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

Summertime Supper Fare (Episode #1124H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 30, 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: Thu, Nov 29, 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: Wed, Nov 28, 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).

Grilled Pork Chops and Ribs (Episode #1121H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 27, 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: Mon, Nov 26, 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.

Steak Frites (Episode #1117H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Deep-Dish Pizza (Episode #1119H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 23, 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.

Crepes and Croissants (Episode #1211H)

KQED 9: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Host Christopher Kimball takes a trip to Paris in search of the best croissants. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Croissants right at home. And finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to flawless Crepes.

Shrimp in a Skillet (Episode #1118H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 22, 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: Wed, Nov 21, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

A Slow and Easy Thanksgiving (Episode #1206H)

KQED 9: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to a slow and easy Thanksgiving with Braised Turkey and makes Bread Stuffing for a crowd. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews oven thermometers in the Equipment Corner.

Easier Italian Favorites (Episode #1116H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 20, 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: Mon, Nov 19, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Coffee Break Sweets (Episode #1108H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Who's ready for a treat? Stop by the test kitchen to learn how to make Ultimate Banana Bread with test cook Julia Collin Davison. Then, test cook Yvonne Ruperti reveals the secrets to foolproof Cream Cheese Coffee Cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried uncovers the best electric kettles in the Equipment Corner.

Easier Italian Favorites (Episode #1116H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Weeknight Workhorses (Episode #1114H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 16, 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.

Shake and Bake Reinvented (Episode #1209H)

KQED 9: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Nut-Crusted Chicken Cutlets. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews food processors in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the ultimate Crisp Pan-Fried Pork Chops at home.

Sweet Endings (Episode #1113H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 15, 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: Wed, Nov 14, 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.

New York-Style Pizza at Home (Episode #1208H)

KQED 9: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Host Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn to learn how to make the perfect New York-style pizza. Next, Chris goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn the secrets to making the ultimate Thin-Crust Pizza at home. And finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of red wine vinegar.

Southern Fare, Reinvented (Episode #1111H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 13, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make pulled pork without using a grill! Next, equipment expert Adam Reid reviews electric pressure cookers in the Equipment Corner. Then, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the science behind brining. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals a recipe for Easier Fried Chicken.

A Latin Celebration (Episode #1207H)

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 13, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to authentic Peruvian Roast Chicken. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for vertical roasters. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of brown rice. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make perfect Black Beans and Rice at home.

Asian Favorites at Home (Episode #1110H)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to create a different kind of stir-fry, Thai Chicken with Basil. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews large saucepans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the foolproof method to making perfect Shu Mai, right at home!

Here's The Beef (Episode #1210H)

KQED 9: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster show host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Chili at home. Then, Doc investigates homemade ground meat versus storebought in a head-to-head tasting of hamburgers, and test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to create the ultimate Juicy Pub-Style Burgers. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews meat grinders in the Equipment Corner.

Seafood in a Skillet (Episode #1107H)

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

Host Christopher Kimball visits a Boston fishmonger to learn how to buy the best scallops. Test cook Becky Hays then demystifies how to make perfect Pan-Seared Scallops. Next, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the Maillard reaction and what it really means. Then equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cheap nonstick skillets in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the test kitchen's secrets for Skillet-Roasted Fish Fillets.

Thanksgiving Turkey (Episode #1115H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Dutch Oven Classics (Episode #1109H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball demystifies wine varieties and reveals which brands the test kitchen recommends. He then takes this knowledge to test cook Bridget Lancaster, who whips up the Best Beef Stew. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of beef broth. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to create the ultimate Chicken and Dumplings.

Pasta, Please (Episode #1205H)

KQED 9: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 1:00 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.

Coffee Break Sweets (Episode #1108H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Who's ready for a treat? Stop by the test kitchen to learn how to make Ultimate Banana Bread with test cook Julia Collin Davison. Then, test cook Yvonne Ruperti reveals the secrets to foolproof Cream Cheese Coffee Cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried uncovers the best electric kettles in the Equipment Corner.

Seafood in a Skillet (Episode #1107H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball visits a Boston fishmonger to learn how to buy the best scallops. Test cook Becky Hays then demystifies how to make perfect Pan-Seared Scallops. Next, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the Maillard reaction and what it really means. Then equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cheap nonstick skillets in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the test kitchen's secrets for Skillet-Roasted Fish Fillets.

Chocolate Torte (Episode #1204H)

KQED 9: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 -- 1:00 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.

Fall Favorites (Episode #1106H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 6, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cheap digital thermometers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, host Christopher Kimball travels to Saratoga Orchards to learn about the best apples for baking, and test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the Best Baked Apples.

Rise and Shine Breakfast (Episode #1203H)

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 6, 2012 -- 1:00 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.

Italian Comfort Classics (Episode #1105)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball visits a Vermont farm to learn about chickens, old and new. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make authentic Chicken Canzanese (Italian braised chicken). Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the test kitchen's favorite gadgets. And finally, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make No-Fuss Creamy Polenta.

Fall Classics (Episode #1202H)

KQED 9: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 1:00 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.

Fall Favorites (Episode #1106H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cheap digital thermometers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, host Christopher Kimball travels to Saratoga Orchards to learn about the best apples for baking, and test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the Best Baked Apples.

Tostadas and Empanadas (Episode #1103H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Chewy Brownies and Chocolate Cupcakes (Episode #1104H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Man on the street Doc Willoughby investigates boxed versus homemade brownies in a head-to-head tasting. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to better-than-the-box Chewy Brownies at home. Next, host Christopher Kimball visits NYC's famous Magnolia Bakery to find out what all the fuss is about! Then, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make the Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus divulges the best baking gadgets.

Simply Chicken (Episode #1201H)

KQED 9: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 1:00 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.

Tostadas and Empanadas (Episode #1103H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 -- 6:30 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.

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