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America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: French Sweets, Refined And Rustic

Test kitchen chef Bridget Lancaster with host Christopher Kimball
Courtesy of Daniel J. van Ackere. © 2012 Boston Common Press
Test kitchen chef Bridget Lancaster with host Christopher Kimball

Airs Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

Christopher Kimball and the cast of AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED, the most-watched cooking show on public television and a 2012 Daytime Emmy® winner, use a common-sense, practical approach to solve everyday cooking problems and help viewers save time and money.

America’s Test Kitchen Feed

America’s Test Kitchen Feed is a destination for free recipes and food stories from the crew at America’s Test Kitchen–we’ll be featuring everything from how to make homemade bacon jam to how to solve kitchen problems with a hairdryer. You’ll also get a glimpse of exclusive, behind-the-scenes snapshots of life at the Test Kitchen.

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Kimball and test kitchen cooks Bridget Lancaster, Julia Collin Davison and Rebecca Hays reveal the basics of home cooking while preparing dozens of tried-and-true recipes, including prime rib and French-style pot-roasted pork loin, pasta all'Amatriciana, Sichuan stir-fried pork in garlic sauce, grill-roasted turkey, classic chicken salad, French apple cake, carrot layer cake and raspberry sorbet.

The popular segments viewers love and trust also return, including food tastings with Jack Bishop, equipment testing with Adam Ried, gadget reviews with Lisa McManus and food science with Guy Crosby.

"French Sweets, Refined And Rustic" - Man on the Street John “Doc” Willoughby heads to the Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory in Brooklyn to learn all about the art of chocolate making.

Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Chocolate Truffles at home.

Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of cocoa powder. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best French Apple Cake.

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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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