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

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

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 11, 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.

Revolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts (Episode #1626H)

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

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.

Mediterranean Grill (Episode #1721H)

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 12:00 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.

Cast Iron Staples (Episode #1701H)

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

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster debunk cast iron myths and share the basics for cast iron care. Then, Julia shows Bridget how to make the ultimate cast iron steak. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews paper towel holders in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to crisp roast butterflied chicken with rosemary and garlic.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Mexican Mole and Drunken Beans (Episode #1624H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 8, 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.

Cast Iron Staples (Episode #1701H)

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

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster debunk cast iron myths and share the basics for cast iron care. Then, Julia shows Bridget how to make the ultimate cast iron steak. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews paper towel holders in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to crisp roast butterflied chicken with rosemary and garlic.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 7, 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.

Revolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts (Episode #1626H)

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

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.

Country Ribs and Corn Muffins (Episode #1622H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 6, 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.

Revolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts (Episode #1626H)

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

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.

Braised to Perfection (Episode #1620H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 11:30 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.

Dinner In Cuba (Episode #1621H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 5, 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.

New York Natives (Episode #1602H)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Braised to Perfection (Episode #1620H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 4, 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.

Vegetarian Essentials (Episode #1619H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 1, 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.

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