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

Baguettes at Home (Episode #1526H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make The Best Baguette at home! Then equipment expert Adam Ried uncovers the essential tools for baking baguette in the Equipment Corner.

Spicing Up The Grill (Episode #1317H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 27, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the best Spicy Pork Tacos on the grill. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his favorite grilling tools in the Equipment Corner, and test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Chris Kimball how to make perfect Jerk Chicken at home. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite mortar and pestle.

Asian Takeout Favorites (Episode #1316H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 25, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Sichuan Stir-Fried Pork in Garlic Sauce. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick among blenders in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making perfect Thai-Style Stir-Fried Noodles with Chicken and Broccolini right at home.

Pork Tenderloin Dinner (Episode #1503H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

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, Aug 22, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

A Meal to Celebrate Fall (Episode #1525H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Slow-Roasted Bone-in Pork Rib Roast. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for freezer storage bags in the Equipment Corner. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets. Finally, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to making the best Roasted Butternut Squash with Browned Butter and Hazelnuts.

Great Italian Pasta Sauces (Episode #1315H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 20, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Pasta all'Amatriciana. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for box graters in the Equipment Corner, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of canned whole tomatoes. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making the best Quick Mushroom Ragu with lots of mushroom flavor.

Chicken Classics, Improved (Episode #1314H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 -- 6:30 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.

Almond Cake and British Scones (Episode #1502H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

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, Aug 15, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Two Ways to Unlock Asian Flavor (Episode #1524H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Thai Chicken Curry with Potatoes and Peanuts right at home! Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of five-spice powder. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to the ultimate Chinese Braised Beef.

Turkey on the Grill (Episode #1313H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 13, 2015 -- 6:30 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.

Breakfast Standbys (Episode #1312H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 11, 2015 -- 6:30 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.

Baguettes at Home (Episode #1526H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make The Best Baguette at home! Then equipment expert Adam Ried uncovers the essential tools for baking baguette in the Equipment Corner.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Let's Make Bread (Episode #1523H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Easy Sandwich Bread. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of artisanal cream cheese. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets. And finally, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make the best Zucchini Bread.

Company's Coming (Episode #1311H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 6, 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: Tue, Aug 4, 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.

Special-Occasion Roasts (Episode #1411H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 5:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best Pepper-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Roast. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for pepper grinders in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Roast Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Coriander, Cumin, and Mustard Seeds at home.

Comfort Food Revisited (Episode #1501H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 1, 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.

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      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

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      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

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