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America’s Test Kitchen: Weeknight Summer Supper

Airs Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: In season nine of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED, host Christopher Kimball and the test kitchen team explore delicious recipes and ingredients, new cooking technologies and the science of food to help home chefs find success in the kitchen.

Bridget Lancaster shows Christopher Kimball the test kitchen technique to perfectly grilled chicken breasts with tender and succulent meat and golden, crisp skin. Cherry tomatoes taste great but they exude lots of liquid when cut, quickly turning a salad into soup. Bridget Lancaster reveals the test kitchen secrets to achieving a perfect summer salad that delivers a sweet tomato flavor in every bite.

The test kitchen leaves no kitchen gadget untested. Adam Ried explores whether environmentally friendly cookers are really useful. Quick Tip: how to know when your grill is ready? Host Christopher Kimball demonstrates the test kitchen technique for gauging grill readiness. Hint: all you need is a slice of bread.

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