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AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED: Season 19

Airs Saturdays, May 11 - 25 & June 22 - July 13 & July 27 - Aug. 10 & Sept. 7 - Nov. 16, 2019 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

The ATK cast. In season 19 of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED,...

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Above: The ATK cast. In season 19 of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED, hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison head into the test kitchen to bring more foolproof recipes to the home cook.

In Season 19 of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED, hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison head into the test kitchen to bring more foolproof recipes to the home cook.

The skilled duo lead a team of veteran test cooks that viewers have come to love and trust – including Dan Souza, Becky Hays, Erin McMurrer, Keith Dresser, Elle Simone and Tim Chin, plus new test cook Lan Lam — as they deconstruct recipes, share the results of their exhaustive equipment reviews and taste tests, and reveal the test kitchen’s secrets to foolproof cooking at home.

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Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison lead a team of veteran test cooks that viewers have come to love and trust — as they deconstruct recipes, share the results of their exhaustive equipment reviews and taste tests, and reveal the test kitchen’s secrets to foolproof cooking at home.

EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1: “Pork Chops and Oven Fries” airs Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. - In this episode, test cook Elle Simone makes Bridget the ultimate deviled pork chops. Then tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of dark chocolate chips, and gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews kids' oven mitts. Science expert Dan Souza reveals the science behind non-Newtonian fluids, and test cook Lan Lam makes the perfect thick-cut oven fries.

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Thick-cut oven fries

Episode 2: “Chocolate Delights” airs Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. - Bridget and Julia uncover the secrets to making foolproof all-butter pie dough and chocolate cream pie, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of cocoa powder. Finally, test cook Elle Simone makes Julia a decadent dark chocolate fudge sauce.

Episode 3: “Roast Chicken and Sprouts” airs Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. - In this episode, Julia and Bridget unlock the secrets to the ultimate roast chicken with warm bread salad. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of white miso. Finally, test cook Elle Simone teaches Bridget how to make foolproof skillet-roasted Brussels sprouts with chile, peanuts, and mint.

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Skillet roasted Brussels sprouts with chile, peanuts and mint

No broadcasts on June 1, 7 or 15.

Episode 4: “The Perfect Cake” airs Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. - Bridget and Julia reveal the secrets to making the perfect gingerbread layer cake at home. Gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews stovetop kettles. Finally, test cook Keith Dresser makes a foolproof recipe for sticky toffee pudding cakes.

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Sticky toffee pudding

Episode 5: “Chinese Favorites” airs Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m. - Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster unlock the secrets to making a Chinese classic at home: flat hand-pulled noodles (Biang Biang Mian) with chili oil vinaigrette. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for meat cleavers, and test cook Dan Souza makes Julia the ultimate Chinese-style barbecued spareribs.

Episode 6: “The Perfect Cookie” airs Saturday, July 6 at 2 p.m. - Test cook Dan Souza makes Julia a festive recipe for Easy Holiday Sugar Cookies. Equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for parchment paper, and gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews silicone baking mats. Test cook Lan Lam then makes Bridget the Best Lemon Bars.

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Easy holiday sugar cookies

Episode 7: “Elegant Dinner Party” airs Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. - In this episode, Bridget and Julia uncover the secrets to the ultimate Braised Brisket with Pomegranate, Cumin, and Cilantro. In the Equipment Corner, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his top pick for twist corkscrews. Finally, test cook Dan Souza makes a decadent Duchess Potato Casserole.

No broadcast on July 20.

Episode 8: “Sous Vide for Everybody” airs Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m. - Test cook Dan Souza makes Bridget Sous Vide Seared Steaks. Equipment expert Adam Ried then reviews his top pick for sous vide machines, and test cook Elle Simone makes a show stopping sous vide staple: Soft-Poached Eggs.

Episode 9: “Chicken and Biscuits” airs Saturday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. - Test cook Becky Hays and host Julia Collin Davison make the perfect Indoor Pulled Chicken. Tasting expert Jack Bishop then challenges host Bridget Lancaster to a tasting of basmati rice, gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews the gadgets you didn’t know you needed, and test cook Erin McMurrer unlocks the secrets to making Ultimate Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits at home.

Episode 10:“Cooking at Home with Bridget and Julia” air Saturday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. - Julia and Bridget uncover the secrets to the perfect Hearty Beef and Vegetable Stew. In the Equipment Corner, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for 13 by 9-inch glass baking dishes, and science expert Dan Souza explains the science behind the sound and flavor of food. Finally, Julia and Bridget make the ultimate Cod Baked in Foil with Leeks and Carrots.

Episode 11: “Mexican Fare” airs Saturday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. - Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison unlock the secrets to making a Mexican staple: Crispy Tacos (Tacos Dorados). Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a dry vermouth tasting, and gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews a must-have for home cooks: fire extinguishers. Science expert Dan Souza then gives a demonstration of fast-freezing liquid nitrogen, and test cook Erin McMurrer makes the perfect Roasted Poblano and Black Bean Enchiladas for Bridget.

