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

Old-Fashioned Sunday Dinners (Episode #1101H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a great, old-fashioned Simple Pot Roast with test cook Bridget Lancaster. Then, Chris really shakes it up in the Equipment Corner with Adam Ried while testing food storage containers, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals the science behind salting meat. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to cook the best Chicken Pot Pie.

Bistro-Style Steak and Potatoes (Episode #1226H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the five-star meal at home and serves it with Potato Galette. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for wine openers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Pasta, Please (Episode #1205H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make foolproof Spaghetti and Meatballs. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews sous-vide machines in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison updates a recipe for the perfect Spring Vegetable Pasta.

Tostadas and Empanadas (Episode #1103H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Host Christopher Kimball ventures to Chicago to visit Rick Bayless to learn all about his infamous empanadas. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the test kitchen's secrets for the ultimate Beef Empanadas at home. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make Pork Tostadas. And finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vegetable oil.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Chocolate Torte (Episode #1204H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball visits the Hotel Sacher Vienna to taste Sacher torte, and test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows him how to make foolproof Chocolate Torte at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of baking chocolate. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best nut choppers.

Desserts with An English Accent (Episode #1102H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Classic Bread Pudding. Chris then discusses the virtues of stale versus dried bread while baking with science expert Guy Crosby. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the best small appliances in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the Best Shortbread.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Rise and Shine Breakfast (Episode #1203H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball discusses the science behind scrambled eggs with science expert Guy Crosby. Then, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to perfect Scrambled Eggs. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the best toaster ovens in the Equipment Corner. Later, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make foolproof Cranberry Nut Muffins. And finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of peanut butter.

Old-Fashioned Sunday Dinners (Episode #1101H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a great, old-fashioned Simple Pot Roast with test cook Bridget Lancaster. Then, Chris really shakes it up in the Equipment Corner with Adam Ried while testing food storage containers, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals the science behind salting meat. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to cook the best Chicken Pot Pie.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Fall Classics (Episode #1202H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Pot-Roasted Pork Loin. Chris then discusses the differences between baking soda and baking powder with science expert Guy Crosby. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of pork. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti reveals the secrets of Classic Gingerbread.

Simply Chicken (Episode #1201H)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a French classic, Chicken Fricassee, with test cook Becky Hays. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the best cutting boards in the Equipment Corner, and science expert Guy Crosby uncovers the science behind emulsification and the human sense of taste. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the Best Simple Roast Chicken.

Summertime Supper (Episode #1225H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making perfect Grilled Stuffed Pork Tenderloin. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews liquid measuring cups in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Lighter Corn Chowder with lots of corn flavor.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Lazy Day Breakfast (Episode #1126H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

First up, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews waffle irons in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Yvonne Ruperti uncovers the secrets to extra-crispy Buttermilk Waffles. Then, science expert Guy Crosby reveals the science behind browning. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate French Toast at home.

Grilled Steak and Gazpacho (Episode #1125H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making authentic Grilled Argentine Steaks. Then, host Christopher Kimball visits a tomato expert in Southern California to find out why supermarket tomatoes lack real tomato flavor. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of diced tomatoes. And finally, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make Creamy Gazpacho Andaluz with lots of tomato flavor!

Summertime Supper Fare (Episode #1124H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Charcoal-Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite summertime kitchen gadgets. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Foolproof Grilled Tuna steaks.

Great Grilled Roast Beef (Episode #1123H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball reveals how to buy the best sirloin cuts at the right price. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Inexpensive Charcoal-Grill-Roasted Beef at home and serves it with Roasted Smashed Potatoes. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for smokers, and science expert Guy Crosby discusses the science behind salting meat.

Simply Italian (Episode #1122H)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Rosemary Focaccia at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole-wheat pasta. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti uncovers the secrets to authentic Cacio e Pepe (Spaghetti with Pecorino Romano and Black Pepper).

Southeast Asian Favorites (Episode #1224H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Man on the Street Doc Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn the secrets of Thai cooking. Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Thai Grilled Beef Salad. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for smoker boxes in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to foolproof Indonesian-Style Fried Rice.

Grilled Pork Chops and Ribs (Episode #1121H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball visits Boston's famous East Coast Grill to learn about Memphis ribs from BBQ expert Chris Schlesinger. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make Memphis-Style Barbecued Spareribs on a home grill. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his favorite new grill gadgets. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the Best Charcoal Grill-Smoked Pork Chops at home.

All-American Fruit Desserts (Episode #1120H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

In this episode, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the perfect Sweet Cherry Pie. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of vanilla ice cream, and gadget guru Lisa McManus divulges the test kitchen's pick for ice cream scoops. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make the ultimate Skillet Apple Crisp.

Deep-Dish Pizza (Episode #1119H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball ventures to Chicago in an effort to find a recipe for Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza. He returns to the test kitchen, where test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals how to make not only the ultimate deep-dish pizza at home but also the perfect Chopped Salad.

Shrimp in a Skillet (Episode #1118H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball reveals how to buy the freshest shrimp on the market. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make Greek-Style Shrimp at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of feta cheese. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to perfect Shrimp Stir-Fries. And finally, science expert Guy Crosby uncovers the science behind cooking meat versus shrimp.

Steak Frites (Episode #1117H)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball takes a trip to Paris in search of the best steak frites. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to bring the dish home and reveals the secrets behind Foolproof Vinaigrette. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried declares his pick for the perfect spatula.

Sweet Summer Endings (Episode #1223H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Easier Italian Favorites (Episode #1116H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster teaches host Christopher Kimball how to make Hearty Minestrone at home using supermarket ingredients. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Almost Hands-Free Risotto. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus investigates whether vacuum robots can do all the work for you.

Thanksgiving Turkey (Episode #1115H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect Old-Fashioned Stuffed Turkey. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews hybrid chef's knives. And finally, science expert Guy Crosby discusses the science behind stale bread.

Weeknight Workhorses (Episode #1114H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus takes a trip to a local fire department to test fire extinguishers. Next, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to perfect Sauteed Pork Cutlets. And finally, Lisa pounds her way to the ultimate meat pounder.

Sweet Endings (Episode #1113H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball is in for a treat when test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the test kitchen's secrets to the ultimate Chewy Sugar Cookies. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews innovative mixing bowls to find out if any of them live up to the hype. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make a foolproof Berry Fool at home.

Stuffed Beef Tenderloin (Episode #1112H)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Becky Hays makes a five-star meal and shows host Chistopher Kimball the secrets behind the best Roasted Carrots and Horseradish-Crusted Beef Tenderloin. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus admits why she loves the Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of horseradish.

Time to Grill (Episode #1222H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

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.

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