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

A Hearty Start to the Day (Episode #1603H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to learn how to make the best eggs piperade. Next, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to making chocolate hazelnut spread at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of maple syrup. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the perfect 100 percent whole wheat pancakes.

Revolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts (Episode #1626H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the perfect strawberry-rhubarb pie. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cold brew coffee makers in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best tea gadgets. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best cherry clafouti.

Chocolate-Caramel Layer Cake (Episode #1607H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect chocolate-caramel layer cake. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream scoops in the Equipment Corner. Finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best large ice cream makers and thermometers.

Grilled Chicken and Salad with a Kick (Episode #1625H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect peri peri grilled chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the latest grill gadgets in the Equipment Corner. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the best pita bread salad with tomatoes and cucumber.

Pass The Pasta (Episode #1606H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate sausage meatballs and spaghetti. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews insulated shopping totes in the Equipment Corner. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making tagliatelle with prosciutto and peas at home.

Mexican Mole and Drunken Beans (Episode #1624H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the best chicken mole poblano at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Mexican lagers. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the ultimate drunken beans.

Italian with Ease (Episode #1616H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making semolina gnocchi at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of balsamic vinegar. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Italian sausage with grapes and balsamic vinegar.

Pork Kebabs and Steaks Hit The Grill (Episode #1623H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate charcoal-grilled steaks at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews steak knives in the Equipment Corner. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best jar spatulas and jar openers. Finally, test cook Bryan Roof reveals the secrets to making perfect grilled pork kebabs with hoisin and five-spice.

Country Ribs and Corn Muffins (Episode #1622H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate sweet and tangy grilled country-style pork ribs. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews laundry stain removers in the Equipment Corner. Next, host Christopher Kimball answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows Chris how to make the best savory corn muffins at home.

A Hearty Fall Feast (Episode #1604H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best roasted rack of lamb at home. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the test kitchen's secret to roasted brined Turkey. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of dijon mustard. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate root vegetable gratin.

Pantry Pastas (Episode #1712H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets for making perfect pasta e ceci. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Julia Collin Davison to a tasting of parmesan. Then, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science behind parmesan's signature flavor. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Bridget how to make the ultimate penne arrabbiata.

French Pork Chops and Bisque (Episode #1617H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the best French-style pork chops with apples and calvados. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of brie. Then, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the ultimate mushroom bisque.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

New York Natives (Episode #1602H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to foolproof New York cheesecake. Then, man on the street Doc Willoughby learns about bagels from Philip Romanzi of Bagel Hole in Brooklyn. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate New York agels.

Dinner In Cuba (Episode #1621H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Man on the street Doc Willoughby learns all about Cuban cuisine at La Carreta in Miami, Florida. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the best Cuban braised shredded beef at home. Next, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to making fried sweet plantains. Then, testing expert Adam Ried reviews grapefruit knives in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate mango, orange, and jicama salad.

Spanish Chicken and Israeli Couscous (Episode #1605H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best Spanish braised chicken with sherry and saffron. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop chal-enges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of Israeli couscous. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make simple Israeli couscous at home.

Braised to Perfection (Episode #1620H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate braised halibut with leeks and mustard at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of smoked salmon. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best warming trays. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making perfect slow-cooked whole carrots.

A Hearty Fall Feast (Episode #1604H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best roasted rack of lamb at home. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the test kitchen's secret to roasted brined Turkey. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of dijon mustard. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate root vegetable gratin.

Vegetarian Essentials (Episode #1619H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate black bean burgers at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vegetable broth. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make the freshest super greens soup with lemon-tarragon cream. Finally, test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets to making homemade vegetable broth.

Serving Up Noodles and Rice (Episode #1615H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Japanese-style stir- fried noodles with beef at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews knife sharpeners in the Equipment Corner. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reinvents a classic, fried brown rice with pork and shrimp.

Ultimate Chinese (Episode #1618H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate mu shu pork at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews rice cookers in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best crispy orange beef.

French Pork Chops and Bisque (Episode #1617H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the best French-style pork chops with apples and calvados. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of brie. Then, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the ultimate mushroom bisque.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

New York Natives (Episode #1602H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to foolproof New York cheesecake. Then, man on the street Doc Willoughby learns about bagels from Philip Romanzi of Bagel Hole in Brooklyn. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate New York agels.

Big Easy Favorites (Episode #1711H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison the steps to making the ultimate chicken and sausage gumbo. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of smoked paprika. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus shares her favorite quirky kitchen tools. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer reveals the secrets to making the best red beans and rice.

