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Cook’s Country From America’s Test Kitchen: Great American Cookout

Airs Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 4 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: In the "Great American Cookout," host Christopher Kimball gets test cook Julia Collin Davison to reveal how to make the best Baltimore Pit Beef right at home.

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.

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.
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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.

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."

"Great American Cookout" - Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals how to make the best Baltimore Pit Beef right at home. Then, host Christopher Kimball answers questions from viewers.

Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of ketchup. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make perfect BBQ Country-Style Ribs.

Past episodes and video clips are available for online viewing. COOK'S COUNTRY is on Facebook, and you can follow @TestKitchen and @cpkimball on Twitter.

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Cook's Country Season 5 Trailer

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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.

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