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

Summer Dinner Party (Episode #1724H)

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 12:00 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.

New York Natives (Episode #1602H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 31, 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.

Two Modern Stews (Episode #1702H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 30, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

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.

New England Classics (Episode #1704H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 30, 2017 -- 11:00 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.

Two Modern Stews (Episode #1702H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

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.

Spanish Chicken and Israeli Couscous (Episode #1605H)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 26, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Fast Food Makeovers (Episode #1723H)

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

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.

French Bistro Favorites (Episode #1601H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 24, 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.

Back to Basics (Episode #1703H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 23, 2017 -- 11:00 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.

Cast Iron Staples (Episode #1701H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 -- 2:30 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.

A Hearty Fall Feast (Episode #1604H)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

A Spanish Affair (Episode #1722H)

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

Host Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best paella on the grill with host Bridget Lancaster. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews paella pans in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows Julia how to make the ultimate patatas bravas at home.

Back to Basics (Episode #1703H)

KQED Life: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 6:30 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.

Two Modern Stews (Episode #1702H)

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

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Cast Iron Staples (Episode #1701H)

KQED Life: Tue, Dec 12, 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 Plus: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Revolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts (Episode #1626H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 12, 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.

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 Plus: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • 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 Plus: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • 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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