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

The Ultimate Sticky Buns (Episode #1707H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate sticky buns at home. Then, science expert Dan Souza demystifies the science of a water roux. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of almond butter. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews waffle irons in the equipment corner.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

A Spanish Affair (Episode #1722H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best paella on the grill with host Bridget Lancaster. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews paella pans in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows Julia how to make the ultimate patatas bravas at home.

Mediterranean Grill (Episode #1721H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best grilled shrimp and vegetable kebabs. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Bridget Lancaster to a tasting of whole-milk Greek yogurt. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows Julia how to make the best Persian-style rice with golden crust at home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Steak and Veggies (Episode #1720H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the best pan-seared flank steak with mustard-chive butter. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews carbon steel skillets in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets for making walkaway ratatouille.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Sweet and Spicy Asian Specialties (Episode #1610H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 15, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Joanne Chang at Myers + Chang to learn about shell-on shrimp. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best crispy salt and pepper shrimp at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Sichuan peppercorns. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making Vietnamese-style caramel chicken with broccoli.

Canning Classics (Episode #1719H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 15, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to reveal the secrets to making classic strawberry jam at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best canning tools. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate bread and butter pickles.

Comfort Classics (Episode #1726H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 14, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison makes the best roast chicken with root vegetables with host Bridget Lancaster and test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets to making almost no-knead sourdough bread.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Aug 15, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Aug 14, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Summer Pork Supper (Episode #1725H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the best smoked pork loin with dried-fruit chutney. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the latest grill gadgets in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Becky Hays shows Bridget how to make the ultimate sweet potato soup.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Elegant Fall Dinner (Episode #1718H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the best Tuscan-style roast pork with garlic and rosemary. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews wine accessories in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to making the perfect farro salad with asparagus, sugar snap peas, and tomatoes.

Canning Classics (Episode #1719H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to reveal the secrets to making classic strawberry jam at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best canning tools. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate bread and butter pickles.

Chinese Takeout, Revised (Episode #1717H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with host Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the best beef stir-fry with bell peppers and black pepper sauce at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of soy sauce. Next, test cook Keith Dresser shows Julia how to make the ultimate scallion pancakes with dipping sauce.

Elegant Fall Dinner (Episode #1718H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the best Tuscan-style roast pork with garlic and rosemary. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews wine accessories in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to making the perfect farro salad with asparagus, sugar snap peas, and tomatoes.

Autumn Desserts (Episode #1716H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with host Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate chewy oatmeal cookies. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews mini prep bowls in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to ultra-nutty pecan bars.

Saucing Up Chicken and Roasting Mushrooms (Episode #1609H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bryan Roof shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best quick sauces for sauteed chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews serrated paring knives in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets. Then, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor and shares a quick tip about the best way to cook bacon. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the ultimate roasted mushrooms with parmesan and pine nuts.

Italian Chicken (Episode #1715H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster go into the test kitchen together to uncover the secrets to better chicken marsala. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews manual citrus juicers in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Bridget how to make the ultimate skillet-roasted chicken in lemon sauce at home.

Summer Pork Supper (Episode #1725H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the best smoked pork loin with dried-fruit chutney. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the latest grill gadgets in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Becky Hays shows Bridget how to make the ultimate sweet potato soup.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Summer Dinner Party (Episode #1724H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the ultimate grill-roasted beef tenderloin. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews gas grills in the Equipment Corner. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best pie carriers. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make an elegant pear-walnut upside-down cake.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Baked Alaska Showstopper (Episode #1714H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate baked Alaska at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream machines in the Equipment Corner. Next, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science of insulation and thermodynamics at work in baked Alaska. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus shares the best offset spatulas.

Chinese Takeout, Revised (Episode #1717H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with host Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the best beef stir-fry with bell peppers and black pepper sauce at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of soy sauce. Next, test cook Keith Dresser shows Julia how to make the ultimate scallion pancakes with dipping sauce.

Refreshing Desserts (Episode #1713H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the best ginger frozen yogurt at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews digital scales in the equip-ment corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best personal blenders. Finally, test cook Tim Chin shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make perfect lemon posset with berries.

Autumn Desserts (Episode #1716H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with host Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate chewy oatmeal cookies. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews mini prep bowls in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to ultra-nutty pecan bars.

Pantry Pastas (Episode #1712H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets for making perfect pasta e ceci. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Julia Collin Davison to a tasting of parmesan. Then, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science behind parmesan's signature flavor. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Bridget how to make the ultimate penne arrabbiata.

Why Not Add Wine? (Episode #1608H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the best coq au riesling at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best waiter's corkscrews. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Tuscan-style beef stew.

Big Easy Favorites (Episode #1711H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison the steps to making the ultimate chicken and sausage gumbo. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of smoked paprika. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus shares her favorite quirky kitchen tools. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer reveals the secrets to making the best red beans and rice.

Summer Dinner Party (Episode #1724H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the ultimate grill-roasted beef tenderloin. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews gas grills in the Equipment Corner. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best pie carriers. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make an elegant pear-walnut upside-down cake.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
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