Episode 12: “Weeknight Italian” airs Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. - Test cook Dan Souza makes Bridget the quickest One-Hour Pizza. Equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for baking stones and steels, and gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews under-appliance dusters. Then, Julia and test cook Elle Simone unlock the secrets to the ultimate Beef Short Rib Ragu.

Episode 13: “Brunch Favorites” airs Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. - Julia and Bridget uncover the secrets to the best Coffee Cake with Pecan-Cinnamon Streusel. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of crunchy peanut butter. Gadget critic Lisa McManus gives a roundup of smart gadgets for home cooks, and test cook Keith Dresser makes Bridget a foolproof Broccoli and Feta Frittata.

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Coffee cake with pecan cinnamon streusel

Episode 14: “Spring Dinner for Company” airs Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. - In this episode, test cook Becky Hays makes Julia the perfect Roasted Whole Side of Salmon. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a turmeric tasting, gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews kids’ vegetable peelers, and science expert Dan Souza explains the magic of emulsions. Finally, Dan makes the best recipe for Buttery Spring Vegetables.

Episode 15: “How to Braise Everything” airs Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. - Test cook Dan Souza and host Julia Collin Davison teach viewers how to make Braised Oxtails with White Beans, Tomatoes, and Aleppo Pepper. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for Dutch ovens, and test cook Becky Hays makes Bridget foolproof Fava Beans with Artichokes, Asparagus, and Peas.

Episode 16: “A Taste of Brazil” airs Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. - In this episode, test cook Becky Hays makes Julia a Brazilian classic: Shrimp and Fish Stew (Moqueca). Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of Pecorino Romano. Finally, Julia and Bridget uncover the secrets to making Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de Queijo) at home.

Episode 17: “Classic Chinese at Home” airs Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. - Test cook Dan Souza makes Bridget the ultimate Chinese Pork Dumplings. In the Equipment Corner, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for steamer baskets, and gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews ginger graters. Science expert Dan Souza then explains the science behind proper pouring techniques, and test cook Keith Dresser makes Julia perfect Beijing-Style Meat Sauce and Noodles (Zha Jiang Mian).

Episode 18: “Middle Eastern Dinner” airs Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. - In this episode, test cook Elle Simone and host Julia reveal the secrets to making foolproof Falafel at home. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of canned chickpeas, and test cook Becky Hays makes Bridget the ultimate Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup (Harira).

Episode 19: “Better Breakfast” airs Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. - Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster teach viewers how to make Easy Pancakes. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of turkey bacon. Next, gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews syrup dispensers, and science expert Dan Souza demystifies the science of baking soda and browning. Then, test cook Becky Hays makes Julia a decadent version of a breakfast classic: Creamy French-Style Scrambled Eggs.

Episode 20: “Updated Italian” airs Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. - Test cook Keith Dresser makes Bridget an updated recipe for an Italian staple: Chicken Piccata. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of unsalted butter, and science expert Dan Souza explains the science behind fat and temperature perception. Finally, Bridget and Julia unlock the secrets to making the ultimate Chocolate Semifreddo.

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Chocolate Semifreddo, Italy's elegant alternative to gelato and ice cream

Episode 21: “Italian Classics” airs Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. - In this episode, Julia and Bridget uncover the secrets to making the perfect Pane Francese at home, and equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his top pick for fine-mesh strainers. Then, test cook Erin McMurrer makes Bridget a foolproof recipe for an Italian classic: Chicken Vesuvio.

MORE EPISODES TO BE ANNOUNCED:

Episode 22: “New Flavors on the Grill” air date TBA - Hosts Bridget and Julia unlock the secrets to making the ultimate Vietnamese Grilled Pork Patties on the grill. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for kitchen shears. Finally, Dan and Julia make a foolproof Japanese recipe on the grill: Grilled Steak and Scallion Rolls (Negimaki).

Episode 23: “Latin Summer Favorites” air date TBA - Test cook Lan Lam makes Bridget the ultimate Grilled Mojo-Marinated Skirt Steak. In the Equipment Corner, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews boning knives. Then, test cook Keith Dresser and host Julia reveal the secrets to the best Peruvian Ceviche recipe.

Episode 24: “Pork Two Ways” air date TBA - Test cook Becky Hays makes host Bridget Lancaster Perfect Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloin Steaks. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for air fryers, and test cook Dan Souza makes a show stopping Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly for Julia.

Episode 25: “Summer Picnic Party” air date TBA - In this episode, test cook Dan Souza and host Julia teach viewers how to make the ultimate Grilled Chicken Thighs. Tasting expert Jack Bishop then challenges Bridget to a fresh mozzarella tasting, and gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews popsicle molds. Next, test cook Keith Dresser makes Bridget a foolproof Italian Pasta Salad.

Episode 26: “Latin Comfort Food” air date TBA - Test cook Elle Simone makes Julia the best Braised New Mexico–Style Pork in Red Chile Sauce (Carne Adovada), and equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for 9-inch tongs. Then, test cook Erin McMurrer makes Bridget the ultimate Mexican Corn Salad (Esquites).

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