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

Mediterranean Specials (Episode #1219H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 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.

Great American Classics (Episode #1302H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball heads into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to uncover the secrets to the ultimate Carrot Layer Cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried tests springform pans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals how to make the best Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies.

Slow-Cooker Revolution (Episode #1218H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 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.

Meat and Potatoes A La Francaise (Episode #1301H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to update a classic recipe for French-Style Pot-Roasted Pork Loin with test cook Bridget Lancaster. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews knife sets in the Equipment Corner, and test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make Potato Casserole with Bacon and Caramelized Onion. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick among mandolines.

Backyard Chicken Dinner (Episode #1217H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 -- 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.

Cool and Creamy Desserts (Episode #1216H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 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.

Fall Classics (Episode #1202H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

A Taste of Spain (Episode #1303H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn the secrets to making perfect Catalan-Style Beef Stew with Mushrooms. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of spaghetti. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make classic Spanish-Style Toasted Pasta with Shrimp.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Vegetarian Pasta Night (Episode #1215H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 -- 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.

A Moroccan Feast (Episode #1214H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 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.

Soup and Bread from Scratch (Episode #1213H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 -- 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.

Salmon and Sole (Episode #1212H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball visits a Boston fishmonger to discover the truth about farm-raised salmon. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make perfect Glazed Salmon. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of tuna. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Baked Sole Fillets with Herbs and Bread Crumbs.

Simply Chicken (Episode #1201H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

Great American Classics (Episode #1302H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball heads into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to uncover the secrets to the ultimate Carrot Layer Cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried tests springform pans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals how to make the best Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Crepes and Croissants (Episode #1211H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Here's The Beef (Episode #1210H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Shake and Bake Reinvented (Episode #1209H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

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

KQED Life: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Meat and Potatoes A La Francaise (Episode #1301H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to update a classic recipe for French-Style Pot-Roasted Pork Loin with test cook Bridget Lancaster. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews knife sets in the Equipment Corner, and test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make Potato Casserole with Bacon and Caramelized Onion. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick among mandolines.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 12, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 12, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

A Latin Celebration (Episode #1207H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

A Slow and Easy Thanksgiving (Episode #1206H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Pasta, Please (Episode #1205H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 8, 2013 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Tue, Jan 8, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

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.

Chocolate Torte (Episode #1204H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 -- 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.

Summertime Supper (Episode #1225H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

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.

Chocolate Torte (Episode #1204H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Southeast Asian Favorites (Episode #1224H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jan 4, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

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.

Rise and Shine Breakfast (Episode #1203H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 3, 2013 -- 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.

Sweet Summer Endings (Episode #1223H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jan 3, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Fall Classics (Episode #1202H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 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.

Time to Grill (Episode #1222H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Simply Chicken (Episode #1201H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 1, 2013 -- 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.

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