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

Beefing Up Mexican Favorites (Episode #1504H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 27, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 27, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

French Sweets, Refined and Rustic (Episode #1325H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 25, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby heads to the Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory in Brooklyn to learn all about the art of chocolate making. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Chocolate Truffles at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of cocoa powder. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best French Apple Cake.

Almond Cake and British Scones (Episode #1502H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 24, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the Best Almond Cake. Then tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of supermarket orange juice. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate British-Style Currant Scones right at home.

Chili and Stew Go Vegetarian (Episode #1324H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 23, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball travels to Foxy Farms in the Salinas Valley to see where the nation's produce is grown. Then he heads into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to learn how to make the Best Vegetarian Chili. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for vegetable peelers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to the ultimate Italian Vegetable Stew.

Comfort Food Revisited (Episode #1501H)

KQED Life: Sun, Aug 21, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

Test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to the Best Chicken Stew. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews 13 by 9-inch metal baking pans in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Cream Cheese Brownies.

Seafood Specials (Episode #1508H)

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 21, 2016 -- 12:00 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the best homemade Cioppino. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of fire-roasted tomatoes. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best seltzer makers. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof shows Chris how to make Shrimp Fra Diavolo at home.

Company's Coming (Episode #1311H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 20, 2016 -- 5:30 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.

Favorite Ways with the Catch of the Day (Episode #1517H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 20, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the perfect Grilled Fish Tacos at home. Then equipment expert Adam Ried reviews bench scrapers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof shows Chris how to make the ultimate Sesame-Crusted Salmon with Lemon and Ginger.

Ultimate Grilled Turkey Burgers (Episode #1323H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 18, 2016 -- 6:30 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.

Comfort Food Revisited (Episode #1501H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 17, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to the Best Chicken Stew. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews 13 by 9-inch metal baking pans in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Cream Cheese Brownies.

Indian Classics Made Easy (Episode #1322H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 16, 2016 -- 6:30 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.

Revolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts (Episode #1626H)

KQED Life: Sun, Aug 14, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the perfect strawberry-rhubarb pie. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cold brew coffee makers in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best tea gadgets. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best cherry clafouti.

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

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 14, 2016 -- 12:00 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.

Spicy Fall Sweets (Episode #1310H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 13, 2016 -- 5:30 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.

Scallops and Shrimp Hot Off The Grill (Episode #1520H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 13, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Scallops. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of frozen yogurt. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make perfect Southern Shrimp Burgers.

Short Ribs and Chops Hit The Grill (Episode #1321H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 11, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison show host Christopher Kimball how to make Easy Grilled Boneless Pork Chops. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for pressure cookers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Grill-Roasted Beef Short Ribs, and gadget guru Lisa reviews her favorite knife accessories.

Revolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts (Episode #1626H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 10, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the perfect strawberry-rhubarb pie. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cold brew coffee makers in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best tea gadgets. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best cherry clafouti.

Skewered and Wrapped (Episode #1320H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 9, 2016 -- 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.

Grilled Chicken and Salad with a Kick (Episode #1625H)

KQED Life: Sun, Aug 7, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect peri peri grilled chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the latest grill gadgets in the Equipment Corner. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the best pita bread salad with tomatoes and cucumber.

Sweet On Custard and Cookies (Episode #1506H)

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 7, 2016 -- 12:00 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.

Big, Bold Chicken Braises (Episode #1309H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 6, 2016 -- 5:30 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.

Revolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts (Episode #1626H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 6, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the perfect strawberry-rhubarb pie. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cold brew coffee makers in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best tea gadgets. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best cherry clafouti.

Rethinking Seafood Classics (Episode #1319H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 4, 2016 -- 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.

Grilled Chicken and Salad with a Kick (Episode #1625H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 3, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect peri peri grilled chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the latest grill gadgets in the Equipment Corner. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the best pita bread salad with tomatoes and cucumber.

Perfecting Summer Classics (Episode #1318H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 2, 2016 -- 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.

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