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COOK'S COUNTRY: Fresh And Spicy Spins To Roast Pork And Tacos

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Pork Pernil.
Courtesy of Daniel J. van Ackere/ WGBH
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Pork Pernil.

Airs Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

COOK'S COUNTRY features the best regional home cooking — from potluck dinners and holiday favorites to simple suppers and lost recipes. The Daytime Emmy®- nominated 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.

Pork Pernil
Courtesy of Daniel J. van Ackere/ WGBH
Pork Pernil
California fish tacos.
Courtesy of Daniel J. van Ackere/ WGBH
California fish tacos.

In season seven, test kitchen chefs Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison cook a variety of family-friendly recipes with host Christopher Kimball. From the porch of the COOK'S COUNTRY farmhouse, Kimball introduces educational "Food History" segments about the origins of certain regional recipes.

Jack Bishop challenges Kimball to taste — and rank — blue cheese dressing, frozen French fries, egg noodles and other supermarket staples in front of a live studio audience. Adam Ried, the test kitchen’s resident equipment expert, takes Kimball through his unbiased equipment recommendations for the home cook — from cookie sheets to salad spinners and other household items.

Each episode includes a "Cooking Class" featuring Kimball and Lancaster sharing practical test kitchen tips and techniques. This season, they cover buying fish, cleaning a grill and hard-cooking eggs.

"Fresh And Spicy Spins To Roast Pork And Tacos" - Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Pork Pernil. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of jarred medium salsa. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make California Fish Tacos at home, and Bridget shares the test kitchen’s secrets to buying fish.

COOK'S COUNTRY is on Facebook.

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