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America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated: Simply Chicken

Airs Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Christopher Kimball and the cast of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED, the most-watched cooking show on public television and a 2012 Daytime Emmy® nominee, use a common-sense, practical approach to solve everyday cooking problems and help viewers save time and money.

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.

Test cook Julia Collin Davison makes the best simple roast chicken.
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Above: Test cook Julia Collin Davison makes the best simple roast chicken.

Wine and Food Pairings

View a listing of recipes from the current season of AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN with wine pairing recommendations from Wente Vineyards. For more wine information, click on the wine recommendation link, which will take you to the Wente Vineyards website. To go back to the recipe page you were viewing, simply click on the recipe title.

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.

"Simply Chicken" - Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a French classic, Chicken Fricassee, with test cook Becky Hays.

Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the best cutting boards in the Equipment Corner, and science expert Guy Crosby uncovers the science behind emulsification and the human sense of taste. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the best simple Roast Chicken.

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. Read Chris’ latest blog updates, and follow him on Twitter

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How to Make Shatteringly Crisp Chicken Skin

Above: Ultra crispy skin is one of the most pleasurable things about roast chicken. The Test Kitchen's Dan Souza shares some of the best tricks to ensure your chicken comes out so crisp, it crackles. Watch more Super Quick Video Tips at http://AmericasTestKitchenFeed.com

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America's Test Kitchen: Great Roast Chicken

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Tandoori Chicken Recipe From America's Test Kitchen

Above: We weren't going to let a 24-hour marinade or the lack of a 900-degree oven keep us from turning Tandoori Chicken into an easy weeknight dinner.

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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/