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Cook’s Country From America’s Test Kitchen: Breakfast Breads

Airs Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: The cast of COOK'S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN, pictured left to right, Julia Collin, Erin McMurrer, Christopher Kimball, Bridget Lancaster and in the front row, Adam Reid and Jack Bishop.

COOK'S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN features the best regional home cooking — from potluck dinners and holiday favorites to simple suppers and lost recipes. The series takes the same practical, no-nonsense and scientific approach as Cook’s Country magazine by providing home cooks with foolproof recipes and cooking techniques developed through rigorous investigation and careful testing.

Cooking 101

These comprehensive cooking guides will teach you the core techniques behind classic American dishes. You will also learn what equipment and which ingredients are absolutely essential in the preparation of these classic recipes. Each guide also lists our all-time best recipes so you can find just the recipe you want.

In season five, test kitchen chefs Bridget Lancaster, Julia Collin Davison and Erin McMurrer cook a variety of family-friendly recipes with host Christopher Kimball. The Tasting Lab's Jack Bishop again challenges Kimball to sample supermarket staples, while Adam Ried reveals his top equipment recommendations. Other segments include: "Food History" and "Ask Cook’s Country."

"Breakfast Breads" - In this episode, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Morning Buns. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of pancake mix. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for muffin tins. And finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Chris how to make Morning Glory Muffins right at home.

COOK'S COUNTRY is on Facebook, and you can follow @TestKitchen on Twitter. Visit Christopher Kimball's Blog for his latest updates.

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1806 Farmhouse: Cook's Country Behind The Scenes

Above: 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.