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

Serving Up Noodles and Rice (Episode #1615H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 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.

Italian with Ease (Episode #1616H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

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.

Pork Tenderloin Dinner (Episode #1503H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 12:00 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.

Ultimate Italian (Episode #1306H)

KQED Plus: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 5:30 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.

French Pork Chops and Bisque (Episode #1617H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 11:00 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.

Dinner In Italy (Episode #1614H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 19, 2016 -- 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.

Italian with Ease (Episode #1616H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

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.

Roast Chicken and Potatoes Revisited (Episode #1613H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 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.

Serving Up Noodles and Rice (Episode #1615H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 4:30 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.

Almond Cake and British Scones (Episode #1502H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 12:00 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.

Pork Chops and Lentil Salad (Episode #1305H)

KQED Plus: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 5:30 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.

Italian with Ease (Episode #1616H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 11:00 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.

Pork and Pears (Episode #1612H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 12, 2016 -- 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.

Serving Up Noodles and Rice (Episode #1615H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 11, 2016 -- 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 Roast for the Holidays (Episode #1611H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 10, 2016 -- 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.

Dinner In Italy (Episode #1614H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 4:30 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.

Comfort Food Revisited (Episode #1501H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 12:00 PM

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.

Simple & Satisfying Vegetable Mains (Episode #1304H)

KQED Plus: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 5:30 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.

Serving Up Noodles and Rice (Episode #1615H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 11:00 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.

Sweet and Spicy Asian Specialties (Episode #1610H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 5, 2016 -- 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.

Dinner In Italy (Episode #1614H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 4, 2016 -- 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.

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

KQED Life: Tue, May 3, 2016 -- 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.

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