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

Backyard Chicken Dinner (Episode #1217H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Indian Classics Made Easy (Episode #1322H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 28, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby learns about Indian cuisine from Chef Floyd Cardoz. Then, test cook Becky Hays teaches host Christopher Kimball how to make two classic Indian recipes: Indian Flatbread and Indian-Style Spinach with Fresh Cheese. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for juicers in the Equipment Corner, and gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews some of her favorite kitchen gadgets.

Fall Classics (Episode #1202H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 27, 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.

Cool and Creamy Desserts (Episode #1216H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Simply Chicken (Episode #1201H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 26, 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.

Vegetarian Pasta Night (Episode #1215H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Sunday Brunch (Episode #1326H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make foolproof Cinnamon Swirl Bread. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite pancake dispenser, and Chris answers questions from viewers. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make perfect Baked Eggs Florentine at home, and science expert Guy Crosby explains the science behind perfect baked eggs.

A Moroccan Feast (Episode #1214H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

French Sweets, Refined and Rustic (Episode #1325H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby heads to the Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory in Brooklyn to learn all about the art of chocolate making. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Chocolate Truffles at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of cocoa powder. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best French Apple Cake.

Soup and Bread from Scratch (Episode #1213H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 1:30 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 9: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Short Ribs and Chops Hit The Grill (Episode #1321H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison show host Christopher Kimball how to make Easy Grilled Boneless Pork Chops. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for pressure cookers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Grill-Roasted Beef Short Ribs, and gadget guru Lisa reviews her favorite knife accessories.

Chili and Stew Go Vegetarian (Episode #1324H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball travels to Foxy Farms in the Salinas Valley to see where the nation's produce is grown. Then he heads into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to learn how to make the Best Vegetarian Chili. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for vegetable peelers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to the ultimate Italian Vegetable Stew.

Crepes and Croissants (Episode #1211H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Ultimate Grilled Turkey Burgers (Episode #1323H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Juicy Grilled Turkey Burgers. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of cheddar cheese. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews Oil Misters. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making foolproof Potato Burger Buns.

Here's The Beef (Episode #1210H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Indian Classics Made Easy (Episode #1322H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby learns about Indian cuisine from Chef Floyd Cardoz. Then, test cook Becky Hays teaches host Christopher Kimball how to make two classic Indian recipes: Indian Flatbread and Indian-Style Spinach with Fresh Cheese. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for juicers in the Equipment Corner, and gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews some of her favorite kitchen gadgets.

Shake and Bake Reinvented (Episode #1209H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 18, 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.

Short Ribs and Chops Hit The Grill (Episode #1321H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison show host Christopher Kimball how to make Easy Grilled Boneless Pork Chops. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for pressure cookers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Grill-Roasted Beef Short Ribs, and gadget guru Lisa reviews her favorite knife accessories.

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

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 17, 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.

A Latin Celebration (Episode #1207H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 16, 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.

Mediterranean Specials (Episode #1219H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

Skewered and Wrapped (Episode #1320H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Grilled Beef Satay. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his top picks for saute pans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to making quick Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps at home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

A Slow and Easy Thanksgiving (Episode #1206H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 13, 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.

Rethinking Seafood Classics (Episode #1319H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the Best Crab Cakes. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of crabmeat. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Grill-Smoked Salmon with lots of smoke flavor. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for seafood scissors.

Pasta, Please (Episode #1205H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Perfecting Summer Classics (Episode #1318H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best Grilled Steak with New Mexican Chile Rub. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of hot sauces. Next, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make perfect Raspberry Sorbet at home, and science expert Guy Crosby explains the science behind great sorbet. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite ice cream machine and cone maker.

Chocolate Torte (Episode #1204H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 11, 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.

Spicing Up The Grill (Episode #1317H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Rise and Shine Breakfast (Episode #1203H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 10, 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.

Fall Classics (Episode #1202H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 9, 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.

Slow-Cooker Revolution (Episode #1218H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

Rethinking Seafood Classics (Episode #1319H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the Best Crab Cakes. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of crabmeat. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Grill-Smoked Salmon with lots of smoke flavor. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for seafood scissors.

Asian Takeout Favorites (Episode #1316H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

Simply Chicken (Episode #1201H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 6, 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.

Great Italian Pasta Sauces (Episode #1315H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 5, 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.

French Sweets, Refined and Rustic (Episode #1325H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby heads to the Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory in Brooklyn to learn all about the art of chocolate making. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Chocolate Truffles at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of cocoa powder. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best French Apple Cake.

Chicken Classics, Improved (Episode #1314H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 4, 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.

Chili and Stew Go Vegetarian (Episode #1324H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball travels to Foxy Farms in the Salinas Valley to see where the nation's produce is grown. Then he heads into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to learn how to make the Best Vegetarian Chili. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for vegetable peelers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to the ultimate Italian Vegetable Stew.

Turkey on the Grill (Episode #1313H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 3, 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.

Indian Classics Made Easy (Episode #1322H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby learns about Indian cuisine from Chef Floyd Cardoz. Then, test cook Becky Hays teaches host Christopher Kimball how to make two classic Indian recipes: Indian Flatbread and Indian-Style Spinach with Fresh Cheese. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for juicers in the Equipment Corner, and gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews some of her favorite kitchen gadgets.

Rethinking Seafood Classics (Episode #1319H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the Best Crab Cakes. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of crabmeat. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Grill-Smoked Salmon with lots of smoke flavor. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for seafood scissors.

Backyard Chicken Dinner (Episode #1217H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

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