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

Classic Italian Fare (Episode #1408H)

KQED Plus: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 5:30 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.

Dinner in the Mediterranean (Episode #1518H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Michael Psilakis at Kefi to learn all about Greek cuisine. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make Grilled Chicken Souvlaki at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews mixing bowls in the Equipment Corner, and gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite yogurt maker. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate Tabbouleh.

The Italian Vegetarian (Episode #1512H)

KQED Life: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making perfect Eggplant Involtini. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews microwave pasta cookers. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of prosciutto. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make Fusilli with Ricotta and Spinach.

Revisiting Julia Child's Roast Turkey (Episode #1409H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 21, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Julia Child's Thanksgiving Turkey and serves it with a perfect recipe for Roasted Root Vegetables. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite tools for making turkey.

Classic Italian Fare (Episode #1408H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 20, 2015 -- 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.

Salmon and Latkes (Episode #1407H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 19, 2015 -- 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.

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

KQED Life: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 4:30 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.

Chicken and Rice Get An Upgrade (Episode #1507H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 12:00 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make Crispy-Skinned Chicken Breasts at home, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of jasmine rice. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the best Rice and Pasta Pilaf.

Favorite Ways with the Catch of the Day (Episode #1517H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the perfect Grilled Fish Tacos at home. Then equipment expert Adam Ried reviews bench scrapers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof shows Chris how to make the ultimate Sesame-Crusted Salmon with Lemon and Ginger.

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

KQED Life: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 6:30 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.

From An Italian Bakery (Episode #1406H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 14, 2015 -- 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.

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

KQED Life: Wed, May 13, 2015 -- 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.

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

KQED Life: Tue, May 12, 2015 -- 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.

A Fancy Finale (Episode #1402H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 4:30 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.

Sweet On Custard and Cookies (Episode #1506H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 12:00 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.

Salmon and Latkes (Episode #1407H)

KQED Plus: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 5:30 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.

Great Grilled Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries (Episode #1516H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Tony Maws at Craigie on Main to learn all about burgers from a pro. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the Best Grilled Burger at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Swiss Cheese. And finally, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to making Thick-Cut Sweet Potato Fries.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Springtime Sweets (Episode #1510H)

KQED Life: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 6:30 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.

Three Ways with Eggs (Episode #1403H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 7, 2015 -- 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.

A Fancy Finale (Episode #1402H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 6, 2015 -- 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.

Meat and Potatoes with Panache (Episode #1401H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 5, 2015 -- 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.

Southeast Asian Specialties (Episode #1515H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make Vietnamese Beef Pho at home. Next, Chris answers viewers' questions. And finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to making the best Singapore Noodles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

Classic Fare with Flair (Episode #1509H)

KQED Life: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 6:30 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.

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