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Cook’s Country From America’s Test Kitchen: Northern Cookout

Airs Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Test cook Julia Collin Davison and host Chris Kimball grill on the set of

Credit: Daniel J. Van Ackere 2009

Above: Test cook Julia Collin Davison and host Chris Kimball grill on the set of "Cook's Country."

"Cook's Country From America's Test Kitchen" features regional home cooking from across the country. The series, like 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.

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In season three, test cooks Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison uncover blue-ribbon regional specialties (Cornell barbecued chicken, "Juicy Lucy" burgers and Texas barbecued beef ribs), re-discover "lost" recipes (monkey bread and Shaker lemon pie), and tackle classic American fare in need of a makeover (glazed meatloaf, chocolate cream cupcakes, angel food cake and more).

Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to live tastings of kitchen staples like barbecue sauce, hot cocoa and decaf coffee, while equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the test kitchen’s top choices for hand mixers, dish towels, vacuum sealers and more. Kimball also introduces short documentary segments on the history of American favorites, including lemon pudding cake, Syracuse salt potatoes and icebox strawberry pie.

In this episode, Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a state fair classic, Cornell Barbecued Chicken, and serves it with a side of Syracuse Salt Potatoes. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of bottled barbecue sauce. Finally, Julia Collin Davison brings a Midwest favorite home and uncovers the secrets to making perfect Jucy Lucy Burgers.

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1806 Farmhouse: Cook's Country Behind The Scenes

Ever wonder what it takes to film a public television show in a farmhouse built in 1806? COOK'S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN uncovers the best of American home cooking. Our recipes are tested not once, not twice, but often as many as 20, 30 or even 40 times. The result: foolproof recipes you can trust to work the first time—and every time. Our show, now in its third season, is filmed in a renovated 1806 farmhouse with a full working test kitchen.

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