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

Autumn Desserts (Episode #1716H)

KQED 9: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with host Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate chewy oatmeal cookies. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews mini prep bowls in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to ultra-nutty pecan bars.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Chinese Takeout, Revised (Episode #1717H)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 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.

Braised to Perfection (Episode #1620H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 21, 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.

Italian Vegetarian (Episode #1705H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make perfect cheese and tomato lasagna. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of jarred anchovies. Finally, test cook Keith Dresser uncovers the secrets to really good garlic bread.

Autumn Desserts (Episode #1716H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with host Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate chewy oatmeal cookies. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews mini prep bowls in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to ultra-nutty pecan bars.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Refreshing Desserts (Episode #1713H)

KQED Plus: Fri, May 19, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the best ginger frozen yogurt at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews digital scales in the equip-ment corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best personal blenders. Finally, test cook Tim Chin shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make perfect lemon posset with berries.

Dinner In Cuba (Episode #1621H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 18, 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.

Pantry Pastas (Episode #1712H)

KQED Plus: Thu, May 18, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Braised to Perfection (Episode #1620H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 17, 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.

Big Easy Favorites (Episode #1711H)

KQED Plus: Wed, May 17, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Autumn Desserts (Episode #1716H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 16, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with host Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate chewy oatmeal cookies. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews mini prep bowls in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to ultra-nutty pecan bars.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Korean Feast (Episode #1710H)

KQED Plus: Tue, May 16, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Italian Chicken (Episode #1715H)

KQED 9: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster go into the test kitchen together to uncover the secrets to better chicken marsala. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews manual citrus juicers in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Bridget how to make the ultimate skillet-roasted chicken in lemon sauce at home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 16, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Autumn Desserts (Episode #1716H)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with host Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate chewy oatmeal cookies. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews mini prep bowls in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to ultra-nutty pecan bars.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Ultimate Chinese (Episode #1618H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 14, 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.

New England Classics (Episode #1704H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with host Bridget Lancaster to reveal the secrets to making home-corned beef with vegetables. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of sherry vinegar. Next, science expert Dan Souza uncovers the science of salt diffusion and nitrites. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Julia how to make the ultimate snickerdoodles.

Italian Chicken (Episode #1715H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster go into the test kitchen together to uncover the secrets to better chicken marsala. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews manual citrus juicers in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Bridget how to make the ultimate skillet-roasted chicken in lemon sauce at home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 16, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Outsmarting Thanksgiving (Episode #1709H)

KQED Plus: Fri, May 12, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Vegetarian Essentials (Episode #1619H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 11, 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.

Hearty One Pot Meals (Episode #1708H)

KQED Plus: Thu, May 11, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Ultimate Chinese (Episode #1618H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 10, 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.

The Ultimate Sticky Buns (Episode #1707H)

KQED Plus: Wed, May 10, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Italian Chicken (Episode #1715H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 9, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster go into the test kitchen together to uncover the secrets to better chicken marsala. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews manual citrus juicers in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Bridget how to make the ultimate skillet-roasted chicken in lemon sauce at home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 16, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Seafood Supper (Episode #1706H)

KQED Plus: Tue, May 9, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Baked Alaska Showstopper (Episode #1714H)

KQED 9: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate baked Alaska at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream machines in the Equipment Corner. Next, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science of insulation and thermodynamics at work in baked Alaska. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus shares the best offset spatulas.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 9, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Italian Chicken (Episode #1715H)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster go into the test kitchen together to uncover the secrets to better chicken marsala. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews manual citrus juicers in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Bridget how to make the ultimate skillet-roasted chicken in lemon sauce at home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 16, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Italian with Ease (Episode #1616H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 7, 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.

Back to Basics (Episode #1703H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate roasted bone-in chicken breasts. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews kitchen trash cans in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to making the best baked potatoes.

Baked Alaska Showstopper (Episode #1714H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate baked Alaska at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream machines in the Equipment Corner. Next, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science of insulation and thermodynamics at work in baked Alaska. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus shares the best offset spatulas.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 9, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Italian Vegetarian (Episode #1705H)

KQED Plus: Fri, May 5, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make perfect cheese and tomato lasagna. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of jarred anchovies. Finally, test cook Keith Dresser uncovers the secrets to really good garlic bread.

French Pork Chops and Bisque (Episode #1617H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 4, 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.

New England Classics (Episode #1704H)

KQED Plus: Thu, May 4, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with host Bridget Lancaster to reveal the secrets to making home-corned beef with vegetables. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of sherry vinegar. Next, science expert Dan Souza uncovers the science of salt diffusion and nitrites. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Julia how to make the ultimate snickerdoodles.

Italian with Ease (Episode #1616H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 3, 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.

Back to Basics (Episode #1703H)

KQED Plus: Wed, May 3, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate roasted bone-in chicken breasts. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews kitchen trash cans in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to making the best baked potatoes.

Baked Alaska Showstopper (Episode #1714H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 2, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate baked Alaska at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream machines in the Equipment Corner. Next, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science of insulation and thermodynamics at work in baked Alaska. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus shares the best offset spatulas.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 9, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Two Modern Stews (Episode #1702H)

KQED Plus: Tue, May 2, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate Portuguese-style beef stew. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of prepared pesto. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews the worst gadgets of the year. Finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to making the best quinoa and vegetable stew.

Refreshing Desserts (Episode #1713H)

KQED 9: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the best ginger frozen yogurt at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews digital scales in the equip-ment corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best personal blenders. Finally, test cook Tim Chin shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make perfect lemon posset with berries.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 2, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Baked Alaska Showstopper (Episode #1714H)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate baked Alaska at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream machines in the Equipment Corner. Next, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science of insulation and thermodynamics at work in baked Alaska. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus shares the best offset spatulas.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 9, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
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