America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated: One Great Thanksgiving
Airs Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Credit: Daniel J. Van Ackere
Each week, the cast of "America's Test Kitchen" brings the recipes, testings, and tastings from "Cook's Illustrated" magazine to life on our public television series. With more than 2 million viewers per episode, we are the most-watched cooking show on public television.
Herb Roast Turkey - Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball the secrets to achieving intensely herbed turkey, with a powerful, aromatic flavor that permeates well beyond the meat's surface. Then, he demonstrates how to carve a turkey the right way.
Fluffy Mashed Potatoes - Bridget Lancaster unveils the test kitchen's solution to a mashed potato recipe that allows for more of the prep work to be done in advance, but still delivers a fully smooth mash with robust, earthy potato flavor.
Equipment Corner: Potato Ricers - For silky-smooth mashed potatoes, the test kitchen has always recommended a potato ricer. This device resembles an oversized garlic press. Equipment expert Adam Ried shows demonstrates the differences between models for host Christopher Kimball and reveals the clear winner in this category.
The Science of Mashed Potatoes - Odd Todd and the test kitchen Science Expert, Guy Crosby, explain the starches in potatoes and reveal their effects on texture in mashed potatoes.
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