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

Sweet Summer Endings (Episode #1223H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to fresh Strawberry Pie. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews paring knives in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Summer Peach Cake, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals why water makes pie pastry tough.

It's Pasta Night! (Episode #1413H)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Becky Hayes reveals the secrets to Foolproof Spaghetti Carbonara. Then, host Christopher Kimball answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Next, host Christopher Kimball explains the science behind proteins in eggs. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Jarred Green Olives. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the best Summer Pasta Puttanesca.

Time to Grill (Episode #1222H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Grilled Bone-In Pork Roast. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for whole fish baskets in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite summertime kitchen gadgets. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the test kitchen's secrets for foolproof Grilled Scallops.

Short Ribs and Chops Hit The Grill (Episode #1321H)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison show host Christopher Kimball how to make Easy Grilled Boneless Pork Chops. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for pressure cookers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Grill-Roasted Beef Short Ribs, and gadget guru Lisa reviews her favorite knife accessories.

Skewered and Wrapped (Episode #1320H)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Grilled Beef Satay. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his top picks for saute pans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to making quick Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps at home.

Cold-Weather Comfort (Episode #1220H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 20, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making Easy Caramel Cake. Then, host Christopher Kimball uncovers the tips and techniques for perfect cake making. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Split Pea and Ham Soup.

Turkey on the Grill (Episode #1313H)

KQED 9: Sun, Apr 20, 2014 -- 12:00 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.

Let's Start with Soup (Episode #1412H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to making Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of wild rice. And finally, Chris goes into the kitchen with test cook Bryan Roof to learn how to make Creamy Cauliflower Soup at home.

Salmon and Latkes (Episode #1407H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 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.

Rethinking Seafood Classics (Episode #1319H)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the Best Crab Cakes. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of crabmeat. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Grill-Smoked Salmon with lots of smoke flavor. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for seafood scissors.

Gnocchi and Panzanella (Episode #1221H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make foolproof Gnocchi at Home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for rotary graters. Then, Chris discusses with science expert Guy Crosby the science of soil and its effect on the taste of tomatoes. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make an Italian recipe for bread and tomato salad, Panzanella.

Cold-Weather Comfort (Episode #1220H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making Easy Caramel Cake. Then, host Christopher Kimball uncovers the tips and techniques for perfect cake making. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Split Pea and Ham Soup.

Let's Start with Soup (Episode #1412H)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to making Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of wild rice. And finally, Chris goes into the kitchen with test cook Bryan Roof to learn how to make Creamy Cauliflower Soup at home.

Mediterranean Specials (Episode #1219H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the ultimate Beef Kebabs. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of Greek yogurt. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the test kitchen's secrets to perfect Greek Spinach and Feta Pie.

Perfecting Summer Classics (Episode #1318H)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best Grilled Steak with New Mexican Chile Rub. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of hot sauces. Next, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make perfect Raspberry Sorbet at home, and science expert Guy Crosby explains the science behind great sorbet. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite ice cream machine and cone maker.

Spicing Up The Grill (Episode #1317H)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 1:30 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.

Special-Occasion Roasts (Episode #1411H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

From An Italian Bakery (Episode #1406H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 -- 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.

Asian Takeout Favorites (Episode #1316H)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 -- 1:30 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.

Slow-Cooker Revolution (Episode #1218H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to cooking with a slow cooker. First, she teaches host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup. Next, she reveals the test kitchen's secrets for foolproof Pork Loin with Cranberries and Orange. Then, she makes the perfect Chocolate-Hazelnut Bread Pudding. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus discusses how to buy a slow cooker and how to know the temperature of your slow cooker.

Great Italian Pasta Sauces (Episode #1315H)

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 -- 1:30 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.

Backyard Chicken Dinner (Episode #1217H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Grill-Smoked Chicken and serves it with Salt-Baked Potatoes. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick for the perfect cooler in the Equipment Corner.

Special-Occasion Roasts (Episode #1411H)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 -- 1:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Cool and Creamy Desserts (Episode #1216H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball visits Toscanini's to learn the secrets behind professional ice-cream making. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the Best Homemade Ice Cream. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick for the top ice-cream makers, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vanilla beans. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to the perfect Chocolate Pudding.

Chicken Classics, Improved (Episode #1314H)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 -- 1:30 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.

Turkey on the Grill (Episode #1313H)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 -- 1:30 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.

A Moroccan Feast (Episode #1214H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a Moroccan-style Chicken Tagine at home with foolproof Couscous that's better than any store-bought brand. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her pick for the best compost bucket. Later, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making your own preserved lemons. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews steamer baskets in the Equipment Corner.

Breakfast Standbys (Episode #1312H)

KQED 9: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 12:00 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.

Decadent Desserts (Episode #1410H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the Best Chocolate Tart. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews a few of her favorite kitchen gadgets. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the Best Butterscotch Pudding at home.

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

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 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.

Breakfast Standbys (Episode #1312H)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 1:30 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.

Vegetarian Pasta Night (Episode #1215H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Great Vegetable Lasagna. Then, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the science of cornstarch. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat lasagna noodles. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to perfect Spaghetti al Limone.

Company's Coming (Episode #1311H)

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 -- 1:30 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.

A Moroccan Feast (Episode #1214H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a Moroccan-style Chicken Tagine at home with foolproof Couscous that's better than any store-bought brand. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her pick for the best compost bucket. Later, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making your own preserved lemons. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews steamer baskets in the Equipment Corner.

Decadent Desserts (Episode #1410H)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the Best Chocolate Tart. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews a few of her favorite kitchen gadgets. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the Best Butterscotch Pudding at home.

Soup and Bread from Scratch (Episode #1213H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 1, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals the problem with whole wheat flour. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews Pullman bread pans to see if they live up to the hype. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat flour. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make Broccoli Cheese Soup with lots of broccoli flavor.

Spicy Fall Sweets (Episode #1310H)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 1, 2014 -- 1:30 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.

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