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America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated: Old-Fashioned Fruit Desserts

Airs Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Cook Julia Collin Davison and host Christopher Kimball explore delicious reci...

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Above: Cook Julia Collin Davison and host Christopher Kimball explore delicious recipes and ingredients, new cooking technologies and food science to help home chefs find success in the 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.

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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 Yvonne Ruperti shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best upside down apple cake, while gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the test kitchen's top choice for apple slicers. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Kimball to a tasting of vanilla, and finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison makes an easy, yet elegant berry gratin.

Funniest Moments in America's Test Kitchen

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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.

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