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AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED: Spiced-Up Cuban Cuisine

Airs Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Cuban Shredded Beef with Garlic and Lime.

Christopher Kimball and the cast of the Daytime Emmy-nominated AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN use a common-sense, practical approach to solve everyday cooking problems and help viewers save time and money. Kimball and test kitchen cooks Bridget Lancaster, Julia Collin Davison, Rebecca Hays, Bryan Roof and Dan Souza reveal the basics of home cooking while preparing dozens of tried-and-true recipes, including beef burgundy, lemon chiffon pie, pepper-crusted beef tenderloin roast, New England lobster roll, French-style pork stew, no-knead brioche, oven-steamed mussels, grilled glazed baby back ribs, chocolate tart and more.

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The cast of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN: Jack Bishop, Adam Reid, host Christopher Kimball, Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster.

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Cuban-Style Picadillo.

The popular segments viewers love and trust also return. The Tasting Lab's Jack Bishop challenges Kimball to taste-test supermarket staples before revealing AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN'S top recommendations for BBQ sauce, chicken broth, coffee, hummus, bacon and other foods. Adam Ried, the test kitchen’s resident equipment expert, takes Kimball through the unbiased results for cookware, charcoal grills, pepper grinders, chef's knives and other kitchen items.

This season also features gadget reviews with Lisa McManus, "Man on the Street" discoveries with "Doc" Willoughby and visits with nationally known chefs.

"Spiced-Up Cuban Cuisine" - Man on the street Doc Willoughby learns about Cuban cuisine from chef Maricel Presilla of Zafra Kitchens in New York. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a perfect Cuban-Style Picadillo at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews tortilla presses in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Cuban Shredded Beef.

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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John "Doc" Willoughby Visits Zafra

Above: On Season 14 of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN, John "Doc" Willoughby visits Zafra in Hoboken, New Jersey, and chats with chef/owner Maricel Presilla about Latin-American cuisine—Cuban, specifically.

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Learn to Cook: Make Homemade Flour Tortillas

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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/