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

Springtime Sweets (Episode #1510H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 28, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate Lemon Pudding Cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews stand mixers in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Fresh Strawberry Mousse.

Beefing Up Mexican Favorites (Episode #1504H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 27, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Mexican-Style Grilled Steak at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of dark chocolate. Then, man on the street Doc Willoughby learns about tacos with chef Alex Stupak of Empellon Cocina. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Shredded Beef Tacos.

Company's Coming (Episode #1311H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 26, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the Best Prime Rib and perfectly Roasted Brussels Sprouts at home. Finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of premium butters.

Spicy Fall Sweets (Episode #1310H)

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 25, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Pumpkin Bread. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of molasses. Next, science expert Guy Crosby explains the science of baking soda. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfect Gingersnaps.

Big, Bold Chicken Braises (Episode #1309H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 24, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster updates the recipe for a Silver Palette classic, Chicken Marbella. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of whole roasted chickens. Next, Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby learns about authentic Filipino cooking at the Purple Yam in Brooklyn. And finally, Chris heads into the test kitchen with test cook Bryan Roof to make perfect Filipino Chicken Adobo.

Pork Tenderloin Dinner (Episode #1503H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to the perfect Broiled Pork Tenderloin. Then equipment expert Adam Ried reviews wine savers in the Equipment Corner. Next, test cook Dan Souza explains the science behind carbonation. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Rice and Lentils with Crispy Onions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 21, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Mar 21, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Two Ways with Fish (Episode #1308H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 19, 2015 -- 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: Wed, Mar 18, 2015 -- 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.

Ultimate Italian (Episode #1306H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 17, 2015 -- 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.

Almond Cake and British Scones (Episode #1502H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 13, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the Best Almond Cake. Then tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of supermarket orange juice. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate British-Style Currant Scones right at home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 14, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Mar 14, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Pork Chops and Lentil Salad (Episode #1305H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 12, 2015 -- 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: Wed, Mar 11, 2015 -- 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.

A Taste of Spain (Episode #1303H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 10, 2015 -- 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.

Comfort Food Revisited (Episode #1501H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 7, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to the Best Chicken Stew. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews 13 by 9-inch metal baking pans in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Cream Cheese Brownies.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 7, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Classic Fare with Flair (Episode #1509H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 6, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reinvents a classic, Cornish Game Hens. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews French presses in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a perfect French Apple Tart.

Great American Classics (Episode #1302H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 5, 2015 -- 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: Wed, Mar 4, 2015 -- 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.

Sweet American Classics (Episode #1426H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 3, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate Lemon Chiffon Pie at home. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite new coffee gadgets. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect marbled Blueberry Bundt Cake.

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      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Wed 3/11

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform maintenance work overnight, requiring that other TV stations shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Tues/early Wednesday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 5am Wednesday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover […]

    • Thurs 3/05, DT54-1 thru DT54-5: 2 planned, extremely brief Over the Air outages

      (DT54.1 through DT54.5) Our Over the Air signals from our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak (the DT54s) will need to be switched from our Main antenna to our Auxillary antenna while climbers inspect the tower for possible maintenance needs. Once the inspection is done, we will switch back. The two switches will account for two […]

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