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

Mediterranean Sweets (Episode #1814H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 20, 2018 -- 2:30 PM

Test cook Dan Souza makes Bridget the ultimate olive oil cake. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of premium extra virgin olive oil. Gadget critic Lisa McManus reveals her favorite (and least favorite) gadgets, and Julia and Bridget uncover the secrets to making foolproof Bbaklava at home.

Spicing Up The Grill (Episode #1820H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 16, 2018 -- 12:00 PM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster uncover the secrets to perfecting a Thai delicacy at home: Thai grilled Cornish hens with chili dipping sauce. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of tahini, gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews grill tongs, and test cook Dan Souza makes the ultimate grilled pita stuffed with lamb.

Elegant Fall Dinner (Episode #1718H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 16, 2018 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Mexican Dinner Party (Episode #1813H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 15, 2018 -- 5:30 PM

In this episode, Bridget and Julia uncover the secrets to the ultimate tamales with red chicken chili, and then, test cook Dan Souza makes Julia perfect chorizo and potato tacos.

Grown Up Comfort Classics (Episode #1801H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 15, 2018 -- 11:00 AM

Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison unlock the secrets to simple stovetop macaroni and cheese. In the Equipment Corner, expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for large saucepans, and gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews lid holders. Science expert Dan Souza explains the proper way to use a whisk, and test cook Becky Hays makes host Julia Collin Davison the perfect turkey meatloaf with ketchup-brown sugar glaze.

Mexican Dinner Party (Episode #1813H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 13, 2018 -- 2:30 PM

In this episode, Bridget and Julia uncover the secrets to the ultimate tamales with red chicken chili, and then, test cook Dan Souza makes Julia perfect chorizo and potato tacos.

Grilled Steak and Fruit Tart (Episode #1819H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 9, 2018 -- 12:00 PM

Test cook Dan Souza makes Julia perfect grill-smoked and herb-rubbed flat iron steaks, and then tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of mascarpone. In the Equipment Corner, expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for tart pans, science expert Dan Souza explains the science of salting, and then test cook Elle Simone makes Bridget the ultimate fresh fruit tart.

Chinese Takeout, Revised (Episode #1717H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 9, 2018 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with host Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the best beef stir-fry with bell peppers and black pepper sauce at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of soy sauce. Next, test cook Keith Dresser shows Julia how to make the ultimate scallion pancakes with dipping sauce.

Fast Food Makeovers (Episode #1723H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 8, 2018 -- 11:00 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.

Italian Seafood Suppers (Episode #1812H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 6, 2018 -- 2:30 PM

Bridget and Julia uncover the secrets to making perfect linguine allo scoglio. Equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for manual pasta machines, and then gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews restaurant tools that every home cook should use. Finally, test cook Becky Hays makes Bridget an Italian classic: Tuscan shrimp and beans.

Vibrant Mediterranean Cooking (Episode #1818H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 2, 2018 -- 12:00 PM

Test cook Dan Souza makes Bridget foolproof swordfish skewers with tomato-scallion caponata on the grill. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of feta, and then test cook Becky Hays makes Julia a vibrant Mediterranean favorite: Egyptian barley salad.

Diner-Style Favorites with a Twist (Episode #1811H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 1, 2018 -- 5:30 PM

Julia and Bridget uncover the secrets to making the ultimate Italian-style turkey meatballs. In the Equipment Corner, expert Adam Ried reviews dry storage containers, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science behind kale's unique flavor, and test cook Becky Hays makes Julia the perfect kale Caesar salad.

Mediterranean Grill (Episode #1721H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 1, 2018 -- 11:00 AM

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.

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