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

Two Ways with Fish (Episode #1308H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 6:30 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 Life: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 -- 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.

Grilling Goes International (Episode #1425H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a Turkish favorite, Grilled Lamb Kofte, and gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite skewers. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of hummus. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the best Tunisian-Style Grilled Vegetables.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Grilled and Glazed (Episode #1424H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Grilled Glazed Pork Tenderloin Roast. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews inexpensive chef's knives in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to perfect Grilled Glazed Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts.

Pork Chops and Lentil Salad (Episode #1305H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 4:30 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.

Salmon and Sole (Episode #1212H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 12:30 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.

Spicing Up The Grill (Episode #1317H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 12:00 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.

Fall Classics (Episode #1202H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Pot-Roasted Pork Loin. Chris then discusses the differences between baking soda and baking powder with science expert Guy Crosby. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of pork. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti reveals the secrets of Classic Gingerbread.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Summertime Desserts (Episode #1423H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best Summer Berry Trifle at home. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Fresh Peach Pie.

Ultimate Italian (Episode #1306H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 11, 2014 -- 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.

Quick and Easy Rib Dinner (Episode #1422H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 11, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to Grilled Glazed Baby Back Ribs. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews charcoal grills in the Equipment Corner. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the test kitchen's tips to perfect Grilled Corn with Basil and Lemon Butter.

Pork Chops and Lentil Salad (Episode #1305H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 -- 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.

Simple & Satisfying Vegetable Mains (Episode #1304H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 9, 2014 -- 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.

Easy Summer Supper (Episode #1421H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 9, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Grilled Lemon Chicken with Rosemary. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews skillets and saucepans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Beets with Lemon and Almonds.

Best Barbecued Chicken and Cornbread (Episode #1420H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 8, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Sweet and Tangy Barbecued Chicken. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of BBQ sauce. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making Fresh Corn Cornbread.

Great American Classics (Episode #1302H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 4:30 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.

Crepes and Croissants (Episode #1211H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 12:30 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.

Asian Takeout Favorites (Episode #1316H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 12:00 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.

Simply Chicken (Episode #1201H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a French classic, Chicken Fricassee, with test cook Becky Hays. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the best cutting boards in the Equipment Corner, and science expert Guy Crosby uncovers the science behind emulsification and the human sense of taste. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the Best Simple Roast Chicken.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 6, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Spiced-Up Cuban Cuisine (Episode #1419H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Man on the street Doc Willoughby learns about Cuban cuisine from chef Maricel Presilla of Zafra Kitchens in New York. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a perfect Cuban-Style Picadillo at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews tortilla presses in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Cuban Shredded Beef.

A Taste of Spain (Episode #1303H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 -- 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.

Elegant Brunch Favorites (Episode #1418H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Hi-Rise Bakery across the river in Cambridge, MA, to learn all about brioche from a pro. Then, in the test kitchen, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make No-Knead Brioche at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews brioche pans and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of bacon. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.

Great American Classics (Episode #1302H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 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.

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

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 2, 2014 -- 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.

At The Seafood Counter (Episode #1417H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 2, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Garlicky Roasted Shrimp with Parsley and Anise at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for cast-iron skillets and Dutch ovens in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best Oven-Steamed Mussels.

Great American Sandwiches (Episode #1416H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the best Philly Cheesesteaks right at home! Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus shares the test kitchen's tips for perfect knife sharpening, and equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for scrub brushes in the Equipment Corner. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes to Red's Eats in Maine or one of their famous lobster rolls. And finally, in the test kitchen, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the perfect New England Lobster Roll.

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