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

Italian Vegetarian (Episode #1705H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make perfect cheese and tomato lasagna. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of jarred anchovies. Finally, test cook Keith Dresser uncovers the secrets to really good garlic bread.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Italian with Ease (Episode #1616H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Italian Vegetarian (Episode #1705H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make perfect cheese and tomato lasagna. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of jarred anchovies. Finally, test cook Keith Dresser uncovers the secrets to really good garlic bread.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Serving Up Noodles and Rice (Episode #1615H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

New England Classics (Episode #1704H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with host Bridget Lancaster to reveal the secrets to making home-corned beef with vegetables. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of sherry vinegar. Next, science expert Dan Souza uncovers the science of salt diffusion and nitrites. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Julia how to make the ultimate snickerdoodles.

Dinner In Italy (Episode #1614H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

New York Natives (Episode #1602H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

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.

Roast Chicken and Potatoes Revisited (Episode #1613H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

New England Classics (Episode #1704H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with host Bridget Lancaster to reveal the secrets to making home-corned beef with vegetables. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of sherry vinegar. Next, science expert Dan Souza uncovers the science of salt diffusion and nitrites. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Julia how to make the ultimate snickerdoodles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Italian Vegetarian (Episode #1705H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make perfect cheese and tomato lasagna. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of jarred anchovies. Finally, test cook Keith Dresser uncovers the secrets to really good garlic bread.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

New England Classics (Episode #1704H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with host Bridget Lancaster to reveal the secrets to making home-corned beef with vegetables. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of sherry vinegar. Next, science expert Dan Souza uncovers the science of salt diffusion and nitrites. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Julia how to make the ultimate snickerdoodles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Pork and Pears (Episode #1612H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Back to Basics (Episode #1703H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate roasted bone-in chicken breasts. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews kitchen trash cans in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to making the best baked potatoes.

A Roast for the Holidays (Episode #1611H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Two Modern Stews (Episode #1702H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jun 14, 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.

Sweet and Spicy Asian Specialties (Episode #1610H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

French Bistro Favorites (Episode #1601H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jun 13, 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.

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Canning Classics (Episode #1719H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to reveal the secrets to making classic strawberry jam at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best canning tools. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate bread and butter pickles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

New England Classics (Episode #1704H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with host Bridget Lancaster to reveal the secrets to making home-corned beef with vegetables. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of sherry vinegar. Next, science expert Dan Souza uncovers the science of salt diffusion and nitrites. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Julia how to make the ultimate snickerdoodles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Canning Classics (Episode #1719H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to reveal the secrets to making classic strawberry jam at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best canning tools. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate bread and butter pickles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Why Not Add Wine? (Episode #1608H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 9, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the best coq au riesling at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best waiter's corkscrews. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Tuscan-style beef stew.

Cast Iron Staples (Episode #1701H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 8, 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.

Chocolate-Caramel Layer Cake (Episode #1607H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect chocolate-caramel layer cake. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream scoops in the Equipment Corner. Finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best large ice cream makers and thermometers.

Revolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts (Episode #1626H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the perfect strawberry-rhubarb pie. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cold brew coffee makers in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best tea gadgets. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best cherry clafouti.

Pass The Pasta (Episode #1606H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Canning Classics (Episode #1719H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to reveal the secrets to making classic strawberry jam at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best canning tools. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate bread and butter pickles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Spanish Chicken and Israeli Couscous (Episode #1605H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Elegant Fall Dinner (Episode #1718H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the best Tuscan-style roast pork with garlic and rosemary. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews wine accessories in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to making the perfect farro salad with asparagus, sugar snap peas, and tomatoes.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Canning Classics (Episode #1719H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to reveal the secrets to making classic strawberry jam at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best canning tools. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate bread and butter pickles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Elegant Fall Dinner (Episode #1718H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the best Tuscan-style roast pork with garlic and rosemary. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews wine accessories in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to making the perfect farro salad with asparagus, sugar snap peas, and tomatoes.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

A Hearty Fall Feast (Episode #1604H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 2, 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.

Grilled Chicken and Salad with a Kick (Episode #1625H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect peri peri grilled chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the latest grill gadgets in the Equipment Corner. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the best pita bread salad with tomatoes and cucumber.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 1, 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.

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