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AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED: Cast Iron Staples (New Season Premiere)

Airs Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED launches Season 17 with new ho...

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Above: AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED launches Season 17 with new hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison (pictured). Bridget and Julia have been fixtures on the show from the very beginning, sharing their cooking skills and deep knowledge of food with viewers over the hundreds of recipes they’ve prepared on air as test cooks.

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AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED launches Season 17 with new hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison. Bridget and Julia have been fixtures on the show from the very beginning, sharing their cooking skills and deep knowledge of food with viewers over the hundreds of recipes they’ve prepared on air as test cooks. The skilled duo lead a team of test cooks as they deconstruct recipes and reveal the test kitchen’s secrets to foolproof cooking at home.

This season, newcomers Elle Simone, Keith Dresser, and Tim Chin join veteran test cooks Dan Souza and Becky Hays, and COOK'S COUNTRY'S Erin McMurrer to master such dishes as grilled pizza, baked Alaska, chicken and sausage gumbo and more. The series also features the popular segments viewers know and love.

In "The Tasting Lab," returning expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget and Julia to taste-test supermarket staples before revealing the series' top food recommendations. Then, equipment tester Adam Ried takes the hosts through an exhaustive and unbiased search for the best kitchen items in "Equipment Corner." Meanwhile, in "Gadgets Galore," Lisa McManus reviews her favorite gadgets and reveals which ones are worth the cost—or not.

AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN: Season 17 Preview

AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED launches Season 17 with new hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison. Bridget and Julia have been fixtures on the show from the very beginning, sharing their cooking skills and deep knowledge of food with viewers over the hundreds of recipes they’ve prepared on air as test cooks. The skilled duo lead a team of test cooks as they deconstruct recipes and reveal the test kitchen’s secrets to foolproof cooking at home.

Episode 1: "Cast Iron Staples" - Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster debunk cast iron myths and share the basics for cast iron care. Then, Julia shows Bridget how to make the ultimate cast iron steak.

Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews paper towel holders in the Equipment Corner.

And finally, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to crisp roast butterflied chicken with rosemary and garlic.

Photo credit: Courtesy of WETA

Roast Butterflied Chicken with Rosemary and Garlic

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