Dinner at the Diner (Episode #513H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

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    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

    • Wed 10/15 morning: KQED Plus (KQEH) Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, and the OTA signal for the DT54 channels restored. (DT54.1 through 54.5) KQED Plus’ Over the Air transmission is currently off air via our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak northeast of San Jose. Technicians are working on the problem. No current estimate regarding how long this will exist. We […]

    • KQET (DT25) Over the Air: Wed 8/27

      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

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