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

Gnocchi and Panzanella (Episode #1221H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 19, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make foolproof Gnocchi at Home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for rotary graters. Then, Chris discusses with science expert Guy Crosby the science of soil and its effect on the taste of tomatoes. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make an Italian recipe for bread and tomato salad, Panzanella.

Sweet American Classics (Episode #1426H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 16, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 16, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Grilled and Glazed (Episode #1424H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 -- 6:30 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.

Cold-Weather Comfort (Episode #1220H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making Easy Caramel Cake. Then, host Christopher Kimball uncovers the tips and techniques for perfect cake making. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Split Pea and Ham Soup.

Mediterranean Specials (Episode #1219H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the ultimate Beef Kebabs. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of Greek yogurt. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the test kitchen's secrets to perfect Greek Spinach and Feta Pie.

Slow-Cooker Revolution (Episode #1218H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 12, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to cooking with a slow cooker. First, she teaches host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup. Next, she reveals the test kitchen's secrets for foolproof Pork Loin with Cranberries and Orange. Then, she makes the perfect Chocolate-Hazelnut Bread Pudding. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus discusses how to buy a slow cooker and how to know the temperature of your slow cooker.

Grilling Goes International (Episode #1425H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

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 Life: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Summertime Desserts (Episode #1423H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 -- 6:30 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.

Backyard Chicken Dinner (Episode #1217H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Grill-Smoked Chicken and serves it with Salt-Baked Potatoes. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick for the perfect cooler in the Equipment Corner.

Cool and Creamy Desserts (Episode #1216H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball visits Toscanini's to learn the secrets behind professional ice-cream making. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the Best Homemade Ice Cream. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick for the top ice-cream makers, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vanilla beans. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to the perfect Chocolate Pudding.

Vegetarian Pasta Night (Episode #1215H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 5, 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.

Soup and Bread from Scratch (Episode #1213H)

KQED Life: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals the problem with whole wheat flour. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews Pullman bread pans to see if they live up to the hype. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat flour. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make Broccoli Cheese Soup with lots of broccoli flavor.

New York-Style Pizza at Home (Episode #1208H)

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 -- 12:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn to learn how to make the perfect New York-style pizza. Next, Chris goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn the secrets to making the ultimate Thin-Crust Pizza at home. And finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of red wine vinegar.

Turkey on the Grill (Episode #1313H)

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a Simple Grill-Roasted Turkey and serves it with Cranberry Chutney. Next, Chris reveals the Test Kitchen's best tips for taking the temperature of a turkey. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for All Purpose Cleaners in the Equipment Corner.

Grilled and Glazed (Episode #1424H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Quick and Easy Rib Dinner (Episode #1422H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 -- 6:30 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.

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