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

Revolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts (Episode #1626H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Dinner In Italy (Episode #1614H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Man on the street Doc Willoughby learns all about Sicilian-style pizza from the Barbati family of L&B Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the ultimate thick-crust Sicilian-style pizza at home. Next, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to homemade ricotta cheese. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the best pasta with cauliflower, bacon, and bread crumbs.

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Refreshing Desserts (Episode #1713H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

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.

Mexican Mole and Drunken Beans (Episode #1624H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the best chicken mole poblano at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Mexican lagers. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the ultimate drunken beans.

Pantry Pastas (Episode #1712H)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 24, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Refreshing Desserts (Episode #1713H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 24, 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.

Pantry Pastas (Episode #1712H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 11:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Pork Kebabs and Steaks Hit The Grill (Episode #1623H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate charcoal-grilled steaks at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews steak knives in the Equipment Corner. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best jar spatulas and jar openers. Finally, test cook Bryan Roof reveals the secrets to making perfect grilled pork kebabs with hoisin and five-spice.

Roast Chicken and Potatoes Revisited (Episode #1613H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate slow-roasted chicken parts with shallot-garlic pan sauce. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews carbon-steel chef's knives. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the perfect boiled potatoes with black olive tapenade.

Country Ribs and Corn Muffins (Episode #1622H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate sweet and tangy grilled country-style pork ribs. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews laundry stain removers in the Equipment Corner. Next, host Christopher Kimball answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows Chris how to make the best savory corn muffins at home.

Pork and Pears (Episode #1612H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the best milk-braised pork loin. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of apricot preserves. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best apple corers. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate roasted pears with dried apricots and pistachios.

Dinner In Cuba (Episode #1621H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Man on the street Doc Willoughby learns all about Cuban cuisine at La Carreta in Miami, Florida. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the best Cuban braised shredded beef at home. Next, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to making fried sweet plantains. Then, testing expert Adam Ried reviews grapefruit knives in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate mango, orange, and jicama salad.

Pantry Pastas (Episode #1712H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Braised to Perfection (Episode #1620H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Big Easy Favorites (Episode #1711H)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Pantry Pastas (Episode #1712H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 17, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Big Easy Favorites (Episode #1711H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 15, 2017 -- 11:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 15, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Vegetarian Essentials (Episode #1619H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

A Roast for the Holidays (Episode #1611H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the ultimate fennel-coriander top sirloin roast. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews carving boards in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the crispiest duck fat-roasted potatoes.

Ultimate Chinese (Episode #1618H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Sweet and Spicy Asian Specialties (Episode #1610H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 12, 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.

French Pork Chops and Bisque (Episode #1617H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the best French-style pork chops with apples and calvados. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of brie. Then, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the ultimate mushroom bisque.

Big Easy Favorites (Episode #1711H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 15, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Italian with Ease (Episode #1616H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making semolina gnocchi at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of balsamic vinegar. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Italian sausage with grapes and balsamic vinegar.

Korean Feast (Episode #1710H)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate Korean rice bowl at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews spider skimmers in the equipment corner. Finally, test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets for making perfect Korean fried chicken wings.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Big Easy Favorites (Episode #1711H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 10, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 15, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Korean Feast (Episode #1710H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate Korean rice bowl at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews spider skimmers in the equipment corner. Finally, test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets for making perfect Korean fried chicken wings.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Serving Up Noodles and Rice (Episode #1615H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Japanese-style stir- fried noodles with beef at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews knife sharpeners in the Equipment Corner. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reinvents a classic, fried brown rice with pork and shrimp.

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

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 6, 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.

Dinner In Italy (Episode #1614H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Man on the street Doc Willoughby learns all about Sicilian-style pizza from the Barbati family of L&B Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the ultimate thick-crust Sicilian-style pizza at home. Next, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to homemade ricotta cheese. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the best pasta with cauliflower, bacon, and bread crumbs.

Why Not Add Wine? (Episode #1608H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 5, 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.

Roast Chicken and Potatoes Revisited (Episode #1613H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 5, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate slow-roasted chicken parts with shallot-garlic pan sauce. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews carbon-steel chef's knives. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the perfect boiled potatoes with black olive tapenade.

Korean Feast (Episode #1710H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate Korean rice bowl at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews spider skimmers in the equipment corner. Finally, test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets for making perfect Korean fried chicken wings.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Pork and Pears (Episode #1612H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the best milk-braised pork loin. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of apricot preserves. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best apple corers. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate roasted pears with dried apricots and pistachios.

Outsmarting Thanksgiving (Episode #1709H)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 3, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate roast turkey. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best oven thermometers. Finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to foolproof boiled corn.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Korean Feast (Episode #1710H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 3, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate Korean rice bowl at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews spider skimmers in the equipment corner. Finally, test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets for making perfect Korean fried chicken wings.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Chocolate-Caramel Layer Cake (Episode #1607H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 2, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect chocolate-caramel layer cake. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream scoops in the Equipment Corner. Finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best large ice cream makers and thermometers.

Cast Iron Staples (Episode #1701H)

KQED 9: Sun, Apr 2, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster debunk cast iron myths and share the basics for cast iron care. Then, Julia shows Bridget how to make the ultimate cast iron steak. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews paper towel holders in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to crisp roast butterflied chicken with rosemary and garlic.

Outsmarting Thanksgiving (Episode #1709H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate roast turkey. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best oven thermometers. Finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to foolproof boiled corn.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 2, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
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