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KPBS Holiday Programming

America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated: A Slow And Easy Thanksgiving

Airs Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated: A Slow And Easy Thanksgiving

Airs Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Julia Collin Davison cooks in the test kitchen with host Christopher Kimball.

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.

The cast of AMERICA's TEST KITCHEN: Jack Bishop, Adam Ried, Christopher Kimball, Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster.
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Above: The cast of AMERICA's TEST KITCHEN: Jack Bishop, Adam Ried, Christopher Kimball, Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster.

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.

"A Slow And Easy Thanksgiving" - In this episode, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to a slow and easy Thanksgiving with Braised Turkey and makes Bread Stuffing for a crowd. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews oven thermometers in the Equipment Corner.

Episodes from past seasons are now available for online viewing. AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN is on Facebook, and you can follow @TestKitchen on Twitter.

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America's Test Kitchen: How To Carve a Turkey

Above: Turkey carving is a messy job best done in the kitchen. This is AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN'S recommended method for carving a turkey. AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN is a real 2,500 square foot test kitchen located just outside of Boston that is home to more than three dozen full-time cooks and product testers. Our mission is simple: to develop the absolute best recipes for all of your favorite foods. To do this, we test each recipe 30, 40, sometimes as many as 70 times, until we arrive at the combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and equipment that yields the best, most-foolproof recipe.

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What are the America's Test Kitchen test cooks making for Thanksgiving?

Above: Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays because of all the cooking—and eating, of course. See what our test cooks are making for their holiday. What are you planning to cook?

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Christopher Kimball and Bridget Lancaster Butterfly a Turkey with Rubber Mallet

Above: Blast from the Past: Chris and Bridget whack a turkey flat. High-Roast Butterflied Turkey from Season 2 of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN.

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Above: Rolling out cookie dough is a sticky business. Most recipes add excess flour, and the resulting cookies are tough. Could we make tender, crispy cookies that roll out easily? Each week, the cast of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN brings the recipes, testings, and tastings from Cook's Illustrated magazine to life on our public television series. With more than 2 million viewers per episode, we are the most-watched cooking show on public television.

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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/