Cook’s Country From America’s Test Kitchen: Texas Beef Barbecue
Airs Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 1p.m. on KPBS TV
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Credit: by Daniel J. van Ackere © 2008 Boston Common Press, DBA America's Test Kitchen
"Cook's Country From America's Test Kitchen" features regional home cooking from across the country. The series, like the successful Cook’s Country magazine, approaches food in a practical, no-nonsense way. In a renovated 1806 farmhouse, the cast scientifically re-imagines family-friendly recipes for the modern home cook. In season two, chefs Bridget Lancaster and Erin McMurrer re-create blue-ribbon regional specialties, such as Creole fried chicken and Alabama BBQ chicken, from across the United States.
In this episode, Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a Texas favorite — shredded barbecued beef paired with ranch potato salad with a homemade dressing. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop puts Kimball to work tasting store-bought whole wheat bread in front of a live audience to find out if commercial brands make the grade.
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