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America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated: Cool And Creamy Desserts

Airs Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 2 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 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.

Tour the Test Kitchen

America’s Test Kitchen is filmed in a real, working test kitchen located just outside of Boston. It is the home of Cook’s Illustrated magazine and the Monday-to-Friday destination for more than three dozen test cooks, editors, food scientists, tasters, and cookware specialists. Take a look inside

Test cook Yvonne Ruperti and host Christopher Kimball taste chocolate pudding.
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Above: Test cook Yvonne Ruperti and host Christopher Kimball taste chocolate pudding.

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.

"Cool And Creamy Desserts" - Host Christopher Kimball visits Toscanini’s to learn the secrets behind professional ice-cream making. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best homemade ice cream.

Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick for the top ice-cream makers, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vanilla beans. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to the perfect chocolate pudding.

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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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/