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

Pasta, Please (Episode #1205H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

Chocolate Torte (Episode #1204H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 11:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Breakfast Standbys (Episode #1312H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Shake and Bake Reinvented (Episode #1209H)

KQED 9: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Two Ways with Fish (Episode #1308H)

KQED 9: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfect Poached Fish Fillets with Sherry-Tomato Vinaigrette. Then, science expert Guy Crosby explains the science of poaching in oil. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of oyster crackers. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Easy Salmon Cakes at home. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews oyster knives in the Equipment Corner.

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

KQED 9: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Company's Coming (Episode #1311H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

A Latin Celebration (Episode #1207H)

KQED 9: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 1:30 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 9: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Spicy Fall Sweets (Episode #1310H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Big, Bold Chicken Braises (Episode #1309H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster updates the recipe for a Silver Palette classic, Chicken Marbella. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of whole roasted chickens. Next, Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby learns about authentic Filipino cooking at the Purple Yam in Brooklyn. And finally, Chris heads into the test kitchen with test cook Bryan Roof to make perfect Filipino Chicken Adobo.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Two Ways with Fish (Episode #1308H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfect Poached Fish Fillets with Sherry-Tomato Vinaigrette. Then, science expert Guy Crosby explains the science of poaching in oil. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of oyster crackers. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Easy Salmon Cakes at home. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews oyster knives in the Equipment Corner.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 2, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Mar 2, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
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