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

Big, Bold Chicken Braises (Episode #1309H)

KQED 9: Mon, Mar 31, 2014 -- 1:30 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.

Crepes and Croissants (Episode #1211H)

KQED Life: Sun, Mar 30, 2014 -- 4:30 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.

Company's Coming (Episode #1311H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 30, 2014 -- 11:30 AM

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.

Revisiting Julia Child's Roast Turkey (Episode #1409H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 29, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Julia Child's Thanksgiving Turkey and serves it with a perfect recipe for Roasted Root Vegetables. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite tools for making turkey.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 29, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

A Modern Take On Pizza and Grilled Cheese (Episode #1404H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 28, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a great Thin-Crust Whole-Wheat Pizza with Garlic Oil, Three Cheeses, and Basil at home, and gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite pizza gadgets. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of goat cheese. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Cheddar and Shallot.

Two Ways with Fish (Episode #1308H)

KQED 9: Fri, Mar 28, 2014 -- 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.

Salmon and Sole (Episode #1212H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 27, 2014 -- 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.

Crepes and Croissants (Episode #1211H)

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 26, 2014 -- 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.

Revisiting Julia Child's Roast Turkey (Episode #1409H)

KQED 9: Wed, Mar 26, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Julia Child's Thanksgiving Turkey and serves it with a perfect recipe for Roasted Root Vegetables. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite tools for making turkey.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 29, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Here's The Beef (Episode #1210H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 25, 2014 -- 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.

Irish Comfort Classics (Episode #1307H)

KQED 9: Tue, Mar 25, 2014 -- 1:30 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.

Ultimate Italian (Episode #1306H)

KQED 9: Mon, Mar 24, 2014 -- 1:30 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.

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

KQED Life: Sun, Mar 23, 2014 -- 4:30 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.

Great American Classics (Episode #1302H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 22, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

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, Mar 22, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Three Ways with Eggs (Episode #1403H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 21, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the best Soft-Cooked Eggs. Then, test cook Bryan Roof shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a classic Fluffy Omelet. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite egg gadgets, and finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster demonstrates how to make Perfect Fried Eggs.

Pork Chops and Lentil Salad (Episode #1305H)

KQED 9: Fri, Mar 21, 2014 -- 1:30 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.

Shake and Bake Reinvented (Episode #1209H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 20, 2014 -- 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: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 -- 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.

A Latin Celebration (Episode #1207H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 18, 2014 -- 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.

Simple & Satisfying Vegetable Mains (Episode #1304H)

KQED 9: Tue, Mar 18, 2014 -- 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.

A Taste of Spain (Episode #1303H)

KQED 9: Mon, Mar 17, 2014 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 15, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

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, Mar 15, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

A Fancy Finale (Episode #1402H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 14, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate dessert, Chocolate-Espresso Dacquoise. Chris then reveals the science behind egg whites. And finally, Chris answers viewer questions in Letters to the Editor.

A Slow and Easy Thanksgiving (Episode #1206H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 13, 2014 -- 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: Wed, Mar 12, 2014 -- 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.

Chocolate Torte (Episode #1204H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 11, 2014 -- 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.

Revisiting Julia Child's Roast Turkey (Episode #1409H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 8, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Julia Child's Thanksgiving Turkey and serves it with a perfect recipe for Roasted Root Vegetables. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite tools for making turkey.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 29, 2014 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 8, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Meat and Potatoes with Panache (Episode #1401H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 7, 2014 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create an updated French classic, Modern Beef Burgundy, with test cook Becky Hays. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews potato ricers in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make Braised Red Potatoes with Lemon and Chives. And finally, Chris reveals the science behind potato starch.

Rise and Shine Breakfast (Episode #1203H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 6, 2014 -- 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.

Fall Classics (Episode #1202H)

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 5, 2014 -- 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.

Simply Chicken (Episode #1201H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 4, 2014 -- 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.

Classic Italian Fare (Episode #1408H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 1, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the Best Chicken Parmesan. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to foolproof Pasta alla Norcina.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 1, 2014 -- 11:00 AM
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