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America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated: Chocolate Torte

Airs Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED, public television's most-watched cooking show, returns with 26 original episodes. Host Christopher Kimball and test kitchen cooks Bridget Lancaster, Julia Collin Davison, Rebecca Hays and Yvonne Ruperti deconstruct America's favorite recipes to reveal the secrets to foolproof cooking at home.

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

Test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Christopher Kimball how to make foolproof chocolate torte at home.
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Above: Test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Christopher Kimball how to make foolproof chocolate torte at home.

In addition to the popular segments viewers love and trust — Adam Ried's equipment reviews, Jack Bishop's taste-tests and Doc Willoughby's science behind cooking segments — the 12th season includes the new "Do It Yourself" segment in which newcomer Bryan Roof makes many common ingredients.

"Chocolate Torte" - Host Christopher Kimball visits the Hotel Sacher Vienna to taste Sacher torte, and test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows him how to make foolproof Chocolate Torte at home.

Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of baking chocolate. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best nut choppers.

Episodes from past seasons are now available for online viewing.

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.

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

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Ask the Test Kitchen: Please educate me on what chocolate to buy for baking

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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/

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