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AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED: Elegant Brunch Favorites

Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of bacon.
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Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of bacon.

Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

On "Elegant Brunch Favorites," Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Hi-Rise Bakery across the river in Cambridge, Mass., to learn all about brioche from a pro. Then, in the test kitchen, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make No-Knead Brioche at home.

No-Knead Brioche
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No-Knead Brioche
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Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews brioche pans and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of bacon. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Pear and Blackberry Sauce
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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Pear and Blackberry Sauce

About The Series:

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.

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.

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

Episodes from past seasons are now available for online viewing. AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN is on Facebook, and you can follow @TestKitchen on Twitter.

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