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AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED: Spiced-Up Cuban Cuisine

Cuban Shredded Beef with Garlic and Lime.
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Cuban Shredded Beef with Garlic and Lime.

Airs Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

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 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.
Cuban-Style Picadillo.
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Cuban-Style Picadillo.
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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.

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

"Spiced-Up Cuban Cuisine" - Man on the street Doc Willoughby learns about Cuban cuisine from chef Maricel Presilla of Zafra Kitchens in New York. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a perfect Cuban-Style Picadillo at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews tortilla presses in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Cuban Shredded Beef.

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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