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

It's Pasta Night! (Episode #1413H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 27, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Becky Hayes reveals the secrets to Foolproof Spaghetti Carbonara. Then, host Christopher Kimball answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Next, host Christopher Kimball explains the science behind proteins in eggs. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Jarred Green Olives. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the best Summer Pasta Puttanesca.

Let's Start with Soup (Episode #1412H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 26, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to making Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of wild rice. And finally, Chris goes into the kitchen with test cook Bryan Roof to learn how to make Creamy Cauliflower Soup at home.

Special-Occasion Roasts (Episode #1411H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 25, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best Pepper-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Roast. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for pepper grinders in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Roast Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Coriander, Cumin, and Mustard Seeds at home.

Revisiting Julia Child's Roast Turkey (Episode #1409H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 23, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Julia Child's Thanksgiving Turkey and serves it with a perfect recipe for Roasted Root Vegetables. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite tools for making turkey.

Mediterranean Specials (Episode #1219H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 23, 2014 -- 12:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the ultimate Beef Kebabs. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of Greek yogurt. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the test kitchen's secrets to perfect Greek Spinach and Feta Pie.

Turkey on the Grill (Episode #1313H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 23, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a Simple Grill-Roasted Turkey and serves it with Cranberry Chutney. Next, Chris reveals the Test Kitchen's best tips for taking the temperature of a turkey. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for All Purpose Cleaners in the Equipment Corner.

Revisiting Julia Child's Roast Turkey (Episode #1409H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 22, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Julia Child's Thanksgiving Turkey and serves it with a perfect recipe for Roasted Root Vegetables. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite tools for making turkey.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 22, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Salmon and Sole (Episode #1212H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 21, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball visits a Boston fishmonger to discover the truth about farm-raised salmon. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make perfect Glazed Salmon. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of tuna. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Baked Sole Fillets with Herbs and Bread Crumbs.

Decadent Desserts (Episode #1410H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the Best Chocolate Tart. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews a few of her favorite kitchen gadgets. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the Best Butterscotch Pudding at home.

Breakfast Standbys (Episode #1312H)

KQED 9: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby challenges viewers to a blind oatmeal tasting to see if steel-cut really is better than instant. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the best bowl of 10-Minute Steel Cut Oatmeal. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried is in the Equipment Corner reviewing his favorite moka pots, and Chris answers questions from viewers. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making perfect Home Fries.

Company's Coming (Episode #1311H)

KQED 9: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the Best Prime Rib and perfectly Roasted Brussels Sprouts at home. Finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of premium butters.

Revisiting Julia Child's Roast Turkey (Episode #1409H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Julia Child's Thanksgiving Turkey and serves it with a perfect recipe for Roasted Root Vegetables. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite tools for making turkey.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 22, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Classic Italian Fare (Episode #1408H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 18, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the Best Chicken Parmesan. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to foolproof Pasta alla Norcina.

Spicy Fall Sweets (Episode #1310H)

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 18, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Pumpkin Bread. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of molasses. Next, science expert Guy Crosby explains the science of baking soda. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfect Gingersnaps.

Big, Bold Chicken Braises (Episode #1309H)

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 18, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster updates the recipe for a Silver Palette classic, Chicken Marbella. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of whole roasted chickens. Next, Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby learns about authentic Filipino cooking at the Purple Yam in Brooklyn. And finally, Chris heads into the test kitchen with test cook Bryan Roof to make perfect Filipino Chicken Adobo.

From An Italian Bakery (Episode #1406H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Lakota Bakery in just outside of Boston, to learn all about Florentine lace cookies from a pro. Then, in the test kitchen, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Florentine Lace Cookies at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of coffee. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Almond Biscotti.

Slow-Cooker Revolution (Episode #1218H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 -- 12:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to cooking with a slow cooker. First, she teaches host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup. Next, she reveals the test kitchen's secrets for foolproof Pork Loin with Cranberries and Orange. Then, she makes the perfect Chocolate-Hazelnut Bread Pudding. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus discusses how to buy a slow cooker and how to know the temperature of your slow cooker.

Ultimate Grilled Turkey Burgers (Episode #1323H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Juicy Grilled Turkey Burgers. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of cheddar cheese. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews Oil Misters. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making foolproof Potato Burger Buns.

Chicken Classics, Improved (Episode #1314H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 15, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Skillet Chicken Fajitas. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of tortillas, and test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the best Classic Chicken Salad. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite new kitchen gadgets.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 15, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Crepes and Croissants (Episode #1211H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 14, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball takes a trip to Paris in search of the best croissants. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Croissants right at home. And finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to flawless Crepes.

Salmon and Latkes (Episode #1407H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 13, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make perfect Herb-Crusted Salmon. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews stovetop smokers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Crispy Potato Latkes at home.

