America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated: Classic Asian Appetizers
Airs Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Thursday, August 19, 2010
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In addition to the popular segments viewers love and trust — such as foolproof recipes, equipment reviews and taste-tests — the 10th season also features new segments and fresh faces. Host Christopher Kimball is joined in the kitchen by cooks Bridget Lancaster, Julia Collin Davison, Rebecca Hays, J. Kenji Alt and newcomer Yvonne Ruperti.
This season, the "America's Test Kitchen" team prepares 50 all-new recipes, including triple chocolate mousse cake, blueberry muffins, baked ziti, grilled salmon, slow-braised short ribs, French fries, pumpkin pie, chocolate chip cookies, hearty Italian meat sauce, old-fashioned burgers and more.
In this episode, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to super-light and crispy tempura at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop invites host Christopher Kimball to taste mirin, a Japanese sweet cooking wine. Gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the best mortar and pestle set, and finally, test cook Becky Hays translates Thai pork lettuce wraps into an easy home recipe.