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

Great American Classics (Episode #1302H)

KQED Life: Fri, May 31, 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.

Simple & Satisfying Vegetable Mains (Episode #1304H)

KQED 9: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn about vegetarian cooking from Amanda Cohen at Dirt Candy. Back in the test kitchen, test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a great Mushroom and Leek Galette with Gorgonzola at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his favorite vegetable cleavers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Farmhouse Vegetable and Barley Soup.

Great Italian Pasta Sauces (Episode #1315H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Chicken Classics, Improved (Episode #1314H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Spicing Up The Grill (Episode #1317H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 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.

Turkey on the Grill (Episode #1313H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Soup and Bread from Scratch (Episode #1213H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

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

KQED Life: Fri, May 24, 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 9: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

A Taste of Spain (Episode #1303H)

KQED 9: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Breakfast Standbys (Episode #1312H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 23, 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.

Chocolate Torte (Episode #1204H)

KQED 9: Thu, May 23, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Company's Coming (Episode #1311H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 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.

Asian Takeout Favorites (Episode #1316H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 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.

Spicy Fall Sweets (Episode #1310H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 21, 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.

Rise and Shine Breakfast (Episode #1203H)

KQED 9: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Salmon and Sole (Episode #1212H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

Ultimate Italian (Episode #1306H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn secrets of homemade pasta from the pros. In the test kitchen, test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Fresh Pasta Without a Machine. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Mozzarella Cheese. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Ragu alla Bolognese.

A Taste of Spain (Episode #1303H)

KQED Life: Fri, May 17, 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.

Great American Classics (Episode #1302H)

KQED 9: Fri, May 17, 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.

Big, Bold Chicken Braises (Episode #1309H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 16, 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.

Simply Chicken (Episode #1201H)

KQED 9: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Two Ways with Fish (Episode #1308H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 15, 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.

Great Italian Pasta Sauces (Episode #1315H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 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.

Irish Comfort Classics (Episode #1307H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball heads into the test kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to update a classic recipe for Shepherd's Pie. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite quirky kitchen gadgets. Then, Chris answers questions from viewers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making New England-Style Home-Corned Beef and Cabbage.

Fall Classics (Episode #1202H)

KQED 9: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Crepes and Croissants (Episode #1211H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

Pork Chops and Lentil Salad (Episode #1305H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Red Wine-Braised Pork Chops. Next, host Christopher Kimball reveals the test kitchen's best tips for storing, chopping and handling fresh herbs. Then, science expert Guy Crosby explains the science of braising. Next, Chris answers questions from viewers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Lentil Salad at home.

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

KQED 9: Fri, May 10, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Ultimate Italian (Episode #1306H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 9, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn secrets of homemade pasta from the pros. In the test kitchen, test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Fresh Pasta Without a Machine. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Mozzarella Cheese. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Ragu alla Bolognese.

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

KQED 9: Thu, May 9, 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.

Pork Chops and Lentil Salad (Episode #1305H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Red Wine-Braised Pork Chops. Next, host Christopher Kimball reveals the test kitchen's best tips for storing, chopping and handling fresh herbs. Then, science expert Guy Crosby explains the science of braising. Next, Chris answers questions from viewers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Lentil Salad at home.

Chicken Classics, Improved (Episode #1314H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 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.

Simple & Satisfying Vegetable Mains (Episode #1304H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn about vegetarian cooking from Amanda Cohen at Dirt Candy. Back in the test kitchen, test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a great Mushroom and Leek Galette with Gorgonzola at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his favorite vegetable cleavers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Farmhouse Vegetable and Barley Soup.

Summertime Supper (Episode #1225H)

KQED 9: Mon, May 6, 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.

Simple & Satisfying Vegetable Mains (Episode #1304H)

KQED Life: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn about vegetarian cooking from Amanda Cohen at Dirt Candy. Back in the test kitchen, test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a great Mushroom and Leek Galette with Gorgonzola at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his favorite vegetable cleavers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Farmhouse Vegetable and Barley Soup.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Southeast Asian Favorites (Episode #1224H)

KQED 9: Fri, May 3, 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.

A Taste of Spain (Episode #1303H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 2, 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.

Great American Classics (Episode #1302H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 1, 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.

Turkey on the Grill (Episode #1313H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 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.

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