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

Easy Summer Supper (Episode #1421H)

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

Asian Takeout Favorites (Episode #1316H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Vegetarian Pasta Night (Episode #1215H)

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

Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Great Vegetable Lasagna. Then, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the science of cornstarch. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat lasagna noodles. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to perfect Spaghetti al Limone.

Spiced-Up Cuban Cuisine (Episode #1419H)

KQED Life: Thu, Dec 11, 2014 -- 6:30 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.

Elegant Brunch Favorites (Episode #1418H)

KQED Life: Wed, Dec 10, 2014 -- 6:30 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.

At The Seafood Counter (Episode #1417H)

KQED Life: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 -- 6:30 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 Italian Pasta Sauces (Episode #1315H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

A Moroccan Feast (Episode #1214H)

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

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a Moroccan-style Chicken Tagine at home with foolproof Couscous that's better than any store-bought brand. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her pick for the best compost bucket. Later, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making your own preserved lemons. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews steamer baskets in the Equipment Corner.

Great American Sandwiches (Episode #1416H)

KQED Life: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 -- 6:30 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.

Hearty Spanish and Italian Soups, Revamped (Episode #1415H)

KQED Life: Wed, Dec 3, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make homemade Italian Wedding Soup. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of chicken broth. And, finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to the ultimate Hearty Spanish-Style Lentil and Chorizo Soup.

Oatmeal Muffins and Granola (Episode #1414H)

KQED Life: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Dan Souza teaches host Christopher Kimball how to bake the best Oatmeal Muffins. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for drip coffee makers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to Almond Granola with Dried Fruit.

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