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America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated: Classic Asian Appetizers

Airs Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Host Christopher Kimball with cook Rebecca Hays in the test kitchen.

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Read Chris’ latest updates from "America's Test Kitchen."

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.

Recipes: Shrimp tempura; Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps

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Funniest Moments in America's Test Kitchen

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Above: Bloopers, accidents & practical jokes on the set of AMERICA's TEST KITCHEN, the popular PBS cooking show with Chris Kimball and the test cooks from Cook's Illustrated magazine.