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Cook’s Country From America’s Test Kitchen: Dessert On Bourbon Street

Airs Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Test cook Bridget Lancaster with host Chris Kimball. The Daytime Emmy®-nominated COOK'S COUNTRY provides home cooks with foolproof regional recipes and cooking techniques.

COOK'S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN features the best regional specialties — from potluck dinners and holiday favorites to simple suppers and lost recipes. The Daytime Emmy®-nominated 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.

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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.

Courtesy of American Public Television

Host Christopher Kimball in the test kitchen with Tasting Lab expert Jack Bishop.

In season six, test kitchen chefs Bridget Lancaster, Julia Collin Davison and Erin McMurrer prepare a variety of blue-ribbon specialties and American classics with host Christopher Kimball.

Recipes include: Atlanta brisket, South Dakota corncob-smoked ribs, beignets, peaches and cream pie, Chinese chicken salad and meatloaf.

In addition, Kimball introduces educational "Food History" segments, Jack Bishop challenges Kimball to taste — and rank — supermarket staples, Adam Ried recommends household equipment, and Kimball and Lancaster share practical test kitchen tips and techniques.

"Dessert On Bourbon Street" - Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate New Orleans Bourbon Bread Pudding. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for sugar shakers. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of grits. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making perfect Beignets at home.

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

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Cook's Country Season Six Trailer

Above: In season six, test kitchen chefs Bridget Lancaster, Julia Collin Davison and Erin McMurrer prepare a variety of blue-ribbon specialties and American classics with host Christopher Kimball. Recipes include: Atlanta brisket, South Dakota corncob-smoked ribs, beignets, peaches and cream pie, Chinese chicken salad and meatloaf.

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