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

Braised to Perfection (Episode #1620H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 25, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate braised halibut with leeks and mustard at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of smoked salmon. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best warming trays. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making perfect slow-cooked whole carrots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 25, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Irish Comfort Classics (Episode #1307H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 23, 2016 -- 6:30 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.

New York Natives (Episode #1602H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jun 22, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to foolproof New York cheesecake. Then, man on the street Doc Willoughby learns about bagels from Philip Romanzi of Bagel Hole in Brooklyn. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate New York agels.

Ultimate Italian (Episode #1306H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 -- 6:30 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.

New York Natives (Episode #1602H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to foolproof New York cheesecake. Then, man on the street Doc Willoughby learns about bagels from Philip Romanzi of Bagel Hole in Brooklyn. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate New York agels.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Pork Chops and Lentil Salad (Episode #1305H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 -- 6:30 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.

French Bistro Favorites (Episode #1601H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a simple pot-au-feu at home. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the perfect raspberry charlotte.

Simple & Satisfying Vegetable Mains (Episode #1304H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 -- 6:30 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.

French Bistro Favorites (Episode #1601H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a simple pot-au-feu at home. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the perfect raspberry charlotte.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

A Taste of Spain (Episode #1303H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 9, 2016 -- 6:30 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.

Vegetarian Essentials (Episode #1619H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate black bean burgers at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vegetable broth. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make the freshest super greens soup with lemon-tarragon cream. Finally, test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets to making homemade vegetable broth.

Great American Classics (Episode #1302H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jun 7, 2016 -- 6:30 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.

Vegetarian Essentials (Episode #1619H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate black bean burgers at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vegetable broth. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make the freshest super greens soup with lemon-tarragon cream. Finally, test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets to making homemade vegetable broth.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

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

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 2, 2016 -- 6:30 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.

Ultimate Chinese (Episode #1618H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate mu shu pork at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews rice cookers in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best crispy orange beef.

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