Two Ways with Fish (Episode #1308H)

KQED 9: Thu, Nov 13, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfect Poached Fish Fillets with Sherry-Tomato Vinaigrette. Then, science expert Guy Crosby explains the science of poaching in oil. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of oyster crackers. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Easy Salmon Cakes at home. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews oyster knives in the Equipment Corner.

Irish Comfort Classics (Episode #1307H)

KQED 9: Thu, Nov 13, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball heads into the test kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to update a classic recipe for Shepherd's Pie. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite quirky kitchen gadgets. Then, Chris answers questions from viewers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making New England-Style Home-Corned Beef and Cabbage.

From An Italian Bakery (Episode #1406H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 12, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Lakota Bakery in just outside of Boston, to learn all about Florentine lace cookies from a pro. Then, in the test kitchen, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Florentine Lace Cookies at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of coffee. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Almond Biscotti.

French-Style Dutch Oven Dinners (Episode #1405H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 11, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to French-Style Chicken and Stuffing in a Pot. Then, host Christopher Kimball answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make a French-Style Pork Stew at home.

Ultimate Italian (Episode #1306H)

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 11, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn secrets of homemade pasta from the pros. In the test kitchen, test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Fresh Pasta Without a Machine. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Mozzarella Cheese. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Ragu alla Bolognese.

Pork Chops and Lentil Salad (Episode #1305H)

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 11, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Red Wine-Braised Pork Chops. Next, host Christopher Kimball reveals the test kitchen's best tips for storing, chopping and handling fresh herbs. Then, science expert Guy Crosby explains the science of braising. Next, Chris answers questions from viewers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Lentil Salad at home.

Great American Classics (Episode #1302H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 8, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Host Christopher Kimball heads into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to uncover the secrets to the ultimate Carrot Layer Cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried tests springform pans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals how to make the best Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies.

Here's The Beef (Episode #1210H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 7, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster show host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Chili at home. Then, Doc investigates homemade ground meat versus storebought in a head-to-head tasting of hamburgers, and test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to create the ultimate Juicy Pub-Style Burgers. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews meat grinders in the Equipment Corner.

A Modern Take On Pizza and Grilled Cheese (Episode #1404H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a great Thin-Crust Whole-Wheat Pizza with Garlic Oil, Three Cheeses, and Basil at home, and gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite pizza gadgets. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of goat cheese. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Cheddar and Shallot.

Simple & Satisfying Vegetable Mains (Episode #1304H)

KQED 9: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn about vegetarian cooking from Amanda Cohen at Dirt Candy. Back in the test kitchen, test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a great Mushroom and Leek Galette with Gorgonzola at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his favorite vegetable cleavers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Farmhouse Vegetable and Barley Soup.

A Taste of Spain (Episode #1303H)

KQED 9: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn the secrets to making perfect Catalan-Style Beef Stew with Mushrooms. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of spaghetti. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make classic Spanish-Style Toasted Pasta with Shrimp.

Three Ways with Eggs (Episode #1403H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the best Soft-Cooked Eggs. Then, test cook Bryan Roof shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a classic Fluffy Omelet. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite egg gadgets, and finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster demonstrates how to make Perfect Fried Eggs.

A Fancy Finale (Episode #1402H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 4, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate dessert, Chocolate-Espresso Dacquoise. Chris then reveals the science behind egg whites. And finally, Chris answers viewer questions in Letters to the Editor.

Great American Classics (Episode #1302H)

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 4, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Host Christopher Kimball heads into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to uncover the secrets to the ultimate Carrot Layer Cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried tests springform pans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals how to make the best Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies.

Meat and Potatoes A La Francaise (Episode #1301H)

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 4, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to update a classic recipe for French-Style Pot-Roasted Pork Loin with test cook Bridget Lancaster. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews knife sets in the Equipment Corner, and test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make Potato Casserole with Bacon and Caramelized Onion. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick among mandolines.

Sunday Brunch (Episode #1326H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 2, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make foolproof Cinnamon Swirl Bread. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite pancake dispenser, and Chris answers questions from viewers. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make perfect Baked Eggs Florentine at home, and science expert Guy Crosby explains the science behind perfect baked eggs.

Backyard Chicken Dinner (Episode #1217H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 2, 2014 -- 12:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Grill-Smoked Chicken and serves it with Salt-Baked Potatoes. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick for the perfect cooler in the Equipment Corner.

Indian Classics Made Easy (Episode #1322H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 2, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby learns about Indian cuisine from Chef Floyd Cardoz. Then, test cook Becky Hays teaches host Christopher Kimball how to make two classic Indian recipes: Indian Flatbread and Indian-Style Spinach with Fresh Cheese. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for juicers in the Equipment Corner, and gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews some of her favorite kitchen gadgets.

Cold-Weather Comfort (Episode #1220H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 1, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making Easy Caramel Cake. Then, host Christopher Kimball uncovers the tips and techniques for perfect cake making. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Split Pea and Ham Soup.

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