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Cook's Country From America's Test Kitchen: Great American Cookout

In the "Great American Cookout," host Christopher Kimball gets test cook Julia Collin Davison to reveal how to make the best Baltimore Pit Beef right at home.
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In the "Great American Cookout," host Christopher Kimball gets test cook Julia Collin Davison to reveal how to make the best Baltimore Pit Beef right at home.

Airs Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 4 p.m. on KPBS TV

COOK'S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN features the best regional home cooking — from potluck dinners and holiday favorites to simple suppers and lost recipes. The series takes the same practical, no-nonsense and scientific approach as Cook’s Country magazine by providing home cooks with foolproof recipes and cooking techniques developed through rigorous investigation and careful testing.

Cooking 101

These comprehensive cooking guides will teach you the core techniques behind classic American dishes. You will also learn what equipment and which ingredients are absolutely essential in the preparation of these classic recipes. Each guide also lists our all-time best recipes so you can find just the recipe you want.

In season five, test kitchen chefs Bridget Lancaster, Julia Collin Davison and Erin McMurrer cook a variety of family-friendly recipes with host Christopher Kimball. The Tasting Lab's Jack Bishop again challenges Kimball to sample supermarket staples, while Adam Ried reveals his top equipment recommendations. Other segments include: "Food History" and "Ask Cook’s Country."

"Great American Cookout" - Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals how to make the best Baltimore Pit Beef right at home. Then, host Christopher Kimball answers questions from viewers.

Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of ketchup. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make perfect BBQ Country-Style Ribs.

Past episodes and video clips are available for online viewing. COOK'S COUNTRY is on Facebook, and you can follow @TestKitchen and @cpkimball on Twitter.

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