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

Classic Italian Fare (Episode #1408H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 27, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the Best Chicken Parmesan. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to foolproof Pasta alla Norcina.

Pasta Rustica (Episode #1505H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to Rigatoni with Beef and Onion Ragu. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews colanders in the Equipment Corner. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of white beans. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make perfect Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes, and Green Beans.

Mahogany Chicken and Asparagus Stir-Fry (Episode #1511H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 12:00 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Mahogany Chicken Thighs. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the test kitchen's secret to perfect Stir-Fried Asparagus with Shiitake Mushrooms.

Chicken Classics, Improved (Episode #1314H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Skillet Chicken Fajitas. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of tortillas, and test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the best Classic Chicken Salad. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite new kitchen gadgets.

Pass The Pasta (Episode #1606H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate sausage meatballs and spaghetti. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews insulated shopping totes in the Equipment Corner. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making tagliatelle with prosciutto and peas at home.

Salmon and Latkes (Episode #1407H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make perfect Herb-Crusted Salmon. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews stovetop smokers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Crispy Potato Latkes at home.

Sweet On Custard and Cookies (Episode #1506H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 21, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Latin American-style Flan at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cookie presses in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

From An Italian Bakery (Episode #1406H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 20, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Lakota Bakery in just outside of Boston, to learn all about Florentine lace cookies from a pro. Then, in the test kitchen, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Florentine Lace Cookies at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of coffee. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Almond Biscotti.

Beefing Up Mexican Favorites (Episode #1504H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 4:30 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.

Springtime Sweets (Episode #1510H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 12:00 PM

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.

Turkey on the Grill (Episode #1313H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 5:30 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.

Spanish Chicken and Israeli Couscous (Episode #1605H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best Spanish braised chicken with sherry and saffron. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop chal-enges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of Israeli couscous. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make simple Israeli couscous at home.

French-Style Dutch Oven Dinners (Episode #1405H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to French-Style Chicken and Stuffing in a Pot. Then, host Christopher Kimball answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make a French-Style Pork Stew at home.

Pasta Rustica (Episode #1505H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 14, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to Rigatoni with Beef and Onion Ragu. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews colanders in the Equipment Corner. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of white beans. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make perfect Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes, and Green Beans.

A Modern Take On Pizza and Grilled Cheese (Episode #1404H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 13, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a great Thin-Crust Whole-Wheat Pizza with Garlic Oil, Three Cheeses, and Basil at home, and gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite pizza gadgets. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of goat cheese. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Cheddar and Shallot.

Pork Tenderloin Dinner (Episode #1503H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 4:30 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.

Classic Fare with Flair (Episode #1509H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 12:00 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.

Breakfast Standbys (Episode #1312H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby challenges viewers to a blind oatmeal tasting to see if steel-cut really is better than instant. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the best bowl of 10-Minute Steel Cut Oatmeal. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried is in the Equipment Corner reviewing his favorite moka pots, and Chris answers questions from viewers. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making perfect Home Fries.

A Hearty Fall Feast (Episode #1604H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 11:00 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.

Three Ways with Eggs (Episode #1403H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the best Soft-Cooked Eggs. Then, test cook Bryan Roof shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a classic Fluffy Omelet. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite egg gadgets, and finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster demonstrates how to make Perfect Fried Eggs.

Beefing Up Mexican Favorites (Episode #1504H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 7, 2016 -- 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.

A Fancy Finale (Episode #1402H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate dessert, Chocolate-Espresso Dacquoise. Chris then reveals the science behind egg whites. And finally, Chris answers viewer questions in Letters to the Editor.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 3, 2016 -- 11:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 3, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Meat and Potatoes with Panache (Episode #1401H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create an updated French classic, Modern Beef Burgundy, with test cook Becky Hays. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews potato ricers in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make Braised Red Potatoes with Lemon and Chives. And finally, Chris reveals the science behind potato starch.

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    • early Tues 9/13: KQEH DT54 (KQED Plus) planned overnight outage

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