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

A Hearty Fall Feast (Episode #1604H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jan 20, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best roasted rack of lamb at home. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the test kitchen's secret to roasted brined Turkey. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of dijon mustard. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate root vegetable gratin.

Serving Up Noodles and Rice (Episode #1615H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

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.

A Hearty Start to the Day (Episode #1603H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to learn how to make the best eggs piperade. Next, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to making chocolate hazelnut spread at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of maple syrup. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the perfect 100 percent whole wheat pancakes.

Two Modern Stews (Episode #1702H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate Portuguese-style beef stew. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of prepared pesto. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews the worst gadgets of the year. Finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to making the best quinoa and vegetable stew.

New York Natives (Episode #1602H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Dinner In Italy (Episode #1614H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 17, 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.

French Bistro Favorites (Episode #1601H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Cast Iron Staples (Episode #1701H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Roast Chicken and Potatoes Revisited (Episode #1613H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 12, 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.

Cast Iron Staples (Episode #1701H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 11, 2017 -- 6:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Pork and Pears (Episode #1612H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 10, 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.

Cast Iron Staples (Episode #1701H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 7, 2017 -- 5:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Dinner In Cuba (Episode #1621H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jan 7, 2017 -- 11:00 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.

A Roast for the Holidays (Episode #1611H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 5, 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.

French Bistro Favorites (Episode #1601H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 4, 2017 -- 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.

Sweet and Spicy Asian Specialties (Episode #1610H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 3, 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.

The Italian Vegetarian (Episode #1512H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jan 1, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making perfect Eggplant Involtini. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews microwave pasta cookers. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of prosciutto. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make Fusilli with Ricotta and Spinach.

Get A Rise Out of Your Eggs (Episode #1522H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jan 1, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Test cook Dan Souza teaches host Christopher Kimball how to cook the best Pasta Frittata with Sausage and Hot Peppers. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster updates a classic recipe for Cheese Souffle.

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