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America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated: Salmon-Indoors And Out

Airs Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Christopher Kimball with cook Rebecca Hays in the 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.

oven-roasted salmon

Above: oven-roasted salmon

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 Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to perfect oven-roasted salmon. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of California olive oils. Finally, science expert Guy Crosby reveals the science behind nonstick seasoning, and test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Kimball the foolproof method to perfectly grilled salmon steaks.

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What is America's Test Kitchen?

Above: We know how frustrating it can be when things go wrong in the kitchen. That's why every single recipe in our books has been tested not once, not twice, but often as many as 20, 30, or even 40 times. And then, just to make absolutely sure, we often test our recipes using cheap cookware, mediocre stovetops, and the wrong ingredients. All of this work results, we hope, in a simple promise: Our recipes work the first time and every time. Please visit our websites: http://www.americastestkitchen.com/ http://www.cooksillustrated.com/ http://www.cookscountrytv.com/