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

Spa Cuisine Gets A Makeover (Episode #1513H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 18, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Perfect Poached Chicken Breasts. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews mandolines in the Equipment Corner, and gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews kid-friendly knives. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the freshest Carrot-Ginger Soup.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 18, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Chicken and Rice Get An Upgrade (Episode #1507H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make Crispy-Skinned Chicken Breasts at home, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of jasmine rice. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the best Rice and Pasta Pilaf.

Skewered and Wrapped (Episode #1320H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Grilled Beef Satay. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his top picks for saute pans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to making quick Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps at home.

Rethinking Seafood Classics (Episode #1319H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the Best Crab Cakes. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of crabmeat. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Grill-Smoked Salmon with lots of smoke flavor. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for seafood scissors.

Perfecting Summer Classics (Episode #1318H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 14, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best Grilled Steak with New Mexican Chile Rub. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of hot sauces. Next, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make perfect Raspberry Sorbet at home, and science expert Guy Crosby explains the science behind great sorbet. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite ice cream machine and cone maker.

The Italian Vegetarian (Episode #1512H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 11, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making perfect Eggplant Involtini. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews microwave pasta cookers. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of prosciutto. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make Fusilli with Ricotta and Spinach.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 11, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Sweet On Custard and Cookies (Episode #1506H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 10, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Latin American-style Flan at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cookie presses in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

Spicing Up The Grill (Episode #1317H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the best Spicy Pork Tacos on the grill. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his favorite grilling tools in the Equipment Corner, and test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Chris Kimball how to make perfect Jerk Chicken at home. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite mortar and pestle.

Asian Takeout Favorites (Episode #1316H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Sichuan Stir-Fried Pork in Garlic Sauce. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick among blenders in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making perfect Thai-Style Stir-Fried Noodles with Chicken and Broccolini right at home.

Great Italian Pasta Sauces (Episode #1315H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Pasta all'Amatriciana. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for box graters in the Equipment Corner, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of canned whole tomatoes. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making the best Quick Mushroom Ragu with lots of mushroom flavor.

Turkey on the Grill (Episode #1313H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 -- 4:30 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.

Beefing Up Mexican Favorites (Episode #1504H)

KQED 9: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 -- 12:00 PM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Mexican-Style Grilled Steak at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of dark chocolate. Then, man on the street Doc Willoughby learns about tacos with chef Alex Stupak of Empellon Cocina. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Shredded Beef Tacos.

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 -- 5:30 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.

Mahogany Chicken and Asparagus Stir-Fry (Episode #1511H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Mahogany Chicken Thighs. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the test kitchen's secret to perfect Stir-Fried Asparagus with Shiitake Mushrooms.

Pasta Rustica (Episode #1505H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 3, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to Rigatoni with Beef and Onion Ragu. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews colanders in the Equipment Corner. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of white beans. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make perfect Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes, and Green Beans.

Chicken Classics, Improved (Episode #1314H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 2, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

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.

Turkey on the Grill (Episode #1313H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 6:30 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.

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