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

Sweet and Spicy Asian Specialties (Episode #1610H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 20, 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.

Braised to Perfection (Episode #1620H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

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.

Steak and Veggies (Episode #1720H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the best pan-seared flank steak with mustard-chive butter. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews carbon steel skillets in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets for making walkaway ratatouille.

Spanish Chicken and Israeli Couscous (Episode #1605H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Hearty One Pot Meals (Episode #1708H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the best ground beef chili. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews food processors in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer uncovers the secrets to the ultimate red lentil soup with north African spices.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 17, 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.

Dinner In Cuba (Episode #1621H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

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.

Why Not Add Wine? (Episode #1608H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 16, 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.

Braised to Perfection (Episode #1620H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

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.

Chocolate-Caramel Layer Cake (Episode #1607H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 15, 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.

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

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

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.

Pass The Pasta (Episode #1606H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 14, 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.

Spanish Chicken and Israeli Couscous (Episode #1605H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Ultimate Chinese (Episode #1618H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

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.

Canning Classics (Episode #1719H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to reveal the secrets to making classic strawberry jam at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best canning tools. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate bread and butter pickles.

Comfort Classics (Episode #1726H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 5:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Seafood Supper (Episode #1706H)

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

Host Julia Collin Davison reveals the steps for making perfect pan-seared salmon. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Bridget Lancaster to a tasting of fish sauce. Then, science expert Dan Souza demonstrates the differences between wild and farmed salmon. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Julia the secrets to making the ultimate shrimp scampi.

A Hearty Fall Feast (Episode #1604H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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 Life: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Ultimate Chinese (Episode #1618H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

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.

New York Natives (Episode #1602H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Country Ribs and Corn Muffins (Episode #1622H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

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.

French Bistro Favorites (Episode #1601H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Comfort Classics (Episode #1726H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Italian with Ease (Episode #1616H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 4:30 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.

Elegant Fall Dinner (Episode #1718H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the best Tuscan-style roast pork with garlic and rosemary. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews wine accessories in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to making the perfect farro salad with asparagus, sugar snap peas, and tomatoes.

Mediterranean Grill (Episode #1721H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best grilled shrimp and vegetable kebabs. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Bridget Lancaster to a tasting of whole-milk Greek yogurt. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows Julia how to make the best Persian-style rice with golden crust at home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

The Ultimate Sticky Buns (Episode #1707H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate sticky buns at home. Then, science expert Dan Souza demystifies the science of a water roux. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of almond butter. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews waffle irons in the equipment corner.

Summer Pork Supper (Episode #1725H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the best smoked pork loin with dried-fruit chutney. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the latest grill gadgets in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Becky Hays shows Bridget how to make the ultimate sweet potato soup.

French Pork Chops and Bisque (Episode #1617H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 6:30 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.

Summer Dinner Party (Episode #1724H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Italian with Ease (Episode #1616H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 1, 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.

Fast Food Makeovers (Episode #1723H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the perfect grilled pizza at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of super- market olive oil. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best avocado gadgets. Finally, host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with test cook Tim Chin to learn how to make the best shredded chicken tacos.

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