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AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED: Beefing Up Mexican Favorites

Shredded Beef Taco
Courtesy of Carl Tremblay/ WGBH
Shredded Beef Taco

Airs Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

Christopher Kimball and the cast of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN, the most-watched cooking show on public television and a 2012 Daytime Emmy nominee, use a common-sense, practical approach to solve everyday cooking problems and save viewers time and money. Kimball and dedicated test kitchen cooks Bridget Lancaster, Julia Collin Davison and Rebecca Hays reveal the basics of foolproof home cooking while preparing dozens of exhaustively tested recipes.

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.
Mexican-Style Grilled Steak (Carne Asada)
Courtesy of Carl Tremblay/ WGBH
Mexican-Style Grilled Steak (Carne Asada)

Season 15 features 51 all-new recipes, including modern cheese souffle, best chicken stew, broiled pork tenderloin, cioppino, fresh strawberry mousse, the best baguette, grilled fish tacos, the best grilled burger, French apple 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 jasmine rice, white beans, dark chocolate, orange juice, frozen yogurt and other foods. Adam Ried, the test kitchen's resident equipment expert, takes Kimball through the unbiased results for mixing bowls, ladles, mandolines, French presses and other kitchen items. Each episode concludes with Kimball sharing the test kitchen's tips and techniques for aerating wine, cooking crispy yet tender bacon, and thawing meat quickly, among others.

"Beefing Up Mexican Favorites" - Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Mexican-Style Grilled Steak at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of dark chocolate. Then, man on the street Doc Willoughby learns about tacos with chef Alex Stupak of Empellón Cocina. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Shredded Beef Tacos.

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

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