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America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated: Chewy Brownies And Chocolate Cupcakes

Airs Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Cast members of AMERICA's TEST KITCHEN: Jack Bishop, Adam Ried, Christopher Kimball, Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster.

AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED, public television's most-watched cooking series, returns with 26 first-run episodes featuring more of the popular segments viewers love and trust.

America’s Test Kitchen Feed

America’s Test Kitchen Feed is a destination for free recipes and food stories from the crew at America’s Test Kitchen–we’ll be featuring everything from how to make homemade bacon jam to how to solve kitchen problems with a hairdryer. You’ll also get a glimpse of exclusive, behind-the-scenes snapshots of life at the Test Kitchen.

Season 11 also marks the return "Doc" Willoughby, and his "man on the street" segment. Julia Collin Davison, Becky Hays, Bridget Lancaster and Yvonne Ruperti, prepare 52 all-new recipes, including ultimate chocolate cupcakes, old-fashioned beef pot roast, bread pudding, indoor pulled pork, Chicago-style deep dish pizza, cherry pie, easier fried chicken, hands-free risotto, foolproof grilled tuna and more.

In this episode, Doc Willoughby investigates boxed versus homemade brownies in a head-to-head tasting. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to better-than-the-box chewy brownies at home.

Next, host Christopher Kimball visits NYC’s famous Magnolia Bakery to find out what all the fuss is about! Then, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make the ultimate chocolate cupcakes. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus divulges the best baking gadgets.

Episodes from past seasons are now available for online viewing.

AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN is on Facebook, and you can follow @TestKitchen on Twitter.

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Introducing The America's Test Kitchen Online Cooking School

Above: Want to cook like the professionals at AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN? Now you can. Learn about our new online Cooking School and discover how you can become a better cook with help from Bridget Lancaster and the Cooking School crew.

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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/