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

Dixie Chicken (Episode #503H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 -- 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.

Fancy Chicken (Episode #403H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 27, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Thrill of the Grill (Episode #508H)

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 26, 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.

Southern Classics (Episode #405H)

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Icebox Desserts (Episode #402H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 20, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Upscale Meat and Potatoes (Episode #507H)

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 19, 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.

Tropical Barbecue (Episode #404H)

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Breakfast Breads (Episode #502H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 17, 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.

Not Just for Kids (Episode #408H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 16, 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.

Roast Beef Dinner (Episode #401H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 13, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Fun Modern Cakes (Episode #506H)

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 12, 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.

Simple Summer Supper (Episode #505H)

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 5, 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.

Family Favorites (Episode #407H)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 1, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

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