Pork and Pears (Episode #1612H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the best milk-braised pork loin. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of apricot preserves. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best apple corers. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate roasted pears with dried apricots and pistachios.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

French Bistro Favorites (Episode #1601H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a simple pot-au-feu at home. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the perfect raspberry charlotte.

Italian with Ease (Episode #1616H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making semolina gnocchi at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of balsamic vinegar. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Italian sausage with grapes and balsamic vinegar.

A Hearty Start to the Day (Episode #1603H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to learn how to make the best eggs piperade. Next, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to making chocolate hazelnut spread at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of maple syrup. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the perfect 100 percent whole wheat pancakes.

Serving Up Noodles and Rice (Episode #1615H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Japanese-style stir- fried noodles with beef at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews knife sharpeners in the Equipment Corner. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reinvents a classic, fried brown rice with pork and shrimp.

New York Natives (Episode #1602H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to foolproof New York cheesecake. Then, man on the street Doc Willoughby learns about bagels from Philip Romanzi of Bagel Hole in Brooklyn. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate New York agels.

Dinner In Italy (Episode #1614H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Man on the street Doc Willoughby learns all about Sicilian-style pizza from the Barbati family of L&B Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the ultimate thick-crust Sicilian-style pizza at home. Next, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to homemade ricotta cheese. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the best pasta with cauliflower, bacon, and bread crumbs.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Roast Chicken and Potatoes Revisited (Episode #1613H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate slow-roasted chicken parts with shallot-garlic pan sauce. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews carbon-steel chef's knives. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the perfect boiled potatoes with black olive tapenade.

Pork and Pears (Episode #1612H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the best milk-braised pork loin. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of apricot preserves. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best apple corers. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate roasted pears with dried apricots and pistachios.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Comfort Classics (Episode #1726H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison makes the best roast chicken with root vegetables with host Bridget Lancaster and test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets to making almost no-knead sourdough bread.

Korean Feast (Episode #1710H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate Korean rice bowl at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews spider skimmers in the equipment corner. Finally, test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets for making perfect Korean fried chicken wings.

Chocolate-Caramel Layer Cake (Episode #1607H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect chocolate-caramel layer cake. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream scoops in the Equipment Corner. Finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best large ice cream makers and thermometers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Comfort Classics (Episode #1726H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison makes the best roast chicken with root vegetables with host Bridget Lancaster and test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets to making almost no-knead sourdough bread.

A Roast for the Holidays (Episode #1611H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the ultimate fennel-coriander top sirloin roast. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews carving boards in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the crispiest duck fat-roasted potatoes.

French Bistro Favorites (Episode #1601H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a simple pot-au-feu at home. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the perfect raspberry charlotte.

Sweet and Spicy Asian Specialties (Episode #1610H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Joanne Chang at Myers + Chang to learn about shell-on shrimp. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best crispy salt and pepper shrimp at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Sichuan peppercorns. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making Vietnamese-style caramel chicken with broccoli.

Comfort Classics (Episode #1726H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison makes the best roast chicken with root vegetables with host Bridget Lancaster and test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets to making almost no-knead sourdough bread.

Saucing Up Chicken and Roasting Mushrooms (Episode #1609H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Bryan Roof shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best quick sauces for sauteed chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews serrated paring knives in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets. Then, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor and shares a quick tip about the best way to cook bacon. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the ultimate roasted mushrooms with parmesan and pine nuts.

Roast Chicken and Potatoes Revisited (Episode #1613H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate slow-roasted chicken parts with shallot-garlic pan sauce. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews carbon-steel chef's knives. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the perfect boiled potatoes with black olive tapenade.

Why Not Add Wine? (Episode #1608H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the best coq au riesling at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best waiter's corkscrews. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Tuscan-style beef stew.

Chocolate-Caramel Layer Cake (Episode #1607H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 4, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect chocolate-caramel layer cake. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream scoops in the Equipment Corner. Finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best large ice cream makers and thermometers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Summer Dinner Party (Episode #1724H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 3, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the ultimate grill-roasted beef tenderloin. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews gas grills in the Equipment Corner. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best pie carriers. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make an elegant pear-walnut upside-down cake.

Outsmarting Thanksgiving (Episode #1709H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate roast turkey. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best oven thermometers. Finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to foolproof boiled corn.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 3, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Pass The Pasta (Episode #1606H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 1, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate sausage meatballs and spaghetti. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews insulated shopping totes in the Equipment Corner. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making tagliatelle with prosciutto and peas at home